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1997 Front Axle Nut Removal

Hello - I am new to the forum so forgive me if this question has been asked before. I am trying to remove the large axle nut so that I can remove the front calipers. I am having a devil of a time trying to find an auto parts store that carriers a socket large enough to fit the axle nut. Does anyone happen to know the size of that nut or even better, where I can find a socket large enough?

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it is a special hub socket, most parts stores carry them.


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Are you referring to the nut that holds the rotors on, after you remove most of the contents from inside the 4wd hub?


It took me a bit to find the correct hub socket, but I found mine at O'Rielly Auto Parts. Not sure if you have those around your area or not. But Advance Auto and Auto Zone, around here, did not stock the size I needed.


But I can get the part number from mine if you need it.




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I duno if the one tons the same but the half ton actualy takes a special socket. its not like an actualy nut head but more like a ring with holes cut in it and the hub sockets like a key with teeth to fit in the holes. hope that helps



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Hammer and punch works for me. Get the socket if you can find one. Good luck!

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i found the tool at napa was like 20 bucks or less do u have manual lockers or auto?
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Thanks for all the replys. I was able to make a socket by welding some ears onto a steel pipe. Worked like a champ!
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Are you referring to the nut that holds the rotors on, after you remove most of the contents from inside the 4wd hub?


It took me a bit to find the correct hub socket, but I found mine at O'Rielly Auto Parts. Not sure if you have those around your area or not. But Advance Auto and Auto Zone, around here, did not stock the size I needed.


But I can get the part number from mine if you need it.




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Hi sorry for the hijack but I have been looking everywhere do you have the part number for that socket
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