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Should I retorque wheel bearings?

Today I installed a new rotor and wheel bearings on my drivers side. I did the other side about 2 months ago. I torqued the spindle nut to 25 ft lbs. Should I take the wheel back off tmrw and loosen it and retorque to a lower ft lb? I drove it home after and it seemed fine. I just dont want the whole tire falling off like last time i did it. LOL ANother story completely.
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forgot to add I think i torqued the passenger side to 21 ft lbs. I just dont want the damn wheel flying off on me
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When i did my wheel bearing on the driver side of my 04 4X4 I just got it tight with the impact but i also have a 7 year warrenty with the bearing, so i'd say for the heck of it check but impact it tight.
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You have to torque it then back it off a little. I don't know the exact procedure.
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Just did my truck today. According the the Haynes manual, you torque to around 20-25 Ft Lbs while spinning the hub, then back off no more than 1/2 turn. Then re-torque to 20Ft-Lbs. Hope that helps.
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I've been posting this a lot lately, this is per the Ford Workshop manual for my truck

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I've been posting this a lot lately, this is per the Ford Workshop manual for my truck





Do it that way and you'll be fine. Shop manuals are you friend.....and cheap to buy. Personally I think every vehicle should come with a Haynes manual, but because that makes too much sense, it's not so. So EVERY guy with tools should own a Haynes or other shop manual.
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Make note those pics are in reverse order. The final adjustment is in in-lb.

Basically a little more than hand tight with a socket (no ratchet).
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ok great got that done. Thanks everyone for your replies.!
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Make note those pics are in reverse order. The final adjustment is in in-lb.

Basically a little more than hand tight with a socket (no ratchet).
Oh good catch, my mistake. I'll fix it now

I LOVE my shop manual, got it for 30 bucks on eBay. My Haynes manual kind of sucks compared to the shop.
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