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Old 07-18-2012, 05:12 AM   #1
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[Question] Torque Wrench and Lower Control Arm replacement

Hi people,

I'm near to change my lower control arms and I wonder how is possibile to use a torque wrench to tighten at the correct torque the nut of the inner ball joint of the control arm on top of the frame cross member.

There is no room to work with a torque wrench!!!

Does anyone have any idea how to torque tight this evil nut?

Thank you.

Fabio.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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Good question. I'm doing this job soon and would also like to know. Crowfoot wrench?
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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Crowfoot, u joint and two foot extension will get it done. You will need to recalc the torque due to this method to get it spot on.
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