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Old 05-04-2013, 01:02 PM
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loose shock

Well, I had a friend put together my front brake rotor, now no more pulsating when coming to a stop, very smooth stop, new front brakes, had it aligned as well.. Also replaced the front shocks, however the passenger side came loose and rattles when going over bumps, speed bumps. I popped the hood, bounced my truck and could see it moving from left to right when bouncing front end of truck.

Question is, can i tighten it up myself, I dont have a jack, limited tools, I know, I know but i dont at the moment. My friend that worked on my truck lives a good drive and i hate to waste gas just for tightening something that should have been done but i have too, I will.. help..
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Just tighten it up until the wrench is too hard to turn. Keep an eye on it for a week or so and you should be good to go.
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The upper nuts should be torqued to 30-40 ft/lbs. If you don't have a torque wrench, then tighten the nut until there is some noticeable bulging of the rubber bushing, but don't over-do it. It shouldn't bulge much past the diameter of the large diameter washers.
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The upper nuts should be torqued to 30-40 ft/lbs. If you don't have a torque wrench, then tighten the nut until there is some noticeable bulging of the rubber bushing, but don't over-do it. It shouldn't bulge much past the diameter of the large diameter washers.
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