RE: torque specs for spindle nut
NO NO NO NO NO.
2wd 2000 and later models have the unitized bearing that is non-servicable and torques to 185 lb.
1999 and earlier 2wd have plain old packable bearings.
from Haynes manual...
20. place hub assy onto spindle and push packed outer brg into position.
21. install washer and spindle nut, tighten slightly, no more that 12 ft lb.
22. spin hub in forward direction and tighten to approx 20 ft lb to seat brg and remove excessive grease.
23. loosen spindle nut 1/4 turn, then using fingers only, tighten until snug. install nut lock and cotter pin. if nut lock slot does not line up, remove it (nut lock) and rotate is around till it aligns.
24. bend cotter pin.
25. install dust cap.
26 install caliper
27 install wheel.
28 grasp top and bottom of tire and try to move wheel in and out on the spindle. there should be no movement. spin each wheel, should be no noise, resistance, or freeplay.