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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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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove tire and wheel assembly.
  4. Support the lower control arm outboard end.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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