Re: Stripped Rear axle and nut threads wtf
Personally, I use anti-seize grease on lug nuts, axle nuts, and spark plugs. I've been doing this for many years and nothing's ever come loose. By allowing the threads to move smoothly, you spread the pressure out evenly and don't get local spots taking too much pressure. That, and don't over-torque it. Should be 72 ft-lb. Someone may have over-tightened it in the past, thus weakening the threads.