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Spindle nut torque spec on a 2004 F-150

What is the spindle nut torque spec on a 2004 F-150 (holds the rotor on.)

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U DON'T torque this!! tighten the nut while spinng the rotor, then back off untiol it is free, then tighten it down until it seats tight, then turn another 1/8" tighter, that is it, any tighter u burn up the the wheel bearings

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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  • csn4u Sep 25, 2010

    according to ford dealer that i just hung up phone with. the new body 2004 and up ford f150 use flat bearings now..not tapered bearings so there is no "seating" the bearing as described by emissionwiz. you MUST torque the spindle nut down; be sure to use a new spindle nut as a reused one can fail(split, crack) and cause catastrophic results. although I still have not gotten a straight or consistent answer from 2 different dealers, 3 shops and the parts house. i will update if i ever find out.

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    michael grace Jan 16, 2014

    motor all data says 20ft lbs

  • michael grace
    michael grace Jan 16, 2014

    seems light to me, but thats what they say

  • michael grace
    michael grace Jan 16, 2014

    aha,, found a diagram with specs,, on the 2wheel drive spindle to bearing,, 296 foot pounds

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