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Upper A-arm Ball Joints

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Humpbackshooter
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Upper A-arm Ball Joints

Post #1 by Humpbackshooter » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:13 am

Can anyone quote the specs for the bolts that hold the upper ball joint on? The shop manual....I can't find it. Says to look in "Part 3-6, Spec." I can't find it.

Also, whats the difference between the power steering idle arm and a manual steering idle arm? Looks like the "PS" arm is longer than the manual. Also it is made differant. The one I have on the car now has a castle nut that bolts to the frame bracket. And the frame bracket is "L" shaped. The new one is made with a dog leg frame bracket.

Thanks,
Phil

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Re: Upper A-arm Ball Joints

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:12 pm

Humpbackshooter wrote:Can anyone quote the specs for the bolts that hold the upper ball joint on? The shop manual....I can't find it. Says to look in "Part 3-6, Spec." I can't find it.

Also, whats the difference between the power steering idle arm and a manual steering idle arm? Looks like the "PS" arm is longer than the manual. Also it is made differant. The one I have on the car now has a castle nut that bolts to the frame bracket. And the frame bracket is "L" shaped. The new one is made with a dog leg frame bracket.

Thanks,
Phil


You are correct that the power steering arm and idler arm are longer this gives quicker steering and due to their being also imparts more leverage. As far as the bolt torque what size bolts and thread pitch are they? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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