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    Forum Moderator Four Rings biketsai's Avatar
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    CV axle tightening question/torque specs

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    I was wondering what you guys normally do when you tighten up the bolts that connect the CV axles to the transmission. If you have the front end up in the air, the axle just spins when you try to tighten it, what do you do for that? Also, anyone know the torque specs on the bolts for the 12pt. bolts that connect the axle to the tranny?

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    Registered Member Three Rings P3RryaudiA4's Avatar
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    Re: CV axle tightening question/torque specs

    put the car in gear, that will hold it while you tighten it, idk the spec i just did it by feal

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    Forum Moderator Four Rings biketsai's Avatar
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    Re: CV axle tightening question/torque specs

    Tried that before, didnt work.
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    Registered Member Three Rings P3RryaudiA4's Avatar
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    Re: CV axle tightening question/torque specs

    hmm that could be a problem, is the other end inside the wheel bearing housing?

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    Re: CV axle tightening question/torque specs

    im having this same problem !

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    Registered Member Three Rings P3RryaudiA4's Avatar
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    Re: CV axle tightening question/torque specs

    you can have someone hold the breaker bar on the axle bolt, but it shouldnt move while its in gear, unless you on a lift and the other wheels are off the ground. i did mine just a few weeks ago and eveything worked fine. sorry man dont know what else to tell you.

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    Re: CV axle tightening question/torque specs

    You can get some truck ramps so you can lower the wheel down on it. That or just gets someone to hold the brakes while you tighten the bolt.

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    Forum Moderator Four Rings biketsai's Avatar
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    Re: CV axle tightening question/torque specs

    Quote Originally Posted by mike-2ptzero View Post
    That or just gets someone to hold the brakes while you tighten the bolt.
    Ding ding, I will give that a try! Thanks Mike
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    Re: CV axle tightening question/torque specs

    When I replaced both of my front axles I keep one side of the car on the ground. Put the car in gear tighten the bolt, put the car in neutral and move the wheel, back in gear so on and so on.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    Re: CV axle tightening question/torque specs

    air tools FTW. otherwise I have a precision 2x4 lumber to wedge between the seat and break pedal.
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    Re: CV axle tightening question/torque specs

    Yeah man, I just use my air tools to put them on, No spinning axles, and there tight as shit.

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    Re: CV axle tightening question/torque specs

    Agreed, air tools FTW.
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