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Upper arm bushings, what torque?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OCTaco, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    OCTaco

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    Does anyone know what upper arm bushings should be torqued to? I think i over tightened mine and now the shifts on my truck seem a lot ruffer, or atleast i notice them a lot more. So what torque, or how do i know if they are too lose or too tight?
     
  2. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    Are you asking about the UCA to frame bolt/nut? Or a different bushing? I've got a book w/ all the torque specs if you can describe it a little further
     
  3. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    No just the nut that runs accross the UCA, it is the nut you would need to remove if you want to replace the stock UCA if that makes sense.

    Here's a pic
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  4. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    Just got the pic, I'm checking


    If it is the UCA to frame bolt/nut then it's 85 ft-lbs for a prerunner
     
  5. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    No i dont think it's the UCA to frame bolt.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    85 ft.lbs
     
  7. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    Yup, 85 ft-lbs or 115 Nm is what the Haynes repair manual has for a prerunner. Hope that fixes your problem.
     
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    Thanks all, I hope this gets to the bottom of it.
     
  9. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    not sure if this feasible but you should tighten control arm bushings with the weigth of the vehicle on the suspension
     
  10. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    What???
     
  11. Apr 14, 2010 at 6:01 AM
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    Very true. Sometimes it can be tough but all suspension bolts should be tightened / torqued to specs. with the full weight of the vehicle on the suspension.
     
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