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Anybody know the lower control arm bolt torque?
Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:05 PM
I am in the process of changing axles for the first time (on any car) on my Loyale. I'm following Edrach's instructions and when I came the the time to torque all the loosened fasteners I broke a bolt. It's the "pivot bolt" from the lower control arm, or the control arm-to-subframe retainer bolt as my Chilton manual calls it. I looked up the torque value in the manual and it said to torque it to 78 ft-lbs. It's only a 14 mm bolt. All the other bolts on the control arm are in the range of 22 to 27 ft-lbs. I twisted that sucker right off! Now I've got to go to the dealer to find a replacement.
Can anyone tell me the correct torque for this bolt? It would be much appreciated.
Posted 02 January 2007 - 04:44 PM
Posted 02 January 2007 - 05:50 PM
Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:06 PM
FSM indicates 43 to 51 Ft/lbs. 78 is definately way too high.
Posted 04 January 2007 - 04:37 AM
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