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Old 12-30-2008, 01:19 PM
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Suspension torque specs

Ok, with the risk of getting laughed at too bad , I have a question...Does anyone know the torque specs for rebuilding an S-10 suspension? (I believe these are a real similiar design to Camaro's)...
In the past, I have just tightened the nuts/bolts pretty much as tight as I could..Never had any problems..But now, many years later and hopefully a little wiser , I want to ensure that I am doing thing right...

So, can anyone help?

Basically I need the specs for the upper/lower control arms, upper/lower ball joints and tie rods....

Ok, thanks!

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Chevrolet S-10 and GMC S-15 1982-93
Component U.S.
Balljoints Service Replacement Retainers 17 ft. lbs.
Stud Nut 2WD Upper 1982-86 65 ft. lbs.
1987-93 61 ft. lbs.
Lower 1982-88 90 ft. lbs.
1989-93 83 ft. lbs.
4WD (Upper/lower) 70 ft. lbs.
Control Arm Bumper Retainer 20 ft. lbs.
Idler Arm To-Frame Bolts 60 ft. lbs.
Relay Rod Nut 2WD 35 ft. lbs.
4WD 60 ft. lbs.
Leaf Spring U-Bolts (Using two passes of a diagonal sequence) 1st Pass 18 ft. lbs.
2nd Pass 85 ft. lbs.
Front and Rear Spring mounting Fasteners 1982-88 88 ft. lbs.
1989-93 92 ft. lbs.
Lower Control Arm 2WD Pivot Bolt Jam Nuts Front Nut 1982-92 94 ft. lbs.
Rear Nut 1982-92 and Both Nuts for 1993 67 ft. lbs.
4WD Bolts 1982-92 If Threaded Into Fitting 148 ft. lbs.
Nuts 1982-92 92 ft. lbs.
1993 70 ft. lbs.
Pitman Arm Pitman Arm Shaft Nut 185 ft. lbs.
Relay Rod Nut 60 ft. lbs.
Shock Absorber Front 2WD Upper Nut 100 inch lbs.
Lower Bolts 20 ft. lbs.
4WD Upper and Lower 54 ft. lbs.
Rear Upper Retainer 1982-88 15 ft. lbs.
1989-93 17 ft. lbs.
Lower Retainer 1982-88 50 ft. lbs.
1989-93 47 ft. lbs.
Stabilizer Bar 2WD Bracket Bolts 24 ft. lbs.
Link Bolts 13 ft. lbs.
4WD Bar Clamp-to-Control Arm Bolts 24 ft. lbs.
Frame Clamp Retaining Bolts 35 ft. lbs.
Steering Column Column-to-Intermediate Shaft Joint Nut/Bolt 1982-92 26 ft. lbs.
1993 45 ft. lbs.
Steering Column-to-Floor Pan Retainers 120 inch lbs.
Column Bracket-to-Column Bolts 17 ft. lbs.
Column Bracket-to-Instrument Panel Bolts 22 ft. lbs.
Steering Damper Frame Bracket Bolt/Nut 26 ft. lbs.
Relay Rod Bolt/Nut 45 ft. lbs.
Steering Gear Except Manual 1982-88 55 ft. lbs.
Manual 1982-88 60 ft. lbs.
Intermediate Shaft-to-Gear Pinch Bolt 30 ft. lbs.
Steering Wheel Retaining Nut 30 ft. lbs.
Tie Rod Adjustment Clamp Bolt 14 ft. lbs.
Tie Rod End Retaining Nuts 35 ft. lbs.
Torsion Bar 1983-91 Nuts (or bolts from below the frame) 26 ft. lbs.
Top Center Retainer Bolt 25 ft. lbs.
1992 Insulator Mounting Retainer Bolts 26 ft. lbs.
Nuts 25 ft. lbs.
Upper Control Arm 2WD Pivot Shaft/Bushing Nuts 1982-86 (with weight on suspension) 65 ft. lbs.
1987 85 ft. lbs.
Control Arm-to-Frame Bolts 1982-86 45 ft. lbs.
1987 65 ft. lbs.
4WD Cam End Nuts see fig.1
70 ft. lbs.
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Fig. 1 View of upper control arm mounting-4wd vehicles

Fig. 2 4wd steering linkage components (with steering damper)

Drive Train
Component Torque
Front Driveshaft Retainers/Flange Bolts
(Except MFI Turbo) 1982-91 Retainers 15 ft. lbs.
1992-93 Driveshaft-to-Transfer Case Flange Bolts 92 ft. lbs.
Driveshaft-to-Front Axle Flange Bolts 53 ft. lbs.
Front Driveshaft Retainers/Flange Bolts
(MFI Turbo) Driveshaft-to-Transfer Case Flange Bolts 52 ft. lbs.
Driveshaft-to-Front Axle Flange Bolts 52 ft. lbs.
Rear Driveshaft Center Bearing-to-Center Support Bolts (2 piece driveshaft) 25 ft. lbs.
Rear Driveshaft-to-Rear Axle Pinion Retainers 15 ft. lbs.
Front Drive Axle/Halfshaft
Component Torque
Axle-to-Hub Nut (All) 180 ft. lbs.
Axle-to-Inner Flange Bolts 1982-91 (Except MFI Turbo) 60 ft. lbs.
MFI Turbo 59 ft. lbs.
1992-93 60 ft. lbs.
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Fig. 1 Front driveline assembly (Retainer type)

Fig. 2 Front driveline assembly (Flange type)

Fig. 3 Rear driveshaft assembly
Component Torque
Brake Booster-to-Body Nuts 1982-88 15 ft. lbs.
1989-93 16 ft. lbs.
Brake Hose-to-Caliper Bolt 32 ft. lbs.
Caliper Mounting Bolts 37 ft. lbs.
Combination Valve Mounting Bolt 12 ft. lbs.
Master Cylinder-to-Booster Mounting Nuts 1982-93 (Except MFI Turbo) 20 ft. lbs.
MFI Turbo 13 ft. lbs.
Wheel Cylinder-to-Backing Plate Bolts 115 inch lbs.
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Fig. 1 Common master cylinder assembly
Fig. 2 Common power brake booster attachment

Fig. 3 Common brake pad & caliper assembly

Fig. 4 Early model drum brake components

Fig. 5 Late model drum brake components
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Man, ask and ye shall recieve!! lol THANK YOU!!!!!!

I'm priinting that info out right now...

Thanks again..

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