: Torque Specs please



7YRITCH
03-20-12, 09:18 PM
I just changed bushings on the differential, and I've put evertything back together, but I'm missing a few torque specs. Can anyone help with the following?

Rear Ball Joint -
Trailing arm to knuckle-
Tie rod to knuckle-
Spindle nut-

Thanks guys!

Carey

darkman
03-20-12, 09:26 PM
See attached.

The spindle nut (GM Part No. 10257766) is non-reuseable and should be replaced.

7YRITCH
03-20-12, 09:38 PM
I have acquired new spindle nuts, just to be sure what i'm reading is correct, the spindle nut is 118 ft lbs, the tie rod is 118, the trailing arm to knuckle is 125, and the ball joint is 15 ft lbs, then 210 degrees past? Thanks for the info Darkman

darkman
03-20-12, 10:00 PM
I have acquired new spindle nuts, just to be sure what i'm reading is correct, the spindle nut is 118 ft lbs, the tie rod is 118, the trailing arm to knuckle is 125, and the ball joint is 15 ft lbs, then 210 degrees past? Thanks for the info Darkman

Your interpretation looks correct with your term "tie rod" being what the book is calling "adjustable link."

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03-21-12, 03:43 AM
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Spook
05-22-15, 02:47 PM
I noticed that some sat the spindle nut can't be reused ... is this true .. and why Thanks Spook

darkman
05-22-15, 03:40 PM
I noticed that some sat the spindle nut can't be reused ... is this true .. and why Thanks Spook It should not be reused according to the GM Service Manual presumably because it's torque specification is equal to the yield strength of the nut. If it is reused the threads can no longer maintain the required tension.