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    Posted: 27 May 2022 at 9:00am
After servicing the wheel bearings, what is the torque specs for each nut?
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You are asking about the adjusting nut and locking nut that hold the bearings in place?  

I strongly recommend getting a Service Manual (SM) for the T-3 trailer.  It has everything in it with the obvious deviations, e.g. brakes, wiring harness, coupler etc.  Still a very handy source of useful information.

Digital version here (scroll down to trailer section):

Not to worry, the hubs are - on purpose - the same as the early jeep.  Exactly.  Open your jeep SM (Para. Q-4.) and follow that guidance.  Tighten while turning the wheel. Then back off (1/6 or more) to ensure it freely turns.   Install the lock nut and bend the washer.

Technique:  Install everything and scribe a line on the lock washer where you will bend it.  Take it out and get a bend started so it will be easier to bend once installed.  

It may be necessary to tweak where you leave the adjusting nut after backing off as the lock nut can change the tightness.  

Some will suggest bend the washer back onto the adjustment nut.  That's counter to the description (and the figure in the T-3 SM, Fig. 12).  As long as you follow the procedure correctly, you won't need to bend the washer backwards and forwards.

If you're asking about the lug nuts, that's the same as the jeep also.
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Wheel Lug Nuts are 60-70 ft lbs on page 16 of the TM10-1281
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Sorry for confusion, bearing nuts.
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Specifically, that's for the combat rim.  My mistake in skipping over the early trailer wheels (gotta be inclusive!).  I assumed jeep rims.  The numbers are almost exactly the same.
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Tighten adjusting nut until wheel binds, at the same time turning wheel to make sure all bearing surfaces are in proper contact

Then back off 1/6 or more if necessary making sure wheel rotates freely.

Replace locknut and lockwasher. Do not fail to bend over nut on lockwasher.

When hub is completely assembled, test wheel shake before removing jack.

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Not that its not similar and would work but those are specs for the D25 axle. We were quoting the Bantam T3 Trailer TM specs for the OPs trailer question.
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Just to confirm, after reading the manual mentioned above, it says tighten until wheel binds as you turn it to seat the bearings.  So my understanding of "binds" means the wheel won't turn.  Correct?   I understand by not turn, you can feel it starting to get hard at turing.
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When I do this, I turn the socket until the bearing starts to show resistance to being turned (the guidance states while turning the wheel to help seat the bearings).  To me, that's binding.  I've never torqued it down hard enough to lock the bearing from turning.  I think that's too far.



Once you feel the resistance, stop and then back off.  The intent is to allow the bearing to spin freely without slop or play.
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