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Old 06-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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Checking to see if anyone knows how to torque the ball joints on a 2001 Bonneville with thee CV axle in place? There is no room to get a socket over the castle nut (as shown in the picture)?

I visually tightened the castle nut, and think I may have got a bit light on the right side.
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The only way I can think of to try to get a torque wrench on it is to get a crows foot socket.
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The only way I can think of to try to get a torque wrench on it is to get a crows foot socket.
If you have a torque wrench that will accept different heads, that is the only way. Otherwise, use an open end wrench with something to provide a little extra torque, and apply using the armstrong method.
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I have done two with the armstrong method. Box end wrench. No issues.
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X2. I haven't had issues with the German Torque method.
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