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What are the torque specs for 1990 dodge dakota front suspension.

Dodge Dakota front end installation.
Upper control arm to frame and upper control arm pivot nuts.Lower control arm bolts (forward and smaller rear bolts) two large steering rack to cross member torque spec

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Call carquest or other parts house and ask them for the torque specs or a front end alignment shop.

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Part Number Description 1
5495 Stabilizer Bar Link Bolt and Bushing Assembly 2
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  2. Support the lower control arm with a floor jack.
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  4. Remove the air cleaner extension (if necessary).
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