U.S. Military - Veteran
- Oct 5, 2007
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- Toledo Ohio
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- 3.0 2.3
that is how my 2000 Ranger was new from the factory.Oh interesting... so the hub/bearing assemby sort of needs to be squeezed between the axle nut and the end of the outer CV joint section of the axle? I guess that makes sense now that I think about it... It's hard to picture what that sealed hub assemby looks like inside! That would imply that you can't use the truck without the CVs installed too. Which I guess doesn't really matter since they are also needed to seal the front diff.
I ordered the nuts from Advance.... hopefully they are the right size and get here soon! I'm sort of bummed Ford didn't include them with the CV axles I paid top dollar for haha.
You're right about the missing eccentric washers. What I'm confused about is how the truck was ever aligned in the first place! I've been driving it for years without any uneven tire wear... Maybe I just got lucky and all the tolerances stacked in my favor?
when assembled at the factory the correct offset was determined then the corresponding locating tab is selected. there are many different tabs with the hole located different in each one.
I put adjustable cams in.
the axle nut requires massive torque. I'll have to look up the exact amount. Edit: manual says 162 lbs-ft or 220 Nm.
the axle nuts are not reuseable, they are crimped for a friction lock.
I smack 'em with a big hammer, then reuse only once.