How much tighten Strut Rod bushing???.

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  1. beatcpl

    beatcpl LVC Member

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    I’ve done rebuild a front suspension, Lower Arm, inner/ outer tie rod, Stabilizer Link, Strut rod bushing – Moog K8680 (front to lower arm). Front to Frame bushing frame was fine. After i Installed them, I did the alignment at Firestone. After 200miles, I checked the front suspension again. everything's fine except the rear Strut rod to K Member bushings. The Bushing and rear washer can now rotate by hand. It isn’t tighten enough? Or it is a normal condition?
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  2. chris2523

    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    i believe the torque spec is 89-118 foot pounds.
    and yes, it should be under compression. no movement.
     
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    Adams97Mark LVC Member

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    Your going to have to use torque wrench with 30mm crows foot to be able to tighten that to the ft lbs mentioned above, the other 2 nuts should ok to use socket w/torque wrench. I am in process of replacing my inner and outer SRB and had difficulties with rusted nuts so I will soak the strut rod with acetone/trans fluid and try again. Did your nuts on SR come off without having to use any additional lube or heat?
     
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    marked8 Dedicated LVC Member

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    Mine has rested for 4 1/2 years due to the same issue.
     

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