Anybody know the torque values for a closed knuckle?

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Anybody know the torque values for a closed knuckle?

Postby brownac1983 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:54 pm

I've found the parts and I'm putting the closed knuckle on my '67 f-250 (dana 44) back together. Does anybody have any torque values for putting these things back together? I would think that the 8 seal retaining bolts, the 4 top and 4 bottom bearing retainer bolts and the 5 backing plate bolts should have some specific torque values. If anybody has done a few of these or has a shop manual laying around, I would appreciate any info you could give me that would make it easier. I'm using a book called the "Ford F-series Owner's Bible" by Moses Ludel. It's a good reference with a lot of pictures, but it doesn't list many torque values because it covers so many years and models. Thanks for the help.

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Postby averagef250 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:01 pm

Most shop manuals have standard torque tables in them. You just look up the size of the bolt and it's grade and it gives you the torque specs.

I work on transmissions and suspension parts everyday and yes, I actually do torque stuff with a calibrated torque wrench! I just use the charts, so much easier than looking up a torque spec buried in a factory manual somewhere.
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re: Anybody know the torque values for a closed knuckle?

Postby 69bluef100 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:37 pm

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