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Old 06-20-2009, 09:24 PM
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Looks like youve had an axle replaced...or...crappy tools..hahh
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Hey wolfpack, went to to the parts store and tried all three sockets 34, 35 and 36mm. The axels were factory. I have read others that said the 36mm felt loose. I bought a new 35mm and it fits the factory nut. Ha HA
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When you get that big, it is typical to have the next size lower socket fit on, especially if a bit of corrosion has eaten away at the outer surface of the axle nut. No socket is meant to be a "snug fit".

36mm is the proper size to remove the nut. It will not strip over the hex.
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It's a 35mm. The tools are not crappy as wolpack suggest and the nut is not corroded. One of your own post reccomend the 35. The point is that if someone does not have the socket they can go to the parts store and try both to their own satisfaction
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I rented a socket set from Autozone in Feb when I replaced my ball joints. I tried all. 34 was too small. 35 was too. 36mm, the last in the pack, fit perfect.
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Ran out to check the socket I have used on quite a few wheel bearing replacements in the past... Verdict is --->>> 36MM.

2000 Bravada was 36mm. Fit fine with a little slop, not snug. Fit fine on a 96 Blazer (cousin's), 98 S10 (uncle's), 2002 Blazer (friend), as well as a 99 K1500 (friends) when I replaced the wheel bearings on their vehicles. And I know there are a few that I am forgetting.

Regarding past posts, it is possible that I was shooting from the hip without actually checking and used terms like "approximately" or "something like" (I do type out a ridiculous amount of posts helping people).

In the end, if a 35mm socket worked for you, good deal. Just saying that it is not the proper socket for the application and may not work for everyone.

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Just so others can see what I would consider to be acceptable socket slop, I shot this quick video on another GM product having a 36mm axle nut:

Don't mind my big dumb dog panting away in the background...

Measured the nut with my Mitutoyo digital vernier calipers and it measured 35.36mm. Inside of 36mm socket measured 36.53mm. I do not have my machinery's handbook handy, but I would bet that this is the acceptable tolerance for both nut and socket flat to flat.
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