Thread: Rear Axle Keys
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:08 PM   #23
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Default Re: Rear Axle Keys

Originally Posted by BILL WILLIAMSON View Post
If only the taper were needed for grip, then WHY did Henry do all the extra work to put in a KEY????---Are we over thinking this thing????
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It was probably standard engineering practice of the day. You didn't question it, you just did it the way you were taught. Or it may have been for the customer satisfaction/safety factor. People would be unhappy with Ford if the dealer mechanic left the nut loose.
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