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I'm just about done with the scout axle in the front of my 89 YJ. Question: the spanner bushing that threads into the yoke for the upper ball joint (a split bushing) - what are the specs for tightening it? Do you just get it tight as possible? Can i just use a punch to tighten it? thanks for any input. jamey williams

 
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I think you need to tighten it to something like 100 ft lbs or something like that... I just ran the ball joint on, tightened up the lower ball joint, then used a punch to tighten up the bushing... ;) I just got it as tight as it would go, used wd-40 to help get it tighter, before I put the knuckle on I ran it through a couple times to clean the threads out real good... I haven't actually got it on the road yet, our ability to aquire a welder for a weekend fell through, SO...

Its good and tight tho... but its supposed to be really torqued down, so give'er hell...

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hey thanks for the info. hope things are going well with your jeep. I'm nearly done with mine. thanks, jamey williams

 
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I have not got the book with me at work but I think it was more like 70 ft lbs.
I think I would go buy the little do hicky tool . I think it was only $20 at
NAPA.

 

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tighten the lower ball joint nut to 85 ft-lbs, install the upper sleeve and tighten to 50 ft-lbs, then install the upper ball joint nut and torque to 100 ft-lbs.

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