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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2004, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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I am putting a spindle back on and would like to know the proper torque for the ball joints that connect the control arms and the steering arm to the spindle.

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i dont beleive there are torque specs. you just tighten them until you can put the cotterpin through the hole

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The shop manual shows the upper and lower ball joint to spindle at 60 - 90 ft. lbs.

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Thanks, is the connection to the steering ball joint the same torque spec?

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From the manual:

Steering spindle arm to connecting rod and end assembly to spindle arm - 8cyl mustang 30-40 ft-lbs.

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In case it is not obvious:
The reason for the range is to allow for aligning the slotted nut with the hole for the cotter pin. Torque to the low end of the range and then tighten by hand only as far as needed to insert the cotter pin.

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