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Steering box to frame torque?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rcamacho, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone happen to know the torque specifications for the steering box to frame bolts? I have them at 70ft/lbs currently - it feels like they streched just a little :) Chilton's spec's 70ft/lbs for the manual box - no spec for the PS box.
     
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  3. dieselponyexpress

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    All from 70 to 80ft/lbs should be ok. Just make sure to use grade 8 bolts or better.

    I got 3 different specs for the ps gearbox:

    70ft/lbs - ORD instructions to the steering brace kit

    75ft/lbs - US army manual for the K30 / K5

    80ft/lbs - GM shop manual 1985

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