Axle Nut Torque Specs - 221 or 303 lb-ft?

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    Tighten up to 221 and if you feel like it's not tight enough, bump it up more.
     
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    I would say 221 lb-ft! spec is 188 to 254 so for sure 221 is correct.
     
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    I hate to revive a old thread, but does anybody else have any new data or advise? I have to replace the real wheel bearings and notice the torque discrepancy. I have a 2002 LS if it makes a difference.
     
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    The above was from the 2006 shop manual. The 2002 manual has both values as well.
     
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    My 2005 Shop Manual CD shows the same, however, I noticed that the P/N's for the retaining nut in each picture are different. The nut in the half shaft removal and installation section with the 221 lb-ft is 4B423 (Rear axle wheel hub retainer). The nut in the rear suspension exploded view section with the 302 lb-ft (yes, my manual has 302, not 303 lb-ft) is 4B477 (Axle shaft retaining nut). Quite possible that there may be differences in the size of the two different nuts. Another option would be to also look at the Thunderbird and Jaguar shop manuals to see what they show.
     

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