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good and tired
If I may ask, Did you remove the axle out of the hub or just took the axle nut off and reinstalled?
took the nut off mistaking it was needed to be removed to take the rotors off got new ones on now what a job removing them did not touch axle
OK The axle nut has a little indentation in it as a lock to the axle nut, Did you punch that out before you took the nut out? I mean how are the threads on the axle?
they were good, I put the new nuts on very tight
OK Very tight is not going to do it. The axles do have different lengths but you need to torque it down to specification, Do you have a torque wrench?
no, I guessed at about 140 lbs
the car runs ok no shimmy, or drag no sound just a concern of the different lengh
Different length is not an issue However I would torque it down to 158 which is the spec then make SURE you stake the nut like it was, Do you know what i mean by staking the nut?
yes i didnt want to do it in case they had to come off for some reason as long as one side is 1/2" and the othe 3/4" pas the nut is ok I'll stake it
OK You're good to go on staking it then. One more thing
There's a new limited service campaign on your vehicle to reflash the computer, Did you get that done? Do you need me to check for you if it applies to your car and check for open recalls while we are here?
May I have the VIN no. of your vehicle?
OK take your time
Sorry this is a Canadian vehicle so not much information showed up on my end, but I don't see open recalls on your vehicle at this time. A phone call to a Canadian toyota dealership will get you the limited time campaign information because things vary from the canadian market and the US market.
Did you have any other questions for me today?
No, thanks a lot saved a trip to the dealership, You done good
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