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Torque wrenches and setting for hub nut?

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhausts & Running Gear' started by M@tt_182, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. M@tt_182

    M@tt_182 ClioSport Club Member

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    I'm going to attempt some DIY and replace a dead ball joint however it looks like I'll need a torque wrench for when I piece it all back together.

    Does anyone recommend any torque wrenches? Not looking to spend loads as it won't be used often.

    Also apart from the hub nut will I need to torque up any other bolts to a certain level when replacing the ball joint?
     
  2. LIL B

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    Halfords pro range are good for general un often use imo.

    Worth asking about for a local trade card (friend with one)
     
  3. M@tt_182

    M@tt_182 ClioSport Club Member

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    No one I know has one around here, I imagine it's a hell of a lot cheaper as well! The one I'm looking at is £80...
     
  4. welshname

    welshname North West - Central ClioSport Area Rep

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    Torquing the hub nut to replace a Ball joint?!?!?!

    Only torque setting I use is QFT.

    If it's on the engine it's a different story though.
     
  5. montana

    montana ClioSport Club Member

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    There is one for sale for £18 in the FS section, its 3/8 drive though.
     
  6. M@tt_182

    M@tt_182 ClioSport Club Member

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    I don't want to ruin the wheel bearing if it's too tight.

    That only goes to 80nm, I imagine hub nuts are 200nm+.
     
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    M@tt_182 ClioSport Club Member

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    Second one is the one I need as it goes up to 300nm, typical it's the most expensive!
     
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    275NM iirc
     
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    ive got two halfords torque wrenchs, both seem really good used them a few times now, and they come with a lifetime warranty aswell
     
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    Taken from Renault Diolagys...

    Tightening Torques (in daNm.m)

    Driveshaft Nut - 28
    Wheel Bolts - 9
    Shock absorber base nut- 18
    Brake Caliper mounting bolt - 10
    Track Rod end nut - 3.7
    Cotter Bolt nut on stub axle carrier - 5.5

    Probably no help

    Nick
     
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    Just done my hub nuts up and they were 280NM according to autodata.
     
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    Why do you feel them need to undo the hub nut to replace a ball joint????
     
  14. Fred@BTM

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    as above, you don't touch the steering or the hub nut when doing a ball joint
     
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    Exactly what i thought, just the 2 nuts an bolts an the pinch bolt on the last one i did
     
  16. Fred@BTM

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    and regarding the e-mail earlier, bal joints don't squeak, that'll be a lower arm
     
  17. M@tt_182

    M@tt_182 ClioSport Club Member

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    Oh ok, I think I read on another thread it needs to come off. At least that'll make the job a little easier, also a few people mentioned using a ball joint fork is it actually needed?

    EDIT: Just seen your post above :worried: I think I'll book it in for the work and save my poor hands the effort.
     
  18. .Stevo.C.

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    Ball joint removing fork is essential IMO takes them out the hub no problems.
     

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