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Front axle install ?'s

Old 06-12-2019, 06:10 PM
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Front axle install ?'s

Okay, I am about to reinstall my front axle after replacing inner axle seals, new bushings and paint.

My questions are should it use lock tight, anti-seize, plain oil, or install dry?

I do have the torque values.

Fasteners in question:

Spring cups? (mount on top of radius arm joint)

Radius arm caps?

Radius arm nuts?

I searched and couldn't find any threads.

Old 06-12-2019, 07:06 PM
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I don't know the book, which is dumb since I have a FSM. But I used blue Loctite on all four spring cup bolts, and all four radius arm cap bolts. I certainly would not use red.

And good luck with those spring cup bolts. There's always one, usually the last, that drives me outa my mind.
Old 06-12-2019, 07:43 PM
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I always use antisize on those cast threads

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