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is this the right torque? seems high

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stoney126, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. stoney126

    stoney126 1/2 ton status

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    hey all yet another fantastic newber question. The instructions for the drop pitman arm say to torque it to 175 foot pounds. That seemed rather high to me so I thought I would double check. Also any suggestions to keep the arm from turning while im torqueing it or just muscle my way through? Again thanks for the help all.
     
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    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    What's your truck. I don't know any torque specs for an 1876 covered wagon. :rolleyes:

    Are you talking about the nut for the clamp where it attaches to the gear box shaft on a 4wd? The nut where the pitman arm attaches to the draglink. Or are you running a 2wd sector shaft for crossover?
     
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    ermm sorry its for a 89 gmc 1 ton crewcab d60 axle. Its the the nut and bolt that attaches the pitman arm to the steering box.
     
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    That bolt would be more around the 75 lb. range. I can believe that the 175 lb would be for a 2wd pitman arm sector shaft nut.
     
  5. stoney126

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    whew glad I asked maybe it was a typo or something. Geez thanks all saved my bacon
     

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