Idler arm torque specs

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  1. Smilen65

    Smilen65 New Member

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    Help, I guess I cant read properly because I have a manual but cant figure it out. I just got a grab-a-track steering rebuild kit and bumpsteer kit for my 65 Coupe with power steering. I cant seem to figure out the proper torque settings for each side of the new Idler arm or the tie rod ends. Right now there all torqued to 40 ft lbs. I had tried to torque the passenger side outer tie rod to 65ft lbs and stripped the nut. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Ozsum67 Too much thin air Founding Member

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    For my 67, idler arm bracket to frame is 28-35. Idler arm to pitman arm to idler arm rod is 60-80. Torque to the low limit, then tighten to the next cotter pin slot. Spindle arm to tie rod attaching nut is 30-46.

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