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1ST Gen Suspension Torque Specifications

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by GA-3RZFE, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Jul 20, 2016 at 6:45 AM
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    GA-3RZFE

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    It seems this gets asked a lot. I pulled the torque specs below from my 2000 Toyota FSM. This is for Front & Rear Suspension with some 2WD specs as applicable.

    Front Suspension Torque Settings
    ABS Speed sensor & Wire Harness................................................. 71 in lbs
    Stabilizer Bar Side (2WD)...............................................................22 ft lb
    stabilizer bar lower arm (Hex end to hold it) (both ends of 4WD)....66 ft lbs
    Stabilizer Bar Bracket (4WD).........................................................19 ft lbs
    Upper Ball Joint.............................................................................80 ft lbs
    Upper Control Arm........................................................................87 ft lbs
    Front/Rear Alignment Shims (2WD)...............................................94 ft lbs
    2WD Upper Ball Joint Mount (4 bolts)........................................29 ft lbs
    Lower Ball Joint Castle Nut.............................................................103 ft lbs
    Lower Ball Joint Mount (4 bolts).....................................................59 ft lbs
    LCA Cam Bolts..............................................................................96 ft lbs
    LCA Spring Bumpers......................................................................17 ft lbs
    Outer Tie Rod End (Castle Nut)......................................................67 ft lbs
    Strut (Bottom mount)..................................................................101 ft lbs
    Strup Top Hat...............................................................................47 ft lbs

    Rear Suspension
    Rear Leaf Front Mount..................................................................116 FT LBS
    Rear Leaf Shackle Bolts (x2).........................................................67 ft lbs
    Shock Absorber (2WD except Pre Runner).................................19 ft lbs
    Shock (4wd & Pre Runner)........................................................53 ft lbs
    U-Bolts........................................................................................90 ft lbs
     
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    Bumping an old thread looking for advice.

    What's the highest torque spec for a 1st gen tacoma?

    Reason I'm asking:

    I am looking to purchase a 1/2" torque wrench for higher torque specs. My current 3/8" only goes up to 100 ft-lbs and I wouldn't want to use it for anything near that value or slightly above.

    So I'm looking at 1/2" torque wrenches for the larger specs. The 1/2" I'm looking at comes in a range of 20-150 ft-lbs or 30-250 ft-lbs. The latter seems excessive and the former seems like it would be more accurate/precise given the smaller range? Or am I just making that up?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    I have one that goes 20 to 150 ft-lbs and gets used for 99.9% of everything.
    I also have the one that goes from 50 to 300 ft-lbs and I think I bought it for one nut on the Tundra.
     
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  5. Jul 25, 2020 at 7:51 AM
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    Thanks, man.

    What torque wrench do you have for the 20-150 ft-lbs? Those seem to be nearly twice the price than the 30-250 ft-lbs ones.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2020 at 7:52 AM
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    Harbor Freight for both! :burp:
     
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  7. Aug 9, 2020 at 8:32 PM
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    thread bump...

    For the 4WD Taco/4Runner, my old haynes manual has the following:
    'Damper rod nut' (assuming this is the shock top-hat nut): 22 ft-lbs
    'Upper Nuts (three nuts)': 47 ft-lbs

    Can someone verify/confirm these values? Was there a typo in the OP, is the Haynes manual wrong, or what gives?
     
  8. Feb 4, 2021 at 6:11 AM
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    Search pays again! Exactly the info I needed
     
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