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Old 04-19-2011, 02:51 PM
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95 850 glt, On the front struts, how do you achieve a proper torque setting on that cross shaped nut above the strut mount and spring seat? Thanks! Dave
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Buy or make a socket that will fit it. Next time I do struts, I will grind an old socket.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:23 PM
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Ive never torqued that nut... I dont know if it needs to be but I have never..
Also I just use a adjustable wrench to remove it and put it on.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:22 PM
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VT- I thought about grinding a socket to fit, seems like that would weaken it till it could break. The main question is- to use a torque wrench (socket) id have to hold the flat on the end of the strut. Cant hold the flat if I've got a socket on there! I've seen a listing, maybe in my repair manual saying the cross shaped nut and the top nut both are to be torqued to 52 lbs. I just don't want it loosening up! Maybe a socket on an air wrench you just blast that sucker on there fast. That's probably what Midas would do. D
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Channel Lock, pipe wrench, big pliers. And torque it down? I never torque that to spec. I tighten it down as tight as my little arms will let me. There really is no way to torque it because it can only go down so far because of the design of the struts. And then strut mount bushings and nut also hold that down.
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OK- guess that will work for me- I'll just tighten that cross nut as tight as I can then air ratchet the top nut. Thanks! Dave
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