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Old 10-13-2013, 03:43 PM
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Unhappy Front hubs 2500 2wd

I am replacing the front bearings on my 01 2500 2wd diesel. I can't find any information on the tightening procedure for replacing the hubs, they are using a self locking nut and I am not sure if the procedure is to use a preset torque limit or tighten to contact and then add 1/4 or 1/2 turn or???? none of the cheap repair manuals even address replacing the hubs.

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Tighten it by hand, then give it another half to 3/4 turn. Put the cotter pin in and call it a day.
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This is a 2wd 2500 and used a self locking nut the spindle has no keyway or hole for a cotter pin.
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This is a 2wd 2500 and used a self locking nut the spindle has no keyway or hole for a cotter pin.
OK then, my best guess would be the same principle, however you can't hand tighten it. I'm gonna have to go with calling your shop or look in a service manual to get the proper torque specs. I could guess, but that would not be very good considering it's your front wheel that's being tightened down. If I were doing it, I would be comfortable with what I did, but I can't tell you to do the same.

OK, so I looked on a couple other forums, and the consensus is 180 ft. pounds for the axle nut. Whether or not that is correct, I don't know.
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I have checked with a couple of truck shops and a Dodge service center, and they can't make up their mind. I'm getting answers from 80 to 280 ft. lbs. so it looks like we're all on our own.

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Copied of the dealer install.
On models with all-wheel antilock system (ABS), check condition of tone wheel on hub/bearing. If teeth on wheel are damaged, hub/bearing assembly will have to be replaced (tone wheel is not serviced separately).
Slide the hub/bearing onto the spindle.On 3500 HD slide the spindle stub shaft into the hub/bearing and tighten.
Install the new hub/bearing nut and tighten to:
LD 1500: 251Nm (185 ft. lbs.)
HD 2500/3500: 380 Nm (280 ft lbs.)
Install the rotor onto hub/bearing wheel studs.
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4wd is 180 ft/lbs and uses a cotter pin.
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I know on older dodges the locking nut had tabs that you hit down to keep them from coming loose.
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