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#1 The Dude Abides

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 10:41 PM

My newly brakes are working good but i noticed some squeeking and popping on one of the sides. I can wiggle the wheel around alittle. When i pop off the wheel the castle nut is on but i can wiggle it back and forth. Seems the cotter pin is holding it onto the hub mostly. How tight does this need to be

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 10:46 PM

You mean the 36mm castle nut on the end of the axle? I stand on um with a breaker bar and I'm over 200lbs. So,basically,as tight as I can get um. That works for me.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 10:48 PM

I read 150 ft pounds... but I didn't have a TQ wrench that big so I just tightened really tight..

so far so good... did you recently do the bearings? (fi not the may have failed)

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 10:59 PM

no i recently put on rear disc brakes so i had all that mess apart. Its not squeeking though or rattling. Ill get it tightened on more and yet you know if that was the problem. Its not a constant squeek or rattle i should say. Just sounds like something is loose. Yea it definately doesnt have 150 lbs or torque to it.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 11:24 PM

Yeah you want those to be tight, really bad stuff can happen when they are loose...

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#6 The Dude Abides

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 11:48 PM

Ill get right on that next weekend.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 12:18 AM

150 ft/lbs is the spec for all the 36mm axle nuts.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:07 AM

Ill get right on that next weekend.


you need the socket?

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:06 AM

Yea ill try my local guy first.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:37 AM

Local guy didnt have the socket so i had to buy one. Right hand side took 7 turns to reach 150lbs:eek: Left side took 1 and a half. All is well and nice and smooth. Thanks for the help all.




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