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Front spindle nut - what's the part number?

gsmaclean

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03 Limited
I'm going to replace the front wheel bearings on my 4WD 2003 Limited. I am going to replace the spindle nuts as well (as recommended by Ford) however I can't seem to find them anywhere - even the Ford parts sites don't list them.

Does anyone have the part number for the front spindle nuts?
 



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I don't think its called a spindle on that type of system. The system on the 2003 looks more like how it is setup on fwd cars. The Axle Nut comes with the replacement axle on those vehicles.. and from looking at the pics I can find on fastpartsnetwork it looks like the explorer is the same. I didn't see the front axle nut listed seperatly.. Only the rear axle nut.

~Mark
 






I don't think its called a spindle on that type of system. The system on the 2003 looks more like how it is setup on fwd cars. The Axle Nut comes with the replacement axle on those vehicles.. and from looking at the pics I can find on fastpartsnetwork it looks like the explorer is the same. I didn't see the front axle nut listed seperatly.. Only the rear axle nut.

~Mark

You're partly right, it's actually called an "Axle-to-wheel hub nut", and it has to be removed in order to remove the front bearing. Some kind soul sent me the PDF of the exploded diagram with the part numbers. For anyone looking in future, the part number is W706540-S900. However being that Ford specifies the nut be replaced when the bearing is replaced, I'm assuming that means the nut must be available separately.
 






I only found that p/n listed once on the 'net.. and it said the p/n is no longer used but it describe it as a hex nut.

Send Torrie of fastpartsnetwork.com an email (he's a vendor here).. He may be able to find the newer p/n and get it to you.. He's a heck of a lot cheaper than my local dealers (even after shipping).

~Mark
 






I only found that p/n listed once on the 'net.. and it said the p/n is no longer used but it describe it as a hex nut.

Send Torrie of fastpartsnetwork.com an email (he's a vendor here).. He may be able to find the newer p/n and get it to you.. He's a heck of a lot cheaper than my local dealers (even after shipping).

~Mark

I emailed Torrie - he has the nut in stock. He has it on his site, under the same part number, but without the dash. If you go to his site and type the part number as W706540S900 instead of W706540S-900, it comes up in his inventory.

Thanks!
 






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