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Torque Specs? Need to reboot CV boot

Discussion in '120-Series Toyotas' started by Mlachica, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Mlachica

    Mlachica

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    I have a torn boot on our gx470 daily driver. I've never done a cv before but it looks simple enough. However, I'm a stickler for using fsm torque specs. Anybody have these off hand? any any others i would need...

    the two bolts at the bottom of the control arm
    caliper bolts
    sway bar
    axle nut

    Any others I may need? I'm pretty mechanically inclined (had an 80 and serviced those axles a few times as well as installed the trd supercharger among other maintenance items). I'm kinda wingin' this one, I should be able to figure it out as i go.

    should I be using pfran's boot clamps? I don't have special tools or know if it's needed to tighten oem boot clamps...

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    the two bolts at the bottom of the control arm - 100 ft/lbs (control arm bushing bolts, 118 ft/lbs for lower ball joint)
    caliper bolts - 91 ft/lbs
    non-KDSS sway bar bracket - 30 ft/lbs
    non-KDSS sway bar end links - 52 ft/lbs
    axle nut - I do not have, sorry.
     
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    Thanks!

    I failed to mention I have KDSS.
     
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    You don't have to take off your caliper to remove a CV. Just do the CV nut, the lower spindle nuts (forward and rear), and remove the sway and tie rod. Swing the whole thing to the side and remove the CV.
     
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