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10 bolt carrier bearing bolt torque specs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigOrange90Jimmy, May 27, 2003.

  1. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    anybody have the spec on this? i tossed my manual after it got wet... /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> I assume you want the bearing cap spec, which is 60 lb-ft. </font>
     
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    thanks bud!
     
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    Saw this post and wondered if maybe I've f'ed up. I replaced my rear axle shaft oil seals and had to pull the bearing caps off to pull carrier out enough to drill out the lock down bolt. My thoughts are, I didn't use a torque wrench to put the bearing cap bolts back on. They were on tight as sh*% and I put them back on tight as sh*% with the 3/8 ratchet.
    Should I dump all that new gear oil out and torque it to the 60lb/ft spec?
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    Tks,
    Tom
     
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    any thoughts on this?

    Tks,
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    <font color="green"> If it were me, I would pull the cover and retorque them. Bearing caps are definately something that should be torqued to spec. You could probably reuse the oil from the diff if it comes out nice and clean. </font>
     

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