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Anybody know the lower control arm bolt torque?


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#1 BushmasterSI

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:05 PM

Hi all,
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.:eek: 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.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:25 PM

BTW, it's a 90 Loyale

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 04:44 PM

defy the torques. I found anomilies like that at the oil pump, cam casings. Twisting it off it a bit too tight :grin:

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 05:50 PM

FSM indicates 43 to 51 Ft/lbs. 78 is definately way too high.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:06 PM

FSM indicates 43 to 51 Ft/lbs. 78 is definately way too high.

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#6 torxxx

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 04:37 AM

torque settings? heck I just put them tight. never had one come loose. then again, 10 years of working on the same car, you get used to what 10, 12 and 14 mm bolts should be torq'd to




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