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Old 11-15-2010, 08:03 AM   #1
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Diff Cover Bolt Torque?

Are the diff cover bolts supposed to be 35 ft/lbs? That's what the Haynes manual stated. I stripped on of the bolts (when using a torque wrench set to 35 ft/lbs). Not sure why this happened, unless the book is wrong...

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dana 30 and 35's should be 30 ft. lbs. tightened in a criss-cross pattern

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Old 11-15-2010, 08:35 AM   #3
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Thanks man. My torque wrench must be out of whack. I think I'll buy a new one.
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If it stripped out at 35 lbs, it was probably already bad from the PO.
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I just buzz um down with an air ratchet and go on....not an impact though
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I just buzz um down with an air ratchet and go on....not an impact though
x2. in reality, i just get out the ratchet and tighten them down. i don't think it is overly important to have those bolt to the exact spec.
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x2. in reality, i just get out the ratchet and tighten them down. i don't think it is overly important to have those bolt to the exact spec.
x3 i just get em snug you'll know if its too tight
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:30 AM   #8
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Thanks guys. I agree...if the bolt stripped with a torque wrench, either somebody overtightened the bolt in the past, or my torque wrench is screwed. I layed a piece of cardboard under the diff yesterday. Hopefully, I won't have any leaks.

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