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Does anyone know what size nut holds on the whole rear brake assembly to the axles. you can see it right when you take off the wheel cover, it's the gray nut in the middle. I'm replacing my rear diff., and can't seem to find the right size socket. any help would be great.
 

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It's a 36mm. It's also a one-time-use nut. So buy a new set from Dan. And take a word of advice, put the new ones on, torque to 250ft/lbs. Drive 5-10 miles and retorque. Drive 5-10 miles and retorque. Then put the old nuts on behind the new nuts and tighten to 250ft/lbs or better. The nuts on the rear of these things have a BAD habit of coming loose and taking bearings with them.
 

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Another tip, you don't need to remove those nuts to swap out the centersection (diff case). If you remove the three bolts that attach the knuckles to the control arms, you can remove the knuckles with the halfshafts attached. It's a pretty simple way to swap out centersections.

-Rod
 

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I use a 1 3/8 socket. It's snug but it works great.
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