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    front spindle castle nut?

    I'm assuming these are only to be used once? I had to replace my hub and my castle nut threads are completely flat after I removed it. It just slides over the spindle now and I need another one before I can drive. Does NAPA sell castle nuts or do I have to drive all the way to Mitsubishi for one?

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    I tried NAPA once for one of those and had no luck in my town. Its metric so they basically said no haha. I would just go to mitsubishi.
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    I have no problem reusing them providing they are in good condition(obviously not an option for you at this point), but if you can't find a new one, I wouldn't be afraid of a good used one. Are the threads on the axle OK? You have any idea why it stripped the nut?

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    I have reused mine probably 30x

    Crazy thats yours did that. Check your axle, and get one from Mits. I remember seeing NAPA with one yesterday here, but I don't know if it was metric or not, but it appeared to be the right size and all.

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    Threads on the spindle appear to be OK. I'll call NAPA today.

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    You can re-use the nut (provided threads are good), but you want to replace the lock washer behind it...
    It's sprung one direction and loses that after use.

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    I've never replaced the lockwasher and never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthee View Post
    I've never replaced the lockwasher and never had a problem.
    Same here. The fact there there is a gap in the washer is going to cause it to lock, not really the spring out. Once you have so much torque, 144-180ft/lbs is what I believe the torque specs are, that washer isn't going to be "pushing" out anyway.

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    thats fine, all Im saying is if you've seen a new one next to a used one they are different...I would then expect themto potentially perform differently.
    I'm not going to say there's going to be a problem, but to argue by saying "i've done whatever, and never had a problem" is not a good basis for a logical argument...just sayin, because I hear that alot.

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    Its perfectly logical but its personal experience. I've never had a nut back off so its not a real issue.

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