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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cybrfire, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Last night I put together one side of my Dana 44 ball joint on out and I was on a page in the chiltons manual that listed torque specs for upper, lower ball joints and adjusting sleeves. I can't for the life of me find that page back again and don't remember what they were. I believe the lower ball joint is 70 ft.lbs. and the adjusting sleeve is 50 ft.lbs. What is the upper ball joint stud?
     
  2. 4xrick

    4xrick 1/2 ton status

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    ummmm i dunno.
     
  3. 75-K5

    75-K5 3/4 ton status

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    I would venture to guess the upper is the same as the lower. I never use a torque wrench for anything and I've never had any problems. Just tighten the thing down securely without going nuts and I'm sure you'll be fine.
     
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    lower I think is 75 upper adjusting sleeve is 50, upper nut is 100
     
  5. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    100 huh. Man I hate that book. Thanks.
     
  6. mr_fujisawa

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    my chiltons says 100 ft lbs upper and 70 ft lbs lower.
     
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    From the 74 factory manual-
    upper= 100, plus additional to align cotter, not to exceed 130
    Lower- 80, plus additional to align cotter

    HTH
     
  8. cybrfire

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    Sounds like 100 on the upper. Thanks guys. Note: there isn't a cotter on the lower.
     

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