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Post 2001 300m drive axle hub nut removel

What size mm socket do i need to remove the axle nut to get to my bearing,andcan i use a air gun or should i use a breaker instead.
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i think its 33, or 34 MM, I know froma nother member on here that 32 was for the rears, and is too small for the front bearings, the back bolts that hold the bearing to the knuckle are 18MM, use a ratchet box end for these, and maybe a short socket and rathcet for the final tightening(dont know the torque by memory) others may chime in for that one. ;) Good Luck!
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Moved it to the proper section
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You need a 34 mm. Can rent that from autozone. You will also need breaker bar and torque wrench, both can be rent from autozone.

To loosen that nut, DON"T take off your wheel. Just pop the center cap so you can access the nut. Soak that nut with penetrating fluid. Then have some one sit in the car pressing on the brakes. Then loosen the nut. If you can't loosen it this way, you won't be able to do it any other way...
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some caps dont just pop off, or have a risk of breaking the center caps, if I were you, I would remove the wheel, remove the center cap, replace the wheel with atleast 3-4 nuts, tighten them back up, lower car, break the nut loose, those center capsare expensive to replace(Each one is like $25.00-$35.00USD/Each!), ;)IMO
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yeah that's what I meant . Definitely take care of the center cap.
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thank you for the advice, but do you think i could use an air gun on the nut with the wheel 0n the ground
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A strong impact wrench will remove the nut as well.
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oh yeah! an airgun will do it. In fact with an airgun, you don't need to have the car on the ground. You can remove the tires and stuff. With an airgun, the wheel won't spin when you shoot it...
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They (impacts) usually will have to provide at least 200-250 ft. lb to remove it, I think the torque spec (install) is around 140, and given the age of the vehicle etc. you will need a little extra, and a solid air supply usually around 10 cfm. My el Cheapo wouldn't do the job, but....a sliding t-type breaker bar, 2 inch extension w/ the socket, and a big a$$ cheater pipe got it done! I went the yiran hu route and had my brother stand on the brakes.
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Glad to hear everything is good.

I recently ordered a breaker bar from Northerntools.com.
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w..._375812_375812
This guy is humongous!! 2 feet long and heavy! At 10 dollars, it's a pretty good deal. Maybe useful for other people doing stuff like this...
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This guy is humongous!! 2 feet long and heavy!
Unless you are built like a gorrilla, a 2 footer isn't much help. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and get youself a 4 foot section of 1 inch gavanized pipe to slip over that thing. Youl'll be glad you did.
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I broke a breaker bar with a 4 foot extension trying to break an axle nut off a old honda civic. Required a 650 ft lb impact wrench to get off.
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You should have got a Craftsman. Break it and you get a new one free at Sears.
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In the interest of full disclosure, it was harbor freight. I've found if you're really careful about what you get there and you don't expect too much of it, you'll be fine.

But they did replace it free of charge at the store.
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