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Old 12-30-2018, 03:03 AM   #1
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Hey guys not sure this is the right place or not but I have a 1991 four wheel hardbody and I canít seem to find a axle nut socket for my wheel bearings. Any ideas. I think itís the one with the two prongs. Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2018, 03:56 AM   #2
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A punch or screwdriver and a couple counter clockwise taps with a hammer may break it loose.
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Old 12-30-2018, 05:03 AM   #3
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But how would I tourqe the new bearings down without the tool. I can get it off with no problem just can’t torque it down for new bearings without one and I can’t find one anywhere to order. Any suggestions lol.
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Old 12-30-2018, 02:21 PM   #4
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Did you try free loaner tool from Autozone, many sizes https://www.autozone.com/loan-a-tool...dle-nut-socket
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Yeah. Iíve tried all of the places and nothing. Guess Iíll just have to order one bit problem with that is I go back to work Wednesday lol.
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I always tapped mine back snug with a hammer and screwdriver or punch. I'd get the slack out, spin it to work the grease in, and go a little further to preload the bearings by feel.
It's not the correct way, but I never had a failure because of it.

You might try taking the nut down to your local Advance Auto Parts, or similar, to see if you can match it up. Most stores have a good selection these days. I seem to recall reading that there is one for something else that is close enough, but it's been years since I cut the Nissan axle out of mine. I cannot recall which vehicle it was for.
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https://www.amazon.com/CTA-Manufactu...dle+nut+socket


i have one i bought specifically for this job but for the life of me cant remember where the hell i bought it.



however this is a decent example
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A little late but I use a socket for a Dana 44 that I ground off two tabs and modified the others. This is what I have. The other side works on one ton fords and maybe dodges that have an 80.
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use two screwdrivers to put into the holes in the nut then use a pry bar in between the two screw drivers as a wrench. has worked great for me for years
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