2014 Axle Nut Torque and Washer Orientation

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dsevier

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Hi There! I am getting my ducks in a row to do the axle click on our 2014 and see that there differing opinions on the axle nut torque. I have the technical service manuals downloaded from the nico website and see they have a revision date of May 2014. They spec a torque of 95 ft-lbs/130 N-m. One poster suggested the correct torque was 135 ft-lb. Has any done the service bulletin using 95 ft-lb and had good luck.

Secondly, I could not find in the service manual which way to orient the belleville type spring washer. Is it put on such that the nut contacts the ID first or the OD. I suspect the latter but better to ask first. Thanks!
 
Not one reply in over 2 months? Come on, guys, please do better.

I have the same question on my 2014. The Nissan dealer mechanic was useless.
 
There has been no responses for you is probably because a tiny percentage of readers of these forums have ever removed their LEAF's axle nut. Replacing the 12V battery is probably most people's level of DIY knowledge and skill 😁 .

The service manual for my 2011 (rev. June 2014, downloaded from nicoclub.com) sez 133 - 136 ft-lbs (page FAX-12) for the "the wheel hub lock nut". That's the torque figure I used. Where did you see 95 ft-lbs for the "axle nut"? There are no mentions of "axle nut" in the manual.

Here are two pics I took of the washer when I was disassembling things to replace the wheel hub:

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2021/MC-10199148-0001.pdf
There has been no responses for you is probably because a tiny percentage of readers of these forums have ever removed their LEAF's axle nut. Replacing the 12V battery is probably most people's level of DIY knowledge and skill 😁 .

The service manual for my 2011 (rev. June 2014, downloaded from nicoclub.com) sez 133 - 136 ft-lbs (page FAX-12) for the "the wheel hub lock nut". That's the torque figure I used. Where did you see 95 ft-lbs for the "axle nut"? There are no mentions of "axle nut" in the manual.

Here are two pics I took of the washer when I was disassembling things to replace the wheel hub:

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2021/MC-10199148-0001.pdf
 

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