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I just changed out my right wheel hub assy, everything I'm finding online says tighten to 20ft/lb then back off quarter turn and then hand tighten......... Honestly that just doesn't sound like it's going to hold my front tire on seeing as how it's a 2wd with independent front suspension. Anyone care to chime in? I'd really appreciate someone saving me from a catastrophic failure lmao

 

From the 2001 Dodge Ram FSM  page 59, section 2-8

FRONT - 2WD TORQUE SPECIFICATION 

Hub Bearing HD 2500/3500: 280 Ft. Lbs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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10 minutes ago, IBMobile said:

I just changed out my right wheel hub assy, everything I'm finding online says tighten to 20ft/lb then back off quarter turn and then hand tighten.........

 

If the two wheel drive front bearing in this application does not use a sealed bearing cartridge (unit bearing), then this procedure does sound right.  If the hub uses an inner and outer tapered roller bearing that are not sealed then tightening to 20 ft/lbs seats the bearing races, backing off 1/4 turn gives free play, and finally hand tightening sets the preload.  There should also be a locking device to stop the nut from turning.

 

If the two wheel drive front bearing uses a unit bearing, then the 280 ft/lbs procedure would be applicable.

 

- John

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I have no idea what the difference in bearings is hahaha I do know that it's the whole hub assy and the bearing is split in the center, and the hub nut has plastic on the end of it..... There's no spot for a cotter pin or anything. If it helps it's a 2001 2wd auto, IFS......

@IBMobile oops, just seen your post haha thanks bud, thanks for the replies guys, 

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Tractor man is dead on if you have a pair of tapered rollers.  That is how to get a proper preload on them.  (I go tighter than 20 to make sure everything is seated, but usually finger tight or a bit tighter is good.

 

But if you put a cartridge in like the picture, it will be the 250 ft*lb number.  image.png.25ec3731beacc9c62a9960eb0db1ba93.png

 

I "think" the cab/chassis solid front axle still utilized the non cartridge approach on front wheel bearings.

Hope that helps.

 

Hag

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