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What size socket for the front hub/bearing nut?

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Old 07-06-2010, 08:33 PM
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Default What size socket for the front hub/bearing nut?

I searched and came up empty.It is for a 2001 Ram 1500 2WD.I did a quick measure and it appears to be 1 3/8".Just wanted to know before I start the job.Reason I am asking is I do not have anything that would fit it and would have to buy a socket for the job.Thanks in advance!!!

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Take a big adjustable wrench put it on the nut and measure for the most accuracy. Its been a while, but your number seems right.
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edit. oops. yours is 2wd. i don't know.

4wd is 1-11/16
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Thanks guys.The largest socket I have is a 1 1/8" so guess I'll measure the nut and go from there.Also I am having a tough time locating a new hub/bearing nut to replace the old one so it is done correctly.Anybody know of a good online parts store to get the nut.Maybe I'll try Napa or something local.Again thanks.

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Thanks guys.The largest socket I have is a 1 1/8" so guess I'll measure the nut and go from there.Also I am having a tough time locating a new hub/bearing nut to replace the old one so it is done correctly.Anybody know of a good online parts store to get the nut.Maybe I'll try Napa or something local.Again thanks.

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They dont usually need replacing, but Rock Auto.com has 'em.
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They dont usually need replacing, but Rock Auto.com has 'em.
On the two wheel drives, the service manual specifically states not to reuse them. Not only that, I believe it is also stamped into the nut itself.

For the couple bucks they cost, it is a hell of a lot better to 'waste' that money, than to have one of your tires abandon you at freeway speeds.
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On the two wheel drives, the service manual specifically states not to reuse them. Not only that, I believe it is also stamped into the nut itself.

For the couple bucks they cost, it is a hell of a lot better to 'waste' that money, than to have one of your tires abandon you at freeway speeds.
Manual, who reads that lmao? Guess I should look at my Haynes or the 01 I host on my site more often. Only tend to look if Im stumped on something or can't remember torque specs.

I dont have an 01 but on my 96 1500 4x2 its 1 1/16", says nothing on the nut about not reusing. Just happened to remove one of the rotors couple hours ago so i can strip the Duplicolor off my spindles & pwdrct instead. Maybe Ill order a set myself, hate to have a wheel come off at 120
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Manual, who reads that lmao? Guess I should look at my Haynes or the 01 I host on my site more often. Only tend to look if Im stumped on something or can't remember torque specs.

I dont have an 01 but on my 96 1500 4x2 its 1 1/16", says nothing on the nut about not reusing. Just happened to remove one of the rotors couple hours ago so i can strip the Duplicolor off my spindles & pwdrct instead. Maybe Ill order a set myself, hate to have a wheel come off at 120
If you have the variety of nut that goes against a washer, that holds a separate bearing in place, those nuts can be reused. (should be a castle nut?) Dodge changed how the 2 by rotors where held on at some point, don't recall the actual year. If you have the hub and bearing assembly, (serviced as a unit) then, do not reuse the nuts.
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