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Axle Nut Torque Spec

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Old 09-08-2007, 11:50 AM
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Axle Nut Torque Spec

Well,
I'm here at work replacing front wheel bearings/hubs. Left my Bentley manual at home. D'OH!!
Can anyone tell me what the Axle Nut and the 4 Hub Retaining bolt torque specs are?
I would REALLY appreciate it!

Thanks,
Jim
 
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:56 AM
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Bearing hub to steering knuckle 41ft lb

Brake caliper to steering knuckle 81ft lb

Brake disc to bearing hub 20 ftlb

Drive axel outer cv joint to bearing hub 134ft lb

Road wheel to hub 89 ft lb +- 7ftlb

Wheel speed sensor to steering knuckle 6 ft lb

pg 310-21 and 22 of bentley
 
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Bearing hub to steering knuckle - 41 ft lbs
Brake disc to bearing hub - 20 ft lbs
Drive axle outer CV joing to bearing hub (replace flange nut) - 134 ft lbs
 
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Awesome!!
Thank You!!!
Are MINI owners GREAT, or WHAT!!

Jim

Oh, All hardware replaced with new!
 
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Old 09-08-2007, 02:16 PM
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My Bentley book was just in the next room. The bedroom. I have interesting bedtime reading habits!
 
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:43 PM
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My Bentley book was just in the next room. The bedroom. I have interesting bedtime reading habits!
At least it was't in the bathroom!
Jim
 
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I know this is an old thread, but I am having zero luck finding torque specs. I am hoping someone can help with the toque specs on the rear wheel bearing, the four bolts that hold the hub assembly to the control arm. I have a thread started here, but still no luck


https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...b-assmbly.html


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Old 03-08-2017, 05:20 PM
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Rear wheel hub to trailing arm (M10x35mm) 56 Nm, 41 ft-lb
 
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:57 PM
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M10? 41 lbs? Really? I know these are not stamped grade 8 bolts, but seems really low. sorry not much of a nut and bolt guy, or a mechanic. I don't know how to interpret or reference what an M10 is. All I know is the bolt takes an 18mm socket size, and I had to work this thing loose with a 1/2 drive and felt more like 50+ lbs every turn of the way. of course we need to account for old age, wear, surface rust, etc.


really 41 ft lbs? I am sure glad I asked before torque them down. I was thinking closer to 60, gulp. I would have snapped them for sure. one of the bolts never came off. near the end it made this awful screeching creaking, nails on the chalk board sound. it was at that point I realized I was on the wrong bolts for the job, lol. I was suppose to take the E14 bolts off for the caliper. I was not working on the bearing at all, oops. I would post a pic, but it has a company logo in it, and I don't want to violate the forum rules. being new I don't know what we can and should not do.


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Old 03-08-2017, 06:09 PM
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seems weird to torque down the E14 caliper bracket bolts to 48 ft lbs, but those bearing bolts are only 41 ft lbs. the caliper bracket bolts are smaller/not as thick bolts, and don't hold the most important thing, lol... sure you lose the E14 bolt you have no brakes. you lose the hub bolts, you have no wheel, ouch.


correct me here, the reason for torque is to make sure the bolt has the threads set just right, to tight and stretched too much or snaps, too lose and it backs out. right? and the reason you torque important bolts down right, and not by the feel of you hand and mood, lol.


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Old 03-09-2017, 04:23 PM
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cristo is correct. sorry to be surprised and full of doubt. a supplier of mini parts gave me the part number for the bolts and the torque specs. they are speced out to 41 ft lbs


cristo ty for jumping in and helping me. I am very confident I hit 41 ft lbs by the feel of my, huh rating, lol..... I probably went too far, but certainly nothing to stress over or worry about snapping a bolt, maybe 45, ish, lol...


thank you
 
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