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Old 05-25-2005, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default Ball joint, how tight should the Castle nut be???

hey sup everyone. Recently all the threads were stripped on my ball joint bolt on the upper arm, the nut slipped off and the tire natuirally got all crazy, nto fun. anyway, after a fun adventure in parts shopping, i got a replacement from Kragen, i know i know but only option for now since i have a camber kit. ANYWAY, my question is this, i got the castle nut on to where it's hand tight, and put the cotter pin in. So how tight is that nut suppose ot be? Super tight? cus if i tighteened it i think liek super tight, the pin won't hold the nut from spinning cus the nut will be too high. I hope thats clear, and hope someone knows Click the image to open in full size. btw, scary *** expierence, and now im paranoid it's gonna come off at some random time Click the image to open in full size.


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Old 05-25-2005, 08:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ball joint, how tight should the Castle nut be??? (Punker1234)

which ball joint are you talking about? Upper LCA, lower LCA, or Tie-Rod end?
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Old 05-25-2005, 08:25 PM   #3
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upper arm sorry!
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Default Re: Ball joint, how tight should the Castle nut be??? (Punker1234)

aslong as u get it tight as possible you should be fine !
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Old 05-25-2005, 10:00 PM   #5
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29-35 lbs-ft.
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:51 AM   #6
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okay then i have a problem. I put it on, it's tight, but not 30 lbs. u shouldn't be able to spin it, but if i tightened it anymore, the pin won't go through the castle part of the nut. it will go in the pin hole, but not through the nut itself. what shall i do!?


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Old 05-26-2005, 12:54 PM   #7
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aslong as u get it tight as possible you should be fine !
Hahaha... dont' do that! For my 92 civic HB it's 36-40lbs. for the lower control arm one and 32lbs. for the tie-rod one.
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kk but then the cotter pin won't keep the nut from spinning.
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Hahaha... dont' do that! For my 92 civic HB it's 36-40lbs. for the lower control arm one and 32lbs. for the tie-rod one.
The ball jopint under the LCA is, but the upper A arm one is still 29-35lbs-ft.
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Default Re: Ball joint, how tight should the Castle nut be??? (92b16vx)

just tighten it up good... if the holes arent lined up for the cotter pin keep tightening until they line up... never back off of it... put the cotter pin in and be done with it... personally i think pulling out a helms to torque down anything besides the internals on a motor is a waste of time... as long as its good and snug and not overtightened your good to go
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Default Re: Ball joint, how tight should the Castle nut be??? (schlit)

well it's fomr kragen, ball joint threads stripped, nut fell off it wa scrazy. anyway i used the castle nut form kragen, i bought another oem honda one so i will try that one and see what happens. I could also try a thicker cotter pin too, so it's a little big bigger so it'll grab.
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as long as its good and snug and not overtightened your good to go
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