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Toyota Camry: I replaced the front axle (left side) on my 1988

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I replaced the front axle (left side) on my 1988 Camry and when I torqued the bearing lock nut to 137 foot pounds the wheel would not turn. If I loosened the nut the wheel would turn.
The replacement axle was exactly the same as the one I pulled off.
I had replaced the right axle a week before and did not encounter this problem with the wheel not turning after torqueing the bearing lock nut.
The reason I changed out the axles was because the boots were shot.
I would appreciate your advice as to what I should do.
Sincerely, ***** ***** (*****@******.***)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.The torques spec on the axle nut are correct a 37 FT LBS. If the axle is locking up after torquing it then there has to be an issue with the replacement axle . I would go back and recheck the axle and double check it and the part number to be sure it is exactly the same as your stating. If its the only thing you changed then there has to be an issue with it.

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