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 Home Chevrolet GMC Chevrolet S-10 & GMC S-15 1982-93

Chevrolet S-10 and GMC S-15 1982-93

Suspension/Steering

Component

U.S.

Balljoints Service Replacement Retainers

17 ft. lbs.

Stud Nut 2WD Upper 1982-86

65 ft. lbs.

1987-93

61 ft. lbs.

Lower 1982-88

90 ft. lbs.

1989-93

83 ft. lbs.

4WD (Upper/lower)

70 ft. lbs.

Control Arm Bumper Retainer

20 ft. lbs.

Idler Arm To-Frame Bolts

60 ft. lbs.

Relay Rod Nut 2WD

35 ft. lbs.

4WD

60 ft. lbs.

Leaf Spring U-Bolts (Using two passes of a diagonal sequence) 1st Pass

18 ft. lbs.

2nd Pass

85 ft. lbs.

Front and Rear Spring mounting Fasteners 1982-88

88 ft. lbs.

1989-93

92 ft. lbs.

Lower Control Arm 2WD Pivot Bolt Jam Nuts Front Nut 1982-92

94 ft. lbs.

Rear Nut 1982-92 and Both Nuts for 1993

67 ft. lbs.

4WD Bolts 1982-92 If Threaded Into Fitting

148 ft. lbs.

Nuts 1982-92

92 ft. lbs.

1993

70 ft. lbs.

Pitman Arm Pitman Arm Shaft Nut

185 ft. lbs.

Relay Rod Nut

60 ft. lbs.

Shock Absorber Front 2WD Upper Nut

100 inch lbs.

Lower Bolts

20 ft. lbs.

4WD Upper and Lower

54 ft. lbs.

Rear Upper Retainer 1982-88

15 ft. lbs.

1989-93

17 ft. lbs.

Lower Retainer 1982-88

50 ft. lbs.

1989-93

47 ft. lbs.

Stabilizer Bar 2WD Bracket Bolts

24 ft. lbs.

Link Bolts

13 ft. lbs.

4WD Bar Clamp-to-Control Arm Bolts

24 ft. lbs.

Frame Clamp Retaining Bolts

35 ft. lbs.

Steering Column Column-to-Intermediate Shaft Joint Nut/Bolt 1982-92

26 ft. lbs.

1993

45 ft. lbs.

Steering Column-to-Floor Pan Retainers

120 inch lbs.

Column Bracket-to-Column Bolts

17 ft. lbs.

Column Bracket-to-Instrument Panel Bolts

22 ft. lbs.

Steering Damper Frame Bracket Bolt/Nut

26 ft. lbs.

Relay Rod Bolt/Nut

45 ft. lbs.

Steering Gear Except Manual 1982-88

55 ft. lbs.

Manual 1982-88

60 ft. lbs.

Intermediate Shaft-to-Gear Pinch Bolt

30 ft. lbs.

Steering Wheel Retaining Nut

30 ft. lbs.

Tie Rod Adjustment Clamp Bolt

14 ft. lbs.

Tie Rod End Retaining Nuts

35 ft. lbs.

Torsion Bar 1983-91 Nuts (or bolts from below the frame)

26 ft. lbs.

Top Center Retainer Bolt

25 ft. lbs.

1992 Insulator Mounting Retainer Bolts

26 ft. lbs.

Nuts

25 ft. lbs.

Upper Control Arm 2WD Pivot Shaft/Bushing Nuts 1982-86 (with weight on suspension)

65 ft. lbs.

1987

85 ft. lbs.

Control Arm-to-Frame Bolts 1982-86

45 ft. lbs.

1987

65 ft. lbs.

4WD Cam End Nuts see fig.1

70 ft. lbs.

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Fig. 1 View of upper control arm mounting-4wd vehicles

Fig. 2 4wd steering linkage components (with steering damper)

 

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