Yessir! Appreciate it 😎welcome from ny
That's not a spindle nut. That nut is on the end of the drive axle. The bearing is encapsulated in the hub-unit-bearing assembly. If it don't turn, you either got a frozen brake caliper or the bearing is gonzo.Hey I hope everyone is doing well,
I managed to take my wheel off a night ago and give the wheel a couple home tests to see if my problem is what I predicted. So after raising the car, I gave the wheel a nice vertical and horizontal shake. No wobble. I did see a couple of videos of guys saying if it doesn't move, that doesn't justifiably count out the wheel bearing to be faulty. I removed the wheel and took some photos and gave the current bearing a good spin. I could barely get it to turn!
Another thing is when I went to Mopar in Queens to pick up the spindle nut, they had canceled my order due to back order until June. So the associate there helped me with a headlamp bezel and I just ordered a new spindle nut off of eBay. should be here in a few days so fingers crossed. 😩
I attached some photos of what I found when I got the wheel off. I'll keep you guys updated as I go along. Peace! View attachment 301630 View attachment 301631 View attachment 301632 View attachment 301633
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Yea there's a bunch of names that come in the description on other sites but Mopar has that black nut labeled as a Hex Flange Lock Nut part# 6506263AA. When I turned the bearing it got spin but not without my hand tugging it along. Its the bearingThat's not a spindle nut. That nut is on the end of the drive axle. The bearing is encapsulated in the hub-unit-bearing assembly. If it don't turn, you either got a frozen brake caliper or the bearing is gonzo.
...You should've just had the right insurance and let the PRO's handle it...don't be so cheap ! Your Challenger deserves better !Hey wassup good people,
I own a 2018 Dodge Challenger GT. Yea I know, "AWD bro?" lol. Thing is I live in the 5 boroughs of NYC (Brooklyn to be exact ) so I need that tire work on all sides to help me during snow season.
Anyway I always have seen these forums but never joined until I got my baby Nikki (that's my Challenger's name). It's Mopar or NO CAR now! And of course I have an issue. Since a few accidents where I was hit (once was on Superbowl Sunday maaaaan!🤦♂️) and got short stopped on as of most recent, I've been diving into DIY work because I love using my hands and these shops are 🤬 shifty and money hungry. So now that I'm in a peaceful place I'm working on things myself and have been purchasing parts one by one.
The issue I have though, has been persistent since my first accident. This roaring noise coming from the front right side of my car. Also it's leaning on that side as well. After much research on parts and DIY videos on YT, I purchased a wheel bearing and spindle nut for that front right side. I'm not 100% sure what the correct size socket but I got a 36 mm recently after seeing a video on a 2019 Challenger.
The last forum I checked said something in the same ball park of what I already found out here at this link below👇
Anybody know the size of the front spindle nut and torque spec? 08 srtwww.challengerforumz.com
They were saying the solution was discovered at the dealer shop and it was to tighten the spindle nut. Now I purchased a wheel bearing and a new spindle nut so hopefully I don't have to use them and I can return for other parts 😬. But not to get too far ahead of myself, I wanted to ask the community for a more updated response you know? So yea, any weigh-in on this issue is welcome of course. But all in all thankful to be apart of a community now with like-minded individuals because I will NEVER go back to another car 😤😈
Stay frosty everyone. Peace
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