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Need torque specs for 1996 cavalier ball joints, upper and lower

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Contact the parts store where purchased or enter the vehicle on the computer serch and go to specific specs for suspension service..

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Hi my name is Allen!

I work for a Dodge Dealership. There are no torque specs for the upper or the lower ball joints on any of the Chrysler Vehicles. As long as you get them as tight as you can they will be fine, don't worry they are held in by road force anyway. Note: Be careful that you don't strip-out the nuts by getting them to tight.

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Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: need torque settings on new upper ball joints

there's no torque setting that you go by because there aftermarket!

the factory ones are riveted in so you won't find it any where.

but when i do them and do them . witch is alot. i go by the feel of my air gun. if you are using just hand tools then i would use a 3/8 ratchet and tighten it as much as you can with that set-up , then get a 1/2 set-up and turn another 1/4 to 1/2 turn.

if you need a number for a torque spec then depending on the grade bolt that came with the replacement ball joint. a 10mm bolt thats a 8.8 grade will only do 33 ft. lbs. before it will strech and then break. so no more than that! 8.8 is the most common for automotive grade hardware...

good luck man

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: my new TRW upper ball joints did not come with

mounting bolt torque would be equal,given bolts are the same diameter.torque main nuts to 50-70 ft lbs.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: My trw lower ball joint came with torque specs for

I've replaced many ball joints, and never used a torque wrench. Just make them tight. If yours are the type with cotter pins, then you make it tight and slip in the cotter pin.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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SOURCE: my new TRW lower ball joints came with torque

are you talking about the 4 little bolts that hold the joint onto the arm????? that sounds right if you are.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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Need torque settings on new upper ball joints


there's no torque setting that you go by because there aftermarket!

the factory ones are riveted in so you won't find it any where.

but when i do them and do them . witch is alot. i go by the feel of my air gun. if you are using just hand tools then i would use a 3/8 ratchet and tighten it as much as you can with that set-up , then get a 1/2 set-up and turn another 1/4 to 1/2 turn.

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good luck man

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