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spindle nut socket question

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by all4jpn, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 9, 2010
    all4jpn

    all4jpn Member

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    so i searched...found in a thread that someone said the spindle nut socket is technically supposed to be 2 3/32 but 2 1/16 will work,,looked around and quadratec lists one as 2 1/8 and 4wd lists it as 2 1/16 with the same part number..need to go get one..which size should i ask for...also where can i get one without ordering...(ie napa,autozone)
     
  2. Apr 9, 2010
    Todd1973

    Todd1973 Jeep Resurrect er

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    pwrinkle

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    i tried all the local parts stores. no luck. all they had was sockets for small nuts. i ordered on from kaiserwills as well. it is a 2 1/16".
     
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    timgr

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    Mcruff

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    Mine came from NAPA, they have a whole line of these in several different sizes.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2010
    all4jpn

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    might have a time contraint,,thats all.....looked at napas website but couldnt find it..i hate asking the parts monkeys...part #'s are always easier
     
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    timgr

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    Don't shoot me... :smash:

    A chisel works. Leaves the nut dinged up, but works in a pinch.
     
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    BajaEdition

    BajaEdition cj6 owner

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    I went to a brake specialty parts store
    they have parts for brakes and stuff back inot the 40s
    they gave me an exact fit
     
  9. Apr 9, 2010
    dnb5853

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    I've taken apart many spindle nuts with chisel marks. Yep, it works. It's nice to have the right socket though.
     
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    Southtowns27

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    When I got my Jeep the jam nuts were perfectly round and I needed a spanner wrench to get them off. I used a chisel. The nuts setting the bearing were the standard large hex nuts. I used a 2 /16" socket. I've seen the sockets at Napa and Carquest on the shelf.
     
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    jeep2003

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    mine is just a piece or pipe that was pressed into a hex shape. So yea i dont think they got real scientific with the measurement
     
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    Uncle Jeep

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    Dont forget about Snap-On, Mac, or Matco. Craftsman might even make one.
     
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    uncamonkey

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    Most farm supply places have them too.
    As Tim said, a chisel or junk screwdriver will work, but I've always ended up with a slice in my finger, somehow.
     
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    dvw86

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    I just got mine in the mail yesterday. The nuts were full of chisle marks. My grandfather bought the Jeep in 1959 and I don't think he ever used a wrench on them.
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  15. Apr 10, 2010
    jeep2003

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    bantam trailers use the same size wrench too
     
  16. Apr 10, 2010
    unclebill

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    my socket barely fit.
    because they were chewed to crap by some guy with a chisel!:D
     

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