I just replaced the front wheel bearings (inside one was all but non- existent) on my 1999 Ranger, 2 wheel drive. Is there a torque spec for the axle nut? I snugged them but not too tight. Wheel turns nicely.
Don't know if your '99 is the same, but for my 2004 the manual says to tighten the axle nut to 21 ft/lbs while rotating the disk. Loosen the nut 175 degrees. Re-tighten the nut to 17 in/lbs while rotating the disk.
wow..............Thanks fo rhte headsuo........ I never noticed that before...........that means I have my wheels bearings torque way to tight.........my wrench does not even go that low.......
My Haynes doesn't list those as well and it's in my Ford Manual.
I'm kind of **** with torque and I actually bought a torque wrench that is in in/lbs. Most people just tighten the nut and call it good. I guess that works too as long as the wheel still turns easily.
Speaking of Haynes - I want to get a manual. Which is better - Chilton or Haynes or both about the same?
I prefer Haynes over Chilton but anymore, I think they are about the same with leaving important info out. I also believe that both are made now by the same company but I could be wrong.
I started buying the "real" service manuals and I use the Haynes and Chilton as a quick reference. I bought this one for my 2000 a long time ago and don't regret the purchase. Click on the below link. 2000 Ford Ranger Service / Shop Manuals Set of 2 Books | eBay
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