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Old 06-25-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Axle Nut?

I've seen this thing called axle nut, hub nut, retainer nut. This is the nut on the CV axle. I hear you're only supposed to re-use these 3 times, this sound right? I have no clue how many times they're been off though and there are 2 on the driver's side. Which leads me to believe it's best just to replace them.

So my question is, is there a difference between the driver's and passenger's side axle nut? I ask because I keep seeing them listed on eBay as right and/or left. Found them listed on 1stfordparts website and they don't say anything about them being different. Thanks for any advice.


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Strange listings abound.

Sounds like it would be good to replace if they're coming off for repairs, TWO on one of the axles isn't normal.
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I'd replace em since one side has 2, seems sketchy.

No difference side to side as far as I could tell. I just did my axles and the nuts were we're exact same side to side.
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Thanks guys. I've never heard of different ones for each side myself. Figure its one of those ebay sellers that know nothing about what they're selling. Probably order it from the Ford parts website so I know what I'm getting. Just sets me back a week waiting on them. Shift cables are here though, so I'll get that done this weekend.
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