Question about Cars & Trucks
The adjustment handle has came loose and I have noticed that the interior nut has come lose which allows the wrench to freewheel. What is the proper way to replace the handle? Is there a proper way without compromising the calibration of the of the actual torque properties? Seems simple but I want to make sure....
Craftsman has a lifetime warranty.. just take it back and get a new one
Posted on Nov 12, 2014
Testimonial: "Thanks Patrick for your input but I purchased the torque wrench from Sears and they don't take back or exchange calibration tools...."
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 01, 2016 | Cars & Trucks
Jul 13, 2014 | 1997 Buick LeSabre
Jun 13, 2013 | Cars & Trucks
Oct 15, 2012 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid
Things You'll Need
the vehicle on a level surface and make sure the front wheels are pointing
straight ahead. Make sure the vehicle is in park (or in gear if you have manual
transmission) and set the parking brake.
the pitman arm from the steering box from underneath the front of the vehicle
by turning the holding bolt in a counterclockwise direction with an adjustable
wrench. Place a pitman arm puller (available at auto parts stores) over the
pitman arm and tighten the nut on the puller in a clockwise direction with an
adjustable wrench until the pitman arm loosens from the steering box shaft.
Remove the pitman arm and the puller.
the hood and loosen the lock nut on top of the steering box from the engine
compartment with an adjustable wrench in a counterclockwise direction.
a torque wrench on the steering shaft and turn the wrench one complete turn.
Make sure the torque reading is approximately 2 inch pounds. Tighten the
adjusting nut on top of the steering box (it comes out of the center of the
lock nut) in a clockwise direction with an adjustable wrench one half turn if
the torque wrench reading is too low. Loosen the nut in a counterclockwise
direction if the reading is too high.
the steering shaft with the torque wrench again. Make adjustments to the
steering box adjusting nut as described in Step 4, if needed, until the correct
reading is obtained on the torque wrench.
sure the steering wheel is in the straight ahead position and reattach the
pitman arm to the bottom of the steering shaft on the steering box. Tighten the
holding nut in a clockwise direction with an adjustable wrench until the pitman
arm seats into place.
the lock nut on top of the steering box with an adjustable wrench in a clockwise
direction. Close the hood
Jul 24, 2012 | 1993 Buick LeSabre
Mar 16, 2012 | 2005 Ford Falcon
Oct 01, 2011 | 2002 Ford Taurus
Sep 08, 2011 | 2000 Chrysler Concorde
Jul 11, 2011 | Isuzu Rodeo Cars & Trucks
Nov 12, 2008 | 1993 Toyota Celica
62 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: