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What is the front axle torque spec for a 2006 F-150 4x4

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What is the front axle torque spec for a 2006 F-150 4x4?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Glenn replied 8 years ago.

hello there,


Here are all the spec's from the Ford shop manual:


ItemSpecificationFill Capacity
Motorcraft High Contrast Hypoid Gear Marking Compound
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant
XY-80W90-QL (US); CXY-80W90-1L (Canada); (Model 60/70 axles)
WSP-M2C197-A1.7L (3.6 pt) (9.56 mm [0.38 in] below the bottom of the filler hole)
Premium Long-Life Grease
XG-1-C or XG-1-K (US); CXG-1-C (Canada)
Silicone Gasket and Sealant
Stud and Bearing Mount
Threadlock and Sealer

General Specifications
Front Axle
Maximum backlash variation between points checked0.101 mm (0.004 in)
Maximum spread of differential housing0.762 mm (0.030 in)
Pinion bearing preload1.8-3.3 Nm (16-29 lb-in)
Ring gear backlash0.203-0.304 mm (0.008-0.012 in)

Torque Specifications
Adapter handle2.2-20
Axle support bolt11585-
Axle tube bolts7354-
Crossmember bolts9066-
Differential bearing cap bolts10577-
Differential housing cover bolts3224-
Differential pinion shaft lock bolt3022-
Differential ring gear bolts10577-
Fill plug2518-
Front skid plate nuts1511-
Lower mounting bushing bolt11585-
Steering column coupler bolt3022-
Upper mounting bushing bolt11585-

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Torque does not list front axle...
Expert:  Glenn replied 8 years ago.

I'm not sure what you want, is it here?


Torque Specifications
Halfshaft nut2720-
Wheel hub bolts200148-
Outer tie-rod end nut150111-
Upper ball joint nut11585-
Upper arm nuts150111-
Lower ball joint nut150111-
Lower arm nuts (early build vehicles)350258-
Lower arm nuts (late build vehicles)300221-
Shock absorber rod nut3022-
Shock absorber upper mount nuts4835-
Shock absorber lower nut475351-
Stabilizer bar bracket nuts5541-
Stabilizer bar link upper nut2518-
Stabilizer bar link lower nut9066-
Wheel speed sensor bolt9-80
Brake caliper anchor plate bolts200148-
Integrated wheel end bolt (3 required)129-



Lubricants and Capacities
Front Axle Halfshaft Inboard CV Joint
Constant Velocity Joint Grease XG-5WSS-M1C258-A1235 grams (8.29 oz.)
Front Axle Halfshaft Outboard CV Joint
Constant Velocity Joint Grease XG-5WSS-M1C258-A2165 grams (5.82 oz.)
Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or XG-1-K (US); CXG-1-C (Canada)ESA-M1C75-B

General Specifications
Halfshaft assembled length429.96 mm (16.93 in)

Torque Specifications
Tie rod nut150111
Upper ball joint nut150111
Wheel end nut2720
Integrated wheel end bolts129
Halfshaft flange-to-axle shaft flange bolts8260

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I am replacing the right front whell bearing assembly on my 2006 F-150 4x4 (100,000 miles on it). I purchased the wheel bearing assembly from my local parts store and they tell me that it is important to torque the axle nut to the correct specs. However, there computer program did not have that information. Told me I would have to get from my Ford dealer, however they are closed today.
Expert:  Glenn replied 8 years ago.

OK wheel end nut would be your answer.. 20 foot pounds.. Look at chart I posted after you viewed the answer. 9 foot punds on the 3 bolts holding it in [wheel bearing]

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