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Just finished installing my RC Leveling kit on my 2014, when I was wrapping everything up on the Drivers side. I was tightening down the front axle nut and then snap!!! I broke the stud that holds the retaining nut in the hub for the front axle.. My heart sank as soon as I seen this..." Oh that feeling"

Anyways, apperently this 13 mm nut is only suppose to be torqued to 20 ft lbs. My question to you, has anybody replaced any of the front axle's of your newer 11" + F150's. Is there an easier way to fix this ? Should I drive my truck like this? Should I tuck my tail between my legs and head to the dealer, "last option".

I found a replacement axle online mnfg. by Cardone Part # 66-2191 for $89 shipped, sound's to cheap to be true.

anybody's 2¢ is appreciated..
 

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I'm not going to be much help on where to go for a replacement, but do not drive your truck like that, as it could cause much more damage. 20lbs is surprising, IIRC it was over 100 on our old Passat when I did them. I know I used my 1/2" drive torque wrench!
 

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Ouch.. Sorry about your bad luck.
 

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Thanks Guys, I think im gonna end up ordering that part from Cardone and see what shows up..? "prob cheap korean piece" Ford want's over $400 for that driver side axle...and in the meantime gonna drive my work truck.. watt'a bummer!!!
 

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Um why did you pull your hub nut for a levelling kit install?
 

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I really hate that feeling. *pull pull Oh SH!T!*
 

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are you familiar with Healy coils?
 

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A Heli-Coil* would not help. He snapped the threaded stud off of the end of the CV shaft. Hence the threaded portion is now broken off and stuck in the nut.
 

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Um why did you pull your hub nut for a levelling kit install?
Had to pull whole strut assembly out to add spacer at the top, It was a pain getting strut out and in without the front axle attached, I dont think it would of been possible without removing the axle shaft, As I needed as much travel on that lower A arm to get the strut assembly back in..
 

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A Heli-Coil* would not help. He snapped the threaded stud off of the end of the CV shaft. Hence the threaded portion is now broken off and stuck in the nut.
Yeah no Heli-Coil fix here....
 

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I want to say I just put some pressure on the arm with a breaker bar and popped the strut out after removing a few choice bolts, didn't touch the axle though. Did it about a year ago... so don't remember for sure what parts I pulled.
 
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