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I'm going to be replacing my auto hubs with manual ones and I was wondering what spindle nut sockets I was going to need to take off the ones for auto and put on the ones for manual hubs. I don't think there the same size so I'm assumming I'm going to buy two sockets. I have heard not to buy the sockets with four prongs on them because the can slip off while your tightening the nut. Links or pictures of what I need would be extremly helpful.
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The 4 prong is what you want for the manual, there is more than one type/size, the auto takes a 2 3/8" [not sure on size] socket.

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I can probably get my hands on a 2 3/8" socket if it is just a standard socket and not some special one.
 

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to get the auto hub nut off all you need is a pair of channel lock pliers and a magnet to pull the lock pin out, the nut should not be tight at all...
 

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to get the auto hub nut off all you need is a pair of channel lock pliers and a magnet to pull the lock pin out, the nut should not be tight at all...
Wish I'd known this when I did mine, especially about there being a lock pin. I busted the nut on the first one I took off, guess I should have read a book.:shok: Better yet, I should have done a search on TRS.

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Froggy got his at Advanced Auto. $23.00?
 

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Wish I'd known this when I did mine, especially about there being a lock pin. I busted the nut on the first one I took off, guess I should have read a book.:shok: Better yet, I should have done a search on TRS.

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there's two ways to learn, experience and research :)
 

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to get the auto hub nut off all you need is a pair of channel lock pliers and a magnet to pull the lock pin out, the nut should not be tight at all...
sweet cash saved :icon_thumby:
 

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ok now that I only need one socket what is the correct name and size for it so I know what to look for?
 

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itll be labeled 4 wheel drive socket, I paid 14 buxx for it at advanced and they will know what it is just tell them hub socket, the smaller of the two. I used a thin curved blade knife to get my pin out then used a flat head screwdriver and hammer to loosen the auto hubnut. It dont take much it aint on tight. I couldnt get my channel locks between the lugs to get a good grip.
 

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thanks I'll see if I can find one the next time i'm in town.
 

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they most likely won't have an idea of what you are trying to do, if they don't understand what it's for tell them you need the socket for a Dana 44, it's the same thing.
 

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I thought hte dana 44 had the larger sized locknutz?
 

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I found the socket for the manual hub on summit for 7.95 and have found the auto hub socket for anywhere from 10-40 dollars. I'm going to see today if I can get a pair of channel locks in there today instead of buying a socket that I'll only use once in my life.
off to the garage batman:icon_rofl:
 

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SCORE:yahoo: my buddy has the manual hub nut socket and I MIGHT have access to one for the auto hub. :icon_thumby:
 

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