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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: torque specs
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
There is not necessarily a torque spec on that nut. Well, there is but I don't know of anyone that actually uses it. Typically there is a cotter key that goes in to hold the nut from backing off once tight. One thing I can tell you is to get it TIGHT! When yo get it to a point that you can tell it is not going to turn much more, take a look at the nut to see how much more it will need to align the holes for the cotter key to go through and turn it a bit at a time. It will take a pretty decent size wrench to get it as tight as you would need. The ratchet I normally use has a 16" long handle in it. If I use a shorter one I have pieces of pipe that I put over the end to make it longer for more leverage. That way I don't have to pull as hard to get it tight. Bear in mind, if it is not tight enough it can begin wobbling in the tapered seat and ruin the knuckle as well as the ball joint.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
A Ball Joint Can Usually Be Replaced Without Removing The Control Arm From The Vehicle. Place The Vehicle On Jack Stands. Remove The Shock Absorber And Install A Spring Compressor on The Coil Spring.Remove The Nut Securing The Ball Joint To The steering Knuckle And Separate The Knuckle And Then Joint. The Ball Joint Should Be Pressed,Riveted,Bolted,Or Screwed Into The Control Arm.A Service Manual Will Give The Details For The Specific Make And Model Vehicle.
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
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