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Old 11-19-2012, 04:49 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by elsolo View Post
You are also supposed to rotate the brake drum 10 times in the opposite direction while tightening the nut, to avoid damage to the bearing. (per the Ford manual)
the above is 100% correct and I also do just that.

I spin the drum both directions several times as I am torquing the bearing hub nut down.

This helps to seat the bearing properly and is a very important step.
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