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Old 05-20-2011, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by tnsmith10
i havent used a torque wrench on these items ever as i do trans R&R for a living and just use my impact guns. 3/8" drive for everything except for the trans to the engine. and for that i use my 1/2" gun with a 3 ft extension. i zip it flush and give it a couple short bursts.
as far as the rear drive shaft, if its steel i use the 3/8" gun, if its aluminum, i tighten it by hand.
the heat shield that goes on the passenger side of the case, i just tighten by hand as well. maybe 15-20 ft lbs.
after 20+ years, i dont have anything come loose on me or do i have a problem with removal in case the trans has had to come back out
Pretty much what I do as well.

If you are concerned though you can look up the bolt size, TPI/Pitch, and the grade of the bolt to get the general torque specs. Plenty of charts on the internet.
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