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Old June 28th, 2010, 19:15
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Dana 30 axle nut

What size socket or wrench fits the axle nut on Dana 30? I am changing the axle shaft U joints, and don,t have a socket that large, and need to buy one.

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Old June 28th, 2010, 19:17
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Re: Dana 30 axle nut

no need to disasemble the hub/axle to do ujoints, but it ya really want to its 36mm
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Old June 28th, 2010, 19:19
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Re: Dana 30 axle nut

<sigh> 36mm on the axle nut, 12pt 13mm on the hub bolts.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 19:22
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<sigh> 36mm on the axle nut, 12pt 13mm on the hub bolts.
i wouldnt sugest a 13mm as they fit to loosly and will easily strip the bolt, a 1/2 12pt works alot better it just needs to be hammered on sometimes
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Old June 28th, 2010, 19:28
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Re: Dana 30 axle nut

Never had a problem with a 13mm socket, even on a 1992 XJ with the original hubs (changed u-joints and axle shafts around 2003.)
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Old June 28th, 2010, 20:39
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Re: Dana 30 axle nut

Thanks very much for the information.

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Old June 28th, 2010, 20:56
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Never had a problem with a 13mm socket, even on a 1992 XJ with the original hubs (changed u-joints and axle shafts around 2003.)
guess it depends on where youre at, things tend to rust alot in new england, one you touch the hub bolts most of it turns to powder
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guess it depends on where youre at, things tend to rust alot in new england, one you touch the hub bolts most of it turns to powder
waiitttttt last time I checked when I touch hub bolts they didn't turn into him.....



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Re: Dana 30 axle nut

36mm hub nut and the 13mm 12pt sockets worked perfectly for me today! good luck!
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Old June 29th, 2010, 07:32
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Never had a problem with a 13mm socket, even on a 1992 XJ with the original hubs (changed u-joints and axle shafts around 2003.)
Likewise, even on never-touched New England stock hardware. In fact I always thought they were metric bolts, not sure why

I'll have to try 1/2 next time.
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Trust me, New England doesn't have a lock on rusty hardware.
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Trust me, New England doesn't have a lock on rusty hardware.
x2, I live in the rust belt, northeastern OH, with a 23 year old Jeep. I've never stripped the head off one of the hub bolts with a 13mm socket.

I managed to break one in half with a breaker bar, but never rounded the head.
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x2, I live in the rust belt, northeastern OH, with a 23 year old Jeep. I've never stripped the head off one of the hub bolts with a 13mm socket.

I managed to break one in half with a breaker bar, but never rounded the head.
Fears of this happening are why I carry 3-6 spare bolts in my trail kit, along with the spare shafts. Several of my bolts on the 96 let loose so suddenly that I expected them to be broken, but they weren't.
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Re: Dana 30 axle nut

I also have a set of hub bolts in my trail spare box.

but that's mostly because on the trail I'll use the power steering to pop the hub, so if I jack it up I have spares.
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