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torque spec

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87blues, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. 87blues

    87blues Registered Member

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    Anybody know what the torque spec for an 87 Jimmy K5 transmission pan bolt is?
     
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    MarcS 1/2 ton status

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    My Chiltons manual says 12 ft-lbs ina criss-cross pattern.
     
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    87blues Registered Member

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    Thank you. That works for me.
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Don't try to use a ft-lbs torque wrench unless you have one that is designed for only the very small torque amounts. (if they make such a thing)

    An in-lbs wrench would probably do the job. From my experience, a ft-lbs wrench is nowhere near accurate at the low end and will easily strip aluminum threads.

    12ft-lbs is nothing, I use a socket wrench and grasp it around the head, and tighten that way. Not enough leverage to do harm if you don't go ape on it.
     
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    87blues Registered Member

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    I found that out the hardway yesterday. Tried to used the ft-lb torque wrench and it was not popping at the 12 ft-lbs. So I gave it up and did it with a regular ratchet and believe I did not over tighten them.
     

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