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post #1 of 15 Old 01-01-2013, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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1996 Jeep grand cherokee laredo (control arm torque specs)

As the title states I am looking for the torque specs for the front, rear, upper and lower control arms. (yes I am replacing all eight)
Also I was told I can change these pretty simply with the Jeep still on all four tires? Should I take the weight off the one tire that I am change the control arm on?

Thanks in advanced for any help.

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post #2 of 15 Old 01-01-2013, 11:28 PM
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Suspension Arm Upper Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Nm (55ft. lbs.) Suspension Arm Lower Axle Bracket Nut. . . . . . . . . . .115 Nm (85ft. lbs.
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Suspension Arm Upper Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Nm (55ft. lbs.) Suspension Arm Lower Nuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177 Nm (130 ft. lbs.)

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Front axle is easier with it dropped down, especially if you're changing the axle bushings.

Have everything down sitting normally before tightening so the bushings aren't torqued.
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post #5 of 15 Old 01-13-2013, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Front axle is easier with it dropped down, especially if you're changing the axle bushings.

Have everything down sitting normally before tightening so the bushings aren't torqued.
Ont he front upper control arms, the end connecting to the axle is a bracket that sits ont he axle bracket with a bushing in between the two brackets, what si this bushing called. I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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post #6 of 15 Old 01-13-2013, 09:43 AM
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Upper control arm bushing.

About $6 each at Rockauto.

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...773656-1221578
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Your local parts store may have this in stock also.
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post #8 of 15 Old 01-13-2013, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Upper control arm bushing.

About $6 each at Rockauto.

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...773656-1221578
Mine is a 1996 jeep but I don't think that will matter much. Alos are these bushing pressed in?
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... Alos are these bushing pressed in?
Yes they are pressed into the arms except for the front axle uppers. They are pressed into the axle.

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Yes they are pressed into the arms except for the front axle uppers. They are pressed into the axle.
Ok, now is there a assembly for the axle upper that has the bushing already pressed in, this was the reason I bought the full control arm to avoid the pressed in work.
I know sounds like a dumb question bt I have to avoid doing the pressed in part due to my tools, work area, ect.
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post #11 of 15 Old 01-13-2013, 12:37 PM
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No, the bushing sleeve is cast into the pumpkin on the drivers side and the passenger is a welded on bracket.
Do not final torque the bolts till the full weight of the vehicle is on the tires.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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Front upper axle bushings... something like this (pumpkin mount ratmonkey mentioned)...



Then...







Then all that's left is pressing the new bushings in...
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-31-2013, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Ok all the control arms are on and in place. The rears are torqued down, now to the front. I had one question first ...
If I turn my wheel all the way one way the top of my tire leans out. For example if I turn my wheels all the way right, the top of my passanger-side wheel lean out. Is this fixed by the caster (think that is the name) washers? The washers on the lower front control arms when the control arm connects to the axle?
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post #14 of 15 Old 02-03-2013, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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I just wanted to drop an update up for those that were helping me with this issue.
I have all the control arms on and the rear and 2 of the fronts are torqued down. Due to my tools right now I can get to some of the bolts so a buddy of mine is going to do it that works at a shop.
Also here is my write up of the Job http://www.keris-treasure-box.com/au...o/control-arms

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Thanks for this thread. Just finished replacing all rear control arms. To line up the lower had to use a ratchet strap around the axle and other end to frame. Lower control arm I just kept rocking it while under until it lined up. Sure could have used an extra hand to rock it.

Now waiting for my front control arms to show up in the mail. The 5.9 is happy it's getting new parts.

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