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Then, can I drive without an axle nut?
If the hub nut is missing, there is nothing to hold the end of the driveshaft in place, and eventually it will pop out. This won’t make the car turn – most cars have open differentials, so when one side loses drive, so does the other. So you would not be able to move.
Additionally, which way does the hub nut turn? The threads are normal; i.e., turn counter-clockwise to loosen. The trick: Get yourself a 5-foot long piece of 1″ cast iron pipe to use as a breaker bar. Just slide it over your ratchet handle. That sucker is on there good and the bar will be bending when you’re trying to break it loose.
Also to know, can you reuse hub nut?
Don’t Reuse the Old Nut This is typically when a one-time-use, self-staking nut secures the hub. In these applications, a new nut must always be used when installing a hub. Reuse of the old nut could potentially cause the nut to loosen during vehicle operation.
What happens if axle nut is loose?
The stub axle nut puts preload on the inner and outer bearings inner race and the spacer in between the two bearings. If that is loose, the bearings may walk in and out of the bearing housing in the trailing arm and stub axle as well. Trailing arm and stub axles may get damaged.
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What are axle nuts made of?
- Fits most 14mm axles (M14*P1)
- Fits 17mm wrench or socket.
- Made from 7075 aluminum or steel.
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