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Torque Wrench Settings For Suspension


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M_R_205

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this weekend or next im going to be doing alot of work to the front of my XS and i thought id torque everything up properly, although doing it normaly has never failed... touch wood :wacko:

Any way i thought id post up the torque setting as when i searched nothing showed up.
I assume the settigns are for both gti and non, except where specified...

Front suspension,
Top mount bolts....................................12Nm
Shock absorber piston rod (the large top mount nut)
self locking.........................................45Nm
crimped.............................................70Nm
Strut clamp bolt.....................................58Nm
anti-roll bar clamp..................................35Nm
anti-roll bar end (non GTI)......................75Nm
Bottom balljoint clamp............................35Nm
Anti-roll bar guide bar.............................30Nm
lower suspension arm pivot bolt...............35Nm
anti-roll bar end (GTI).............................58Nm
lower suspension arm rear pivot bolt (GTI)...78Nm

Rear suspension
Shock absorber upper mounting......75Nm
Shock absorber lower mounting......118Nm
Anti-rollbar arm.............................35Nm
Torsion bar plug............................20Nm
Suspension top mountings..............45Nm
suspension front mounting pivot bolt....80Nm

Wheels
All road wheel bolts.........85Nm

**on alloy wheels, oil the ends of the bolt threads over a maximum length of 10mm befroe fitting**



Hope this helps

Paul

Edited by M_R_205, 26 April 2008 - 08:46 AM.


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Thought id stick the brake and hubnut torque settings in while i was at it....

Brakes
Calliper Mounting bolts,
Girling...................97Nm
D B A bendix..........120Nm
Rear back plate.......37Nm
Rear hub nut...........215Nm


Driveshafts
Hub carrier to strut clamping bolt......58Nm
Hub Nut
Non GTI models..............................250Nm
GTI models....................................260Nm
Front suspension lower balljoint (gti)....35Nm
Intermediate bearing bolt.................18Nm


Steering
Steering gear..........................35Nm
Column to pinion clamp bolt......15Nm
Track rod balljoint nut..............35Nm
Track rod inner joint................50Nm
Steering wheel nut..................30Nm


Feel free to add anything not coverd by the haynes :wacko:

Paul

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Does anyone have any values for the subframe bolts at all?

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Does anyone have any values for the subframe bolts at all?


Thought I'd resurrect this old topic as I am also looking for the torque settings for the sub frame bolts and no-one seems to have answered this. I did them to 70Nm, does this sound about right?

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Just had a search for the subframe bolt torque, found the answer in another thread, courtesy of Welshpug.

Anyway copied here for future ref.

Front bolts 75 Nm / 55 Lbft
rear bolts 53 Nm / 39 LBft.

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Just had a search for the subframe bolt torque, found the answer in another thread, courtesy of Welshpug.

Anyway copied here for future ref.

Front bolts 75 Nm / 55 Lbft
rear bolts 53 Nm / 39 LBft.


Are these settings for just the Gti? I've just tried to torque these up on my CTi (it has the same subframe as the non Gti) and the 75NM would have stripped the captive nut if I carried on tightening it. It's only a M10 bolt and I thought 75 was a bit high,
The 53N like the rears are about right.

Edited by ALEX, 25 March 2012 - 01:15 PM.


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Could be my mistake, I'd replaced the bolts with new 8.8 grade and it got me thinking, so I cleaned the old ones up and it looks like the original front two bolts were grade 10.2 and for some reason the rear four are 12.9!?
Looks like Ive only damaged the new bolts, thank god as the old ones went in OK, I didnt fancy removing the whole subframe again to replace the captive nuts.
Still not sure about the 75NM setting though, it seems high so they're in at 53NM at the moment.

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Found this handy guide for maximum torque settings if you cant find the setting in Haynes.
I might print this off and stick it on my tool box!

http://www.npfastene...ning-torque.pdf

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Update. The settings
Front bolts 75 Nm / 55 Lbft
rear bolts 53 Nm / 39 LBft.
are correct.

I replaced the fixings with with 12.9 socket heads (Hex head bolts were special order) and they tightened up fine to the settings above.

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Should steel wheels also be torqued at 85Nm?

 

I was told 110Nm.



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I dont know where they got that figure from but any psa vehicle i can remember with the m12 bolts are 63 lbft or 85Nm.

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Can anyone tell me how to torque the inner ball joints to the rack? I had tightened them up with a strap wrench onto the lock washer, bit worried about it.

Thanks



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I've always just used stilsons in the past but I recently got a Facom tool specifically for track rods, it's the same tool Peugeot dealers use.

 

One of these - http://www.tooled-up...se-tool/186596/ - but I don't remember if it is 36mm or another size for 205s so you need to check.


Edited by jackherer, 22 December 2015 - 05:12 PM.


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Am I being blind or is the wishbone bolts torques listed for the gti there? Lower arm rear pivot Bolt? So the front smaller Bolt torque setting?

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Am I being blind or is the wishbone bolts torques listed for the gti there? Lower arm rear pivot Bolt? So the front smaller Bolt torque setting?

 

lower suspension arm pivot bolt...............35Nm

lower suspension arm rear pivot bolt (GTI)...78Nm


It's there but as said in your other topic, getting something in to do the torque is a different matter.

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