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Lower control arm rear nut torquing

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Lower control arm rear nut torquing

Post by Skymaster » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:27 pm

What tool is used to tight the nut on the rear control arm bushing?
I don't have leverage with a small wrench. Is there a special tool?
How are you guys doing it?

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Re: Lower control arm rear nut torquing

Post by 93Regina » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:55 pm

Skymaster wrote:rear control arm bushing?
How to Replace Front Bushing on 240 Front Control Arms

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Re: Lower control arm rear nut torquing

Post by 93Regina » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:16 pm

93Regina wrote:
Skymaster wrote:rear control arm bushing?
Manual
How to Replace Front Bushing on 240 Front Control Arms

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Re: Lower control arm rear nut torquing

Post by Skymaster » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:50 am

Front suspension, Lower control arm Aft bushing of the front control arm attached to the frame.
drivers side it is located right next to the exausht down pipe.
it is very difficult to torque because of the transmission pipes.
Is there a special tool to do that?
Also, Im in Orlando Florida and Im having a hard time finding
knowledgeable people out there that can align the wheels.
All they know to do is Toe in Tow out.
if i start asking questions about the alignment, they tell you
to go somewhere else.

The struts are "Rotated all the way in" and checking the camber
with a level on the rims, it is a little positive.
I replaced the Strut inserts (Bilsteens), upper bearings, ball joints, tie rods,
brake lines, rebuilt my calipers and new pads.

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Re: Lower control arm rear nut torquing

Post by 93Regina » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:42 pm

Skymaster wrote:Lower control arm...drivers side it is located right next to the exausht down pipe.
Later today, I will take a look; when you use the word "torque," I use whatever means is available, which could be an impact, a wrench, or a torque wrench. So, if this is available via wrench, then tighten it down, and estimate torque.

In the mean time, Google: volvo 240 control arm replacement youtube

Btw, McPherson Struts have been around for a long time...any alignment shop should be able to align vehicle...give them the specs

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Re: Lower control arm rear nut torquing

Post by 93Regina » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:46 pm

Not related, but

1986-1993 Volvo 240 Front Struts Replacement
This guide covers 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Volvo 240 models

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Re: Lower control arm rear nut torquing

Post by 93Regina » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:20 pm

Skymaster wrote:Front suspension, Lower control arm Aft bushing
Is this what you are talking about?
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Re: Lower control arm rear nut torquing

Post by Skymaster » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:40 pm

Yes, it is the rear bushing nut, next to the exhaust. (front suspension).
also, the top of the struts (under the hood) the strut is rotated on the slots all the way towards the engine.

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Re: Lower control arm rear nut torquing

Post by 93Regina » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:51 pm

Skymaster wrote:Yes, it is the rear bushing nut
See manual I cited...

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