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Old 12-18-2007, 04:06 PM
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doing the brakes urself

I was in the shop today with my brand spanking new wheel bearings. New brake pads and ready to get my rotors turned. Taking the outer hub assembly apart was a BIG PITA. and then i come to find that I dont a socket large enough to take off the spindle nut. I had a 9/16 and it was still to small. Now i gotta go out and drop probably 50 bux on yet, another tool. I am sick of getting surprised everytime i work on something lol Its still fun but I like being pissed off. I am going to call Ford with my VIN number tomorrow and have them tell me exactly what size i need the that spindle nut. Because If I get the wrong tool and find out with my hubs torn apart alot of this is going to happen to someone at Pepboys and Ford
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:12 PM
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Why not just get a wheel hub nut wrench for your truck.
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:25 PM
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How much is that? It sounds like what Im going to buy tomorrow. Is it adjustable to different sizes?
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WHy dont you try auto zone or advanced auto and get a loner tool. Pay 100 or something up front and get it back when you return it. Thats how we always do our spring/strut compressors
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:32 PM
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Or, we like to go to a place called Harbor Freight tools, which has just about every tool imaginable and they are about 1/4 of the price of sears. They are all life time warrenty. Dont miss understand me though, they do have some really POS tools in there but their hand tools, execially their sockets have held up very nicly for us and we abuse them, heat them, bang on them with hammors, use impacts on non impact sockets. Just another idea for you down the road.
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No it is not adjustable. It usually costs around 15 bucks at the autoparts store. If you go to the parts store they should be able to look up your truck info. Then get you the correct size.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:31 PM
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Yeah Ill probably Go to Harbor freight. Hopefully they have it. I broke 2 Pitman Arm pullers from Harbor freight and I still couldnt get it off. Then I got one from Pepboys for 3times the cost and it worked.
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not to thread jack..but those tires are BAD ***..how do you like them?

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Old 12-19-2007, 11:31 AM
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They are great! Auto zone has that Spindle ratchet. 15bux thanks big country
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