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Hi, Can anyone tell me what size socket I will need to undo the Hub nuts on a 1990 Defender 90.....it the rear axle with Disc brakes. I want t make sure I have the right tools before I start the job of replacing shot wheel bearings. I've looked at the Tech Archive and found some great instructions but no sizes.

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Malc

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Hi, Can anyone tell me what size socket I will need to undo the Hub nuts on a 1990 Defender 90.....it the rear axle with Disc brakes. I want t make sure I have the right tools before I start the job of replacing shot wheel bearings. I've looked at the Tech Archive and found some great instructions but no sizes.

Thanks

Malc

Possibly best to buy a hub nut socket like this to do the job properly

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Land-Rover-Wheel-Bea...%3A1%7C294%3A50

as the socket needs to be quite deep really. This was just the first one that came up on ebay when i searched. Not really expensive adn will enable you to do it easily. Oh and its 52mm.

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Possibly best to buy a hub nut socket like this to do the job properly

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Land-Rover-Wheel-Bea...%3A1%7C294%3A50

as the socket needs to be quite deep really. This was just the first one that came up on ebay when i searched. Not really expensive adn will enable you to do it easily. Oh and its 52mm.

I have one of these from Britpart, distorted on first use, did not undo the nut, complete rubbish and a waste of my time.

Ensure you get one that is robust enough to do the job.

John

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I have one of these from Britpart, distorted on first use, did not undo the nut, complete rubbish and a waste of my time.

Ensure you get one that is robust enough to do the job.

John

The nut shouldn't be that tight that it twists the box spanner! I suspect it's been well over-torqued.

I wouldn't spend 18 quid for a chromed socket when a box spanner is more than up to the job.

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