4x4 Pittman Pinch Bolt Torque

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rcamacho, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

    Jul 1, 2004
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    Anyone happen to know the torque spec for the 4x4 style pittman arm pinch bolt? Chilton's seems to spec 165-185lbs but I have a hard time believing that given the bolt size.
  2. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    Yeah, that sounds like the spec for 2WD.

    If nobody posts up by the time I get home tonight, I'll look up the spec for you.
  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

    Jan 12, 2001
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    You read it right. 165 ft. lbs. for the pitman arm. Ask me, I know.

    I had a Skyjacker drop pitman arm fail on me once and I sent it in for exchange. Turns out SJ has some kind of tool to test the torque readings on the arm and what they found out was that the bolt/nut were not tightened to specs. I wouldn't know because the arm was on the truck when I bought if from the PO. In the long run, I had to buy another new arm from SJ. This time I torqued the arm to 170 ft. lbs. so that if it fails again, SJ can't say I didn't torque it tight enough.

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