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Front Hub Spindle Nut

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by David Littleton, May 27, 2018.

  1. May 27, 2018
    David Littleton

    David Littleton New Member

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    I got a 74 CJ5 supposed to be a Dana 30. trying to get to spindle nut (it has warn lock out hubs) it has a half round ring before you can get to the nut on the spindle. I can move it a little one way or the other but will not come off so I can access the nut. Any help would be appreciated IMG0001A.jpg
     
  2. May 27, 2018
    Oldriginal86

    Oldriginal86 Member

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    Pic is blurry but I believe in the four holes there are threads. Should be a set screw or two that need to be loosened or removed. Nut should spin off after that.
     
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  3. May 27, 2018
    Walt Couch

    Walt Couch sidehill Cordele, Ga. Sponsor

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    Small screws are sometimes allen screws
     
  4. May 27, 2018
    Daryl

    Daryl Sponsor Sponsor

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    Nut from a set of lock-a-matic hubs. Good job not beating on it with a chisel! Before the internet everything came apart with a hammer. As said above, one or two set screws in those itty-bitty bitty holes.
     
  5. May 27, 2018
    Keys5a

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    That is the drag nut that is a critical part of a Warn Lock o Matic hub. Please use the correct allen (hex) wrench to remove the two setscrews that engage a special lock washer between the drag nut and the inner spindle nut. The allen is quite small, like 3/64" or something like that. There are about 5 holes in the side of the drag nut, but only 3 are threaded, the other two are for a spanner tool (that usually is not needed).
    I assume your hubs are, in fact, Warn Lock o Matics? If they are not, I would love to swap you a pair of regular spindle nuts for a pair of undamaged drag nuts.
    -Donny
     
  6. Jun 5, 2018
    David Littleton

    David Littleton New Member

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    got it done, thank you all
     

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