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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Unsure as to what you are calling the King nut but here are the torque specs for your front end.
Steering Gear-To-Cradle Bolt...........135 ft pnds
Steering Gear-To-Crossmember Bolt (Dakota 2 WD)..........190 ft pnds
Suspension Cradle Plate To-Cradle Attaching Bolt..............123 ft pnds
Tie Rod End-To-Steering Knuckle Nut Dakota (2WD) .............65 ft pnds
Tie Rod Lock Nut.....................55 ft pnds
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
understandably you want to do things right. i do this job by tightening the nut with channel lock pliers, spinning the rotor, and loosening the nut just til loose and then snug. reinstall the castle washer and then a new cotter pin (if available). make sure there is no lateral play(up and down). you should be good to go. happy holidays
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
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