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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Suspension torque specifications

When replacing suspension parts, proper torque is critical.

A little copy and paste, hopefully I have it all covered.

Upper control arm to spindle ball joint - 50-68 ft-lbs
Strut rod to frame & to Lower control arm - 100 ft-lbs
Upper control arm to frame - 75 ft-lbs
3 small nuts to attach front shock assembly (strut mount) to frame - 20 ft-lbs
Front endlinks - 30 ft-lbs
Lower control arm to frame - 150 ft-lbs
Front wheel spindle to Lower control arm ball joint - 84-112 ft-lbs
Front suspension arm bushing joint (tie rod) to Front wheel spindle Nut 51-67 ft-lbs
Stabilizer (sway) bar link to Front wheel spindle - 30-40 ft-lbs
Lower shock absorber to Lower control arm - 125-170 ft-lbs
Tire lug nuts - 100 ft-lbs
Spindle nuts - Both front and rear - 188-254 ft-lbs

Lower shock absorber bolt - 95-126 lb-ft.
Upper rear shock absorber - 27-40 lb-ft (with ARC) 44-58 lb-ft (without ARC)
Upper rear suspension arm to sub-frame - 51-67 ft-lbs
Upper rear suspension arm to rear knuckle - 110-148 ft-lbs
Lower rear suspension arm to sub-frame - 166-202 ft-lbs (front)
Lower rear suspension arm to sub-frame - 142-199 ft-lbs (rear)
Lower rear suspension arm to rear suspension compensator link - 110-148 ft-lbs
Lower rear suspension arm to rear wheel knuckles - 110-148 ft-lbs
Rear stabilizer (sway) bar link to lower rear suspension arm - 8-9 ft-lbs
Rear stabilizer (sway) bar link to rear stabilizer (sway) bar - 35-46 ft-lbs
Rear stabilizer (sway) bar bracket to sub-frame - 25-33 ft-lbs

If I missed anything just chime in!

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Good call Joe.

This should have been done a long time ago.

Tire lug nuts should be 100 ft lbs. (At least that's what I set mine at)

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Tire lug nuts should be 100 ft lbs. (At least that's what I set mine at)
That's what I set mine at Ron, I was just going by the specs I found.

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maybe i'm just not seeing it in their, but do you have the specs for those bolts holding the K-frame in? i know mine came loose on my old 90bird, pretty sure my dad just hammered on them with an impact. at least it stopped clunking :P

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Subframe bolts I believe are 100 ft. lbs.

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According to my disc manual:

Description Nm Lb-Ft (Lb-In where noted)

Front Suspension Lower Arm to Sub-Frame 113-153 84-112
Front Suspension Lower Arm to Front Shock Absorber 170-230 126-169
Front Wheel Spindle to Front Suspension Lower Arm Ball Joint 113-153 84-112
Front Suspension Lower Arm to Front Suspension Lower Arm Strut 113-153 84-112
Front Suspension Arm Bushing Joint to Sub-Frame 113-153 84-112
Front Suspension Arm Bushing Joint to Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint 68-92 51-67
Stabilizer Bar Link to Front Wheel Spindle 40-55 30-40
Stabilizer Bar Link to Front Stabilizer Bar 40-55 30-40
Stabilizer Bar Bracket 53-72 39-53
Front Suspension Lower Arm Strut to Sub-Frame 113-153 84-112
Front Shock Absorber to Upper Front Shock Absorber Mounting Bracket Nut 50-71 37-52
Upper Front Shock Absorber Mounting Bracket to Body 22-31 17-22
Tie Rod End/Rod or End to Front Wheel Spindle 53-73* 39-53*
ABS Sensor 4.6-6.8 (41-60 lb-in)
Brake Hose Retaining Bolt 11-16 9-11
Lug Nuts 115-142 85-104
Front Axle Wheel Hub Nut Retainer 255-345 188-254
Front Disc Brake Caliper/Anchor Bolts 132 97

*Tighten to minimum torque, then continue to tighten until aligned to nearest cotter pin slot.


DRIVESHAFT—PINION ANGLE SPECIFICATION Axle Angle Controlled Height
mm Inches
8.8 inch 2 degrees 18 minutes 152.9 6.02

Description Nm Lb-Ft
Upper Rear Suspension Arm and Bushing-to-Sub-Frame Nut 68-92 50-68
Upper Rear Suspension Arm and Bushing-to-Rear Wheel Knuckle Nut 149-201 110-148
Lower Rear Suspension Arm and Bushing-to-Sub-Frame Nut (Front) 225-275 166-202
Lower Rear Suspension Arm and Bushing-to-Sub-Frame Nut (Rear) 192-259 142-191
Lower Rear Suspension Arm and Bushing-to-Rear Suspension Compensator Link Nut 149-201 110-148
Lower Rear Suspension Arm and Bushing-to-Rear Wheel Knuckle Bolts 113-153 83-113
Upper Suspension Arm-to-Sub-Frame Nut 68-92 50-68
Rear Stabilizer Bar Link-to-Lower Rear Suspension Arm and Bushing Nut 10.2-13.8 8-10
Stabilizer Bar Bracket-to-Sub-Frame Bolt 34-46 25-34
Rear Stabilizer Link-to-Rear Stabilizer Bar Nut 46.7-63.3 35-47
Shock Absorber-to-Lower Rear Suspension Arm and Bushing Nut 128-172 94-126
Shock Absorber-to-Body (Upper Mount) Nut with Ride Control 37-54 27-40
Rear Axle Wheel Hub Retainer Nut 255-345 188-254
Rear Brake Backing Plate-to-Rear Wheel Knuckle Bolts 59-80 44-59
Lug Nuts 115-142 85-105
Rear Disc Brake Caliper-to-Knuckle 98-132 73-97
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And for anyone interested in frame specs, my disc manual says:

Description Nm Lb-Ft
Front Sub-Frame-to-Body Through Bolts 97-132 72-97
Stabilizer Bar Links-to-Front Wheel Spindle Retainers 55-75 41-55
Lower Arm Inner Pivots-to-Front Sub-Frame Retainers 125-170 92-125
Front Suspension Lower Arm Struts-to-Front Suspension Lower Arm Retainers 120-160 89-118
Front Spring and Shock-to-Front Suspension Lower Arm Retainers 140-195 103-144
Rear Sub-Frame-Body-Insulator Retaining Bolts 98-132 72-97
Rear Sub-Frame Stabilizer Bracket Retaining Bolts 47-63 35-46
Rear Axle Differential Front Insulator Bolts 77-104 56-76
Rear Differential Insulator Horizontal Bolt Plate Assembly Retaining Nuts 102-122 75-90
Rear Axle Differential Insulator-to-Rear Sub-Frame Bolts 77-104 56-76
Steering Coupling Pinch Bolt 28-40 21-30
Tie Rod End-to-Front Wheel Spindle Retainers 53-73 39-54
Front Engine Support Insulator Through Bolts (3.8L) 47-68 35-50
Front Engine Support Insulator Through Bolts (4.6L) 47-63 35-46
Driveshaft to Rear Axle Universal Joint Flange Retaining Bolts 95-130 70-96
Reinforcement Rod-to-Front Sub Frame Retaining Bolts 97-132 72-97
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