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Do the ford escape us cotter pins on there hubbs

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I have a 2002 Escape. Assuming you are talking about the front wheel hubs? No, the Escapes do not use cotter pins. There is a splined shaft with a very slight helix angle; about 0.5 degrees, for an interference fit. The axle nut that clamps it all together is torqued to 300Nm (220ft-lbs?). No cotter pin.

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