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Old April 17th, 2011, 12:25 PM
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hub nut tool(socket)

I found all the great threads on fixing leaky hubs and it sounds like you need to tighten the nuts precisely to do the job right. I doubt that I have a large enough socket to do this. What size socket will I need or do you actually need a special nut tool?
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Old April 17th, 2011, 12:49 PM
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52mm deep socket should do the job. Or plenty on ebay (UK) <----
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Old April 17th, 2011, 01:30 PM
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thanks Jim!
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Old April 17th, 2011, 10:25 PM
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I think Rovahfarm has a tool for 15 bucks or so.
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I found all the great threads on fixing leaky hubs and it sounds like you need to tighten the nuts precisely to do the job right. I doubt that I have a large enough socket to do this. What size socket will I need or do you actually need a special nut tool?
Hey,

I have one that I don't need anymore. $10 and shipping it's yours.
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Older Jeeps used the same 52mm socket. You can get one at a 4x4 store or online at most Jeep places. The LR hub nut wrench is fine to use. You can't use it with a torque wrench, but then again I've never done the correct torque specs and have been fine over the years.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 02:51 AM
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I guess the socket made from a tube is fine, but I really prefer the big ass deep impact grade socket. I guess that sentence is funny if you put in strategic comas.
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I've never done the correct torque specs and have been fine over the years.

I agree. The best way to do this is by feel.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Older Jeeps used the same 52mm socket. You can get one at a 4x4 store or online at most Jeep places. The LR hub nut wrench is fine to use. You can't use it with a torque wrench, but then again I've never done the correct torque specs and have been fine over the years.
X2. The one I use was purchased for my CJ7 before I transformed my life to Land Rover.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:59 AM
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm running down to grab a socket right now or I would take you up on that extra one you have Buck.
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