Surely that's for the ball joint to the UCA? I thought the cam bolts were about 70-80 lbs/ft?For 5/8ths fine thread.....180 but the book I have used for years has 238 on the nut! Might look research it on the net for some agreement. Dry vs lubed is always different too. BTW, don't torque them until you get the car sitting at ride height!!
That's what I do but I also understand not everyone has wrenched most of their life to know what's tight enough.Has any one actually put a torque wrench in there? I think tightening them as good and tight as you can with a 1/2” ratchet with one good arm on it should do.
That's what I do but I also understand not everyone has wrenched most of their life to know what's tight enough.
Cam bolt nuts = 65 foot-pounds per FSM
Yeah for some reason, in my manual anyway, the spec for the cam bolts isn't in the "Tightening Reference" section. They give it at the very end of the Upper Control Arm Installation section, after instructing to "measure and adjust vehicle height and wheel alignment".Thanks for all the input, I really appreciate all.
I originally, before I posted this question, set torque
Wrench to 100 ft lb. And stripped the bolt threads. (wheel not loaded) Couldn't find a torque spec, so pulled stripped bolts out and installed the original bolts to 35 ft lb to be safe. The bolt is a 1/2", but its flat on one side. Ill up load a picture of stripped bolts and original bolts.
So I installed the original bolts to 35 ft lbs, ill run the final torque on the nuts when the wheel is loaded at ride height. ?
Thanks for feedback.
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ThanksI'm a fairly strong guy, I just torque them with a regular wrench but your alignment guy will likely be the last guy to wrench on them. Yes, torqued sitting on it's full weight but loosen them back up and let the bushing relax before final torque. Reason for this is the rubber bushings are bonded to the steel sleeve and do not rotate but instead it twists the rubber. Torquing the bolts with the suspension dangling locks the bushings in at the lowest point meaning the rubber is already loaded at ride height, hit some big bumps and your really stretching the limits. In short, they'll last much longer if done correctly.. or add poly bushings which do rotate.