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Retorquing Suspension Bolts

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tjsingle26, May 10, 2021.

  1. May 10, 2021 at 2:18 PM
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    Tjsingle26

    Tjsingle26 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I replaced my front coils & shocks, LBJ's, rear leaf springs, and rear shocks around September 2019. I had torqued everything to spec and used Loctite Blue 242 as well to the bolts that needed it. I also retorqued the bolts a few weeks after I had installed everything to make sure nothing had moved prior to a trip.

    I had some maintenance planned for this summer, and I wanted to see what others opinions were checking the torque on suspension components? I wasn't sure if it was overkill, or an overlooked part of yearly maintenance.

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. May 10, 2021 at 4:12 PM
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    Nessal

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  3. May 10, 2021 at 4:22 PM
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  4. May 10, 2021 at 4:36 PM
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    otis24

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    It can't hurt.
    The paint is a great idea.

    I had an alignment shop fail to torque my cam alignment bolts. One of them came off way down in Baja 700 miles from the nearest toyota dealer where I could get a new alignment cam bolt. I found a bolt at a hardware store down there to get me home but my alignment was super super bad.

    Had I double checked the alignment shops work and done a better daily inspection (like I do on trips after that) I would have caught it well before it got that bad.
     

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