Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Waldorf Md. USA
If you have never done this adjustment before, you really should get someone who has to show you. It is described in the service manuals, but also reequires a bit of feel to get it right. Basically what you do is tighten the nut while turning the rotor, or wheel, to a specified torque. This is supposed to get the bearing completely seated. Then you back it off, and retighten it by hand until it is just snug. Then loosen it until the first hole lines up to get the cotter pin in place. This should give a very slight amount of play in the bearing. It is probably better to be be on the loose side of the adjustment rather than tight. After you have done about a hundred of them, you get a feel for it and personally I never have used a torque wrench.
Like I said earlier though, this is a very important adjustment, safety wise, and if you don't feel comfortable doing it, have someone show you the first time.
Hope this helps,
Advanced Automotive Machine
[This message has been edited by BillK (edited 12-03-99).]