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Spindle lock nut?

I know this is supposed to be a one-time use nut, but replacements are $16 and the ford dealer can't have any in for a few days! Can I use like loc-tite on these nuts so they won't back out? Is there any sort of alternative? Thanks a ton guys.
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is this a jam nut your talking about or a crush nut. or a castle nut that you use the cotter pin with Kyle? take a pic of it.
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i wouldnt risk it... just wait or try another ford dealer or your local parts house should have those in stock too
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It's the nut that goes around the front axle shaft that holds the hub into the steering knuckle. I talked to a guy at Ford, and my very mechanically inclined uncle and they both suggested just using blue loc-tite. Apparently the reason it's a "one-time use" nut is that it has some sort of indention on it that makes so it will never back out on its own. When you pull it off, however, it messes up that indention. Loc-tite solves the problem of no more indentation.
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is that the castle nut? i didnt think it needed replacing, as the cotter pin holds it from backing out...
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It's the nut that goes around the front axle shaft that holds the hub into the steering knuckle. I talked to a guy at Ford, and my very mechanically inclined uncle and they both suggested just using blue loc-tite. Apparently the reason it's a "one-time use" nut is that it has some sort of indention on it that makes so it will never back out on its own. When you pull it off, however, it messes up that indention. Loc-tite solves the problem of no more indentation.
sounds like a jam nut. does it have little squares pressed into the side of it where you put the wrench on? and YES red lock tite wont let it come off agian. but if its the one with the castle nut with the cotter pin then just got another cotter pin
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No it's not the castle nut. And it wasn't a jam nut, from the description you're giving. To me it just looks like a regular (albeit very large) nut with a flange around it.
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you get a camera kyle. most likely just use red lock tite
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