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Does any one know if there is a reccomended torque value for reinstalling the nuts that hold the axle in the rear end? I have a 1966 C-95 fire engine that was towed recently and now it's time to reinstall the axle and gaskets. Should I just tighten them down with an impact wrench? Thanks fellas.

Sean

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Does any one know if there is a reccomended torque value for reinstalling the nuts that hold the axle in the rear end? I have a 1966 C-95 fire engine that was towed recently and now it's time to reinstall the axle and gaskets. Should I just tighten them down with an impact wrench? Thanks fellas.

Sean

That's normally how it's done in our shop, but just in case you're a stickler for procedure here are the torque specs:

Single Axles [RS 23] 118–142 ft lbs

34,000–38,000 lb. Axles (Eight 9/16-inch Studs) 100–125 ft lbs

44,000–52,000 lb. Axles (Six 5/8-inch Studs with Conical Washers) 118–142 ft lbs

Drive Flange Retaining Nuts for Two-Piece Splined Shafts 140–171 ft lbs.

"Mebbe I'm too ugly and stupid to give up!"

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That's normally how it's done in our shop, but just in case you're a stickler for procedure here are the torque specs:

Single Axles [RS 23] 118–142 ft lbs

34,000–38,000 lb. Axles (Eight 9/16-inch Studs) 100–125 ft lbs

44,000–52,000 lb. Axles (Six 5/8-inch Studs with Conical Washers) 118–142 ft lbs

Drive Flange Retaining Nuts for Two-Piece Splined Shafts 140–171 ft lbs.

You are the man!

Wasn't sure if I could do any damage by over tightening, I am not a mechanic by trade.

Thanks again.

Sean

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You are the man!

Wasn't sure if I could do any damage by over tightening, I am not a mechanic by trade.

Thanks again.

Sean

You can use the impact wrench, just have to use a little common sense with it!

"Mebbe I'm too ugly and stupid to give up!"

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