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Torque wrench adapters

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by jtweezy, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Dec 28, 2015 at 8:19 AM
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    jtweezy

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    I'm trying to torque the front bolt of my leaf springs on my 2nd gen to spec. The problem I have is my torque wrench won't fit between the leaf spring mount and the gas tank (driver's side) and exhaust (passenger side).

    I know I can take the time to drop the exhaust on the passenger side. And with enough time I could drop the gas tank on the driver's side. Is there another way to get a torque wrench on these? My crowfoot adapter isn't long enough. I'm thinking about trying something like this. But I can't find a 19mm sold by itself and I don't want to pay $100+ for an entire set if I REALLY don't have to.

    How have others done this?
     
  2. Dec 28, 2015 at 8:23 AM
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    colinb17

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    put the wrench on the other side and torque the bolt instead of the nut?
     
  3. Dec 28, 2015 at 9:29 AM
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    Thanks guys!

    I'll look into Cornwell for a single.

    I think the bolt flange is serrated so it grabs onto the mount and doesn't spin. I tried to break that bolt loose with an impact gun when I was installing the new leaf springs but it wouldn't budge for anything. I was able to get the nut off with a normal sized box wrench.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2015 at 9:33 AM
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    you bolt may be rusted into the bushing sleeve, which would keep it from turning.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2015 at 10:18 AM
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    I know this happens, but mine was a different story. 2014 with little to no road salt. The bolt was fine when I got the nut off from the back side. Supported the lead pack and jiggled the bolt right out. I remember it was serrated bc after I got it out I smacked myself when I saw it and knew it wouldn't have turned. This was also the first time that bolt was removed from my truck, so the serrations hadn't worn down. Might be different if I tried it now.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2015 at 10:19 AM
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