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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Inner Tie Rod Torque??

Does the inner tie rod have a torque spec where it attaches to the rack and pinion?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 06:06 PM
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I always put them in crazy tight. Haven't had a problem. There probably is a torque amount, hell there's a torque amount for a valve cap

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My manual says 25 N.m (18 lb ft) plus 90 degrees for the outer tie rod, but lists no spec on the inner. It just says to tighten the bolt.

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Since GM replaces the whole rack when an inner tie-rod goes bad there is no listing for torque specs in the manual.

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Thank you for the help
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Normally you pull it tight and bend the keyed washer on 2 sides over nut, this stops the inner tie-rod from working itself loose.

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Follow up: The paperwork in the Moog box states the inner tie rods are to be torqued to 53 ft/lbs. with loctite on the threads.
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Does it also have the metric value for us Canadians, it would be in Nm?

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Re: Inner Tie Rod Torque??

I'm Canadian and I use ft.lbs

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53 ft/lb = 71.8 Nm.
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