'88 90q Rear Struts/CV Joints/Torque Settings (Long)
mkbigelo at zoo.uvm.edu
Wed Dec 5 01:04:53 EST 2001
kinda late on thsi thread, but when i did my front shocks in my 88 90q,
all i needed was an air gun with the wheels on the ground to get that
front axle bolt off.
Bob Gregory wrote:
> Currently replacing rear strut inserts. Chose not to
> take off axle bolt because reassembly requires 258
> lb-ft of torque. Don't have a wrench rated >150. Yes,
> I know for 65$US HarborFreight has one rated to 500 or
> 600. But.......Replaced front wheel bearing recently
> and torqued bolt to 89 lb-ft -- that was tight and
> don't know how much more I would be physically able to
> do with 24" torque wrench. After torque setting, bolt
> required additional 1/4 turn. I barely was able to
> accomplish this with 24" breaker and 180 lbs (me)
> Question #1 - How do you get to 258? What about the
> 360+ for the crank bolt? Does the increased lever arm
> of a big honking wrench (48") make that much
> difference? Never worked with torques this high and
> am feeling ignorant.
> Question #2: Rather than not removing axle bolt, I
> disconnected inner CV joint (sort of). Was able to
> lightly tap the boot off the joint but the joint
> itself is stuck firmly onto the differential side of
> the axle assembly. Any ideas on how to remove a 14-yr
> old CV joint? There is nothing to pull on or spin.
> Do I need some costly tool?
> BTW, I was able to compress the spring in-place enough
> to rotate the entire strut assembly out of the wheel
> well to disassemble the strut/insert. PITA. Would
> like a more elegant solution (big wrench for bolt or
> miracle CV joint unsticking tool) for the other side.
> Bob Gregory
> '84 4kq
> '88 90q
> '01 S4
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