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Rear drive shaft u-joint strap torque specs???

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Can anybody tell me what the torque specifications are for the strap bolts on the rear drive shaft u-joints (to the Dana 300 yoke and the AMC20 yoke)?? Just to make sure, I mean straps not u-bolts. Haynes seems to list 25-45 ft/lbs, so I set the torque wrench to 35, in between... This seems way to high already, as a matter a fact, it is too high as one of the bolts just snapped off in the yoke. Got the broken bolt out, but don't want to make this mistake again. Oh and ehhh ,do you use loctite on these bolts or not??
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Re: Rear drive shaft u-joint strap torque specs???

No loctite, and the torque spec is reasonably tight. In other words, I've never heard of anyone torquing those things, just tighten them up!
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Jeep Bible says 16 ft/lbs for the rear end with a service "recheck" torque of 15-19 ft/lbs. I can't find anything else for specific torque settings for the xcase end. I checked 2 different model year FSMs and a manual for Jeepster/Commandos also. If it was me I'd use the same torque settings and be sure to check them after driving it a bit.

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Re: How you been?

Thanks guys.... That seems a lot more reasonable than the Haynes figures. Well, gotta get meself a new set of straps now... Luckily I've got the week off [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Was planning to pick up some paint and part respray the Jip this week. This broken strap is going to lose me some valuable time as the girlfriend has buggered off on a weeks holiday with her mum and sister, so no spare car....

Anyway, how are you Jeff?? Long time no hear... Any progress on the Landie??
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I've done some minor things to the Rover but I have been absolutely stymied on the electrical problem I've been having. If you have nothing constructive to do with your time and want to waste 15 minutes of your life check out my post on the Rover board. The upside is I have a guy who knows Rovers and Brit vehicles set up to look at it Monday. Hopefully it will be back on the road sometime next week.

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I'll have a look.... If I don't know the answer, I'll ask my mate around the corner tomorrow...
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Jeff, Check out the LR board...
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