1994 Cougar XR7 DOHC/5-Speed
It says do not adjust, which is due to the bearing design being fully self contained, which was still a pretty new concept in the early 90s. Old cars you have to adjust preload on the bearing/spindle, which can be adjusted later from wear, ours the bearing is torqued to 250ft/lbs and that’s that. The dust cap is just a dust cap, itself sort of an artifact from those older designs as there’s really no path for debris to get into the bearing(though it does keep the nut and spindle from moisture and rusting)Had to switch and change things to pass smog here in Vegas, but as I was down there I was looking and around the cap it says to not remove it. Is that just them covering their butts or really don’t remove? Also, thanks for the recommendation on the axle nuts, was just going to go with Dorman ones I had already gotten from autozone. Thanks for the reply’s guys, y’all are great.