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Old 05-17-2011, 01:24 PM
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Default torque for the rear ujoint bolts

the rear universal joint on my ranger has c clamps with two bolts apiece...how tight should these bolts be? they are not that big...can anyone advise??
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: torque for the rear ujoint bolts

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Old 05-17-2011, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: torque for the rear ujoint bolts

Ha...I tightened them to about 20 ft lbs....
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: torque for the rear ujoint bolts

Tighten them as tight as you can get them by hand with a 3/8 ratchet is what I always do
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:01 PM
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Default Re: torque for the rear ujoint bolts

Over tightening bolts may cause them to twist, stretch and then fail.
I suggest you continue to research the answer.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:03 PM
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Default Re: torque for the rear ujoint bolts

funny, it hasnt failed me yet
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: torque for the rear ujoint bolts

Yet...
Smart_ _ _

I load one round in a revolver, point it at my head and pull the trigger. I haven't killed myself yet. Brilliant logic!!
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:15 PM
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Default Re: torque for the rear ujoint bolts

You mean in the driveshaft itself?

The 8mm/10mm ish ones? Those get 20-30ft/lbs MOST or they shear and suck to weld a screwdriver to to twist them out.

If you mean where the pinion/driveshaft meet (some have bolts, some have u-joint straps) then those get a little more but not much, still under 40ft/lbs.

If you mean the u-joint straps that mean the driveshaft, I find it amazingly easy to just drill through the holes in the pinion so you can use u-bolts to hold your u-joint/driveshaft to the rear pinion, makes it a friggin breeze to change and if you ever strip the bolt you can just grinder/sawzall it right out.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:20 AM
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Default Re: torque for the rear ujoint bolts

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Yet...
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I load one round in a revolver, point it at my head and pull the trigger. I haven't killed myself yet. Brilliant logic!!
Im not talking about really reaming on them, I just snug them up. I dont see the necessity of a torque wrench on them.
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