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The Torque Spec. Guide

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Benson X, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Aug 31, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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    Dlakerguy13

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    I hope you're right! Thanks!
     
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  2. Sep 8, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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    The best post that’s saved me many times! Thank you!
     
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  3. Sep 9, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    Great thread, I use it often.
    I had an alignment done 2 weeks ago after installing my front Kings. Ever since the alignment things felt aligned great, but clunky over any bumps. Sure enough, the LCA cam bolts/nuts, all 4, moved about 1/8 to 1/4 turn to hit the proper torque values. I'm guessing they were at 50-60 when they should have been at 100. Haven't driven much today but even going over my driveway curb things feel right again.
    Also double checked my lug nuts after Discount tire put on new tires this week. I always worry about them being over-torqued from some over-zealous 19 year old with an air impact and damaging my wheel studs. One guy in the waiting room said they broke his wheel stud which added even more worries. Checked mine today and they were right on torque value. Pretty happy with my local Discount Tire, seems well run.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2018 at 4:50 AM
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    Are the leaf spring u-bolts really only 37 ft lbs ??? That's gotta be a mistake.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2018 at 6:24 AM
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    Workin' on it....
    It is a mistake. Someone suggested it was flipped and should be more like 73 ft lbs. I followed the torque chart and had driven my truck around with the u-bolts at 37 ft lbs after swapping leaf packs for a couple of days (nothing happened) but yeah frickin typos.....
     
  6. Nov 15, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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    Getting ready to change spark plugs(first time for me on this vehicle). Was double checking on torque specs for coil pack bolts and spark plugs. Excellent post. Thank you!
    No problem loading here.
    Those first pics look like coil pack bolts. They don't take much tightening for sure.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2018 at 7:44 PM
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    This weekend I am changing the oil, front and rear differential and transfer case fluids in my 2015 TRD for the first time. Also adding SumoSprings to the rear axle, and SuperBumps to the front. I sat down tonight to research what torque settings for each of these, and one search later I find this great post. Tacoma World is truly a wonderful place!

    Steve
     
  8. Dec 12, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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    Shearboy2005

    Shearboy2005 It can't stay tight if it's a liquid.

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2019 at 9:46 PM
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    After years of lurking and referencing this thread, I finally created an account just to thank you.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    I'm replacing my lower control arms today, since the balljoints were preinstalled I just have to torque the castle nut (103 ft lbs), is it best to do this with the weight of the vehicle on it? That's my understanding for the LCA cam bolts, so I'm assuming I should torque everything once it's down.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:33 PM
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    @Benson X you are a saint!

    I had a laundry list of things I did on my truck this weekend:
    • I had the front and rear diff’s out (regeared from 3.73 to 4.56)
    • Had the lower control arms off to service the ball joints
    • Swapped out the CV axles (leaky boot)
    • Installed the ECGS bushing
    When I was getting everything back together your post was a life saver. This gave me so much confidence when it was all coming back together.
    I wish “rep” was still around so I could send some your way!!
     
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  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:46 PM
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    I think you should be fine to torque everything else down while you’re up in the air.
    My understanding is that you only want to torque the LCA bolts when your truck is under its’ own weight because the bushings of the LCA are going to be “locked in” once you torque them down, so you want to do it when the truck is at ride height in order to prevent placing a constant strain on the bushings.
    If the LCA bolts are torqued down when the front end is jacked up and at full droop the bushings will have a “home position” at full droop resulting in the bushings being constantly twisted when at ride height.

    I’m getting an alignment tomorrow and will be checking the LCA bolts when I get home. And having just done a gear swap, I am going to be draining & refilling the diff’s in 500 miles. When I do that I am also going to revisit every nut & bolt that I touched to make sure they are still torqued correctly.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:40 AM
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    mods? shh! they're watching...
    I put some kind of ink/paint/etc mark on each bolt that's been touched on the truck after the factory and if possible write the torque spec next to it. Silver or gold metallic pens from Milwaukee are fantastic so is Sharpie's big white paint pen. On top of that keep a spreadsheet or highlight the torque values on the print outs from the FSM and keep it in a folder. This makes pre-trip and post-trip inspections a snap.

    /edit for wording
     
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  15. Apr 16, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    :boom:
    You just blew my mind, that's a great idea!
    I'm thinking I will need to employ some of these methods. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Apr 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    i also mark a line on the nut to the mating surface so when you are on the trail/run its easy to see if you are are loosening.
     
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  17. May 20, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    Dude, such an awesome resource. Thanks for putting all this together!
     
  18. May 20, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    The far side.
    Will be using this guide to torque a few bits and parts soon. :anonymous:
     
  19. May 26, 2019 at 11:10 PM
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    Thanks for taking the time to assemble all this! So many links and info saved for future use. Suspension upgrade DIY coming up next month. I assume these values are still valid for 3rd gens?
     
  20. May 31, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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    Ok so I’ve got a few questions. Tq for the hub bolts to the spindle is 59ftlbs, should be the same tq for maxtrac’s too, right? Also, is there any type of seal I need between the spindle surface, dust cover, and hub before installing? anyone else use Detroit axle brand prerunner hubs before?
    And lastly, 2wd hubs have that center cap installed, is it easier just to pop out the old one from the old hubs and install on the new hubs or can they be bought from dealership?
     

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