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Anyone out there know the proper way to set up the wheel bearings in the rear of a 2002 Superduty 10.5" rear axle.
I've been told to torque them to 60 ft/lbs then back them off 3 clicks.
Anyone know where to buy the special socket?
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Paul Low
 

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This is from the 99 Service CD

Same axle as the 2002 SRW axle

Installation

1. Note: Clean the spindle thoroughly after removing the rear hub.
Coat the spindle with axle lubricant.

2. CAUTION: The hub bearings must be prelubed prior to installation.
Fill the hub cavity with 29.6 ml (1 oz) of SAE 75W-140 High Performance Rear Axle Lubricant F1TZ-19580-B or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSL-M2C192-A.

3. CAUTION: Use extreme care not to damage the hub seal by allowing it to contact the spindle during installation.
Note: Coat the spindle and hub seal inside diameter with SAE 75W-140 High Performance Rear Axle Lubricant F1TZ-19580-B or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSL-M2C192-A.
Note: Installing the rear hub in this manner causes the outer bearing to act as a pilot making the installation easier.
Push the rear hub and outer bearing onto the spindle as an assembly.
Hold the outer bearing seated and use the bearing as a pilot.

4. CAUTION: Install a new hub nut if the hub nut comes apart during installation.
CAUTION: Make sure the hub nut tab is located in the keyway prior to thread engagement.
Install the hub nut on the spindle.
Turn the hub nut clockwise for right-hand thread or counterclockwise for left-hand thread.

5. Position the Ford Axle Locknut Socket on the hub nut.
Refer to corresponding illustration. (shows 60 ft-Lb torque)

6. CAUTION: Under no circumstances are power tools to be used when performing these operations.
Note: The hub nut will ratchet as torque is applied.
Tighten the hub nut, rotating the rear hub occasionally while tightening.

7. Adjust hub nuts as follows:
* For new bearings, ratchet back five teeth or notches (1/8 turn) on the hub nut. Five notches must be felt during this operation in order to have performed it correctly.
* For used bearings, ratchet back seven teeth or notches (1/6 turn) on the hub nut. Seven notches must be felt during this operation to have performed it correctly.


8. Inspect the axle shaft O-ring seal for cracks, nicks or wear and replace it if required.

9. Install the axle shaft.

10. Note: Coat the threads of the retaining bolts with Stud and Bearing Mount EOAZ-19554-BA or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G349-A1.
Install and tighten the retaining bolts until they seat.

11. CAUTION: Remember, the last step of this procedure is to tighten the axle shaft bolts to specification, after the wheel lug nuts have been tightened.
Install the brake rotor and caliper on the single rear wheel axles.

12. Install the wheels and tires but do not tighten the lug nuts to specification at this time.

13. Check the axle lubricant level.

14. Lower the vehicle.

15. Tighten the wheel lug nuts.

16. Tighten the axle shaft retaining bolts. (Axle shaft bolts get 80 ft-lb.)


You should be able to find the special socket on a number of tool sites.

Hope that helps.
 
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