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Old 03-16-2012, 06:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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rear axle nut locking key???

does anyone know where i can get the rear axle locking key on rear axle of my w350? anyone have a part number?they were missing. also what is the torque for the axle nut?
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Are you talking about the little wedge you hammer in? Dorman has them most auto parts stores should be able to get them for you.
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I found a part no. Dorman 81036
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if you can't find one, i use a small flat washer, just cut the washer in half and drive it it the same as the key.
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I had a problem with mine and i used stage eight locking fasteners for the Dana 60 front. It worked and the drivers side bearings and seales dont leak anymore.
Stage 8 Off Road Fasteners | Locking Fastener Hope this helps it defenitly made my life easier.
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The stage 8 or the old fashion kind with 2 nuts and a washer in the middle of them that you bend a tab over. The wedges sometimes fall out.
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The stage 8 looks great, thanks for posting the link!
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I torqued my axel nut to 30lbs, I tried what the manuel said but it was to loose after I backed off the nut. I tighten the nut till the drum is hard to turn then loosen it and then tighten it to 30lbs.

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Torque is 120-140 ft. lbs. then i'll rotate the drum and smack it with a rubber mallet on the edge and check torque again. If it moved i'll repeat and if it didn't move back nut off about 1/4 turn and spin drum to see if it spins ok.
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