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Old 01-21-2013, 11:39 AM
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Default RTH - Front axle question?

Hi All,
I'm working on the front axle of my FJ62, trying to tighten up the locknuts inside the hubs, as they are loose & one of many things contributing to death wobble. I pulled the hub covers & body off (including the snap ring), to get to the big locknuts & that lockring plate.

The axle (or I think more appropriately the end of the birf) has about an 1/8inch of play in it (in & out, not rotationally). Is this normal? I would have though it would be tight in there?

Also, I'm using a write up from the old Birfield.com site of Morgan Fletcher that I printed forever ago. Now, I can't seem to find the page with the tightening specs. Anyone happen to know off hand what torque for the adjusting nut & locknut on this?

Thanks in advance for any insight.

Best,
Abe
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