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Steering knuckle torque specs for 2002 dodge ram 1500 4x4

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steering knuckle torque specs for 2002 dodge ram 1500 4x4

Hello and welcome to just answer. Let me see if I can help you with this. Here is the installation procedure along with the torque specs. Let me know if you need any more specs.





CAUTION: The ball joint stud tapers must be CLEAN and DRY before installing the knuckle. Clean the stud tapers with mineral spirits to remove dirt and grease.

NOTE: When installing hub/bearing with ABS brakes, position the speed sensor opening towards the front of the vehicle.

  1. Install the hub/bearing to the steering knuckle and tighten the bolts to 163 N·m (120 ft. lbs.).
  2. Install the knuckle onto the upper and lower ball joints.
  3. Install the upper and lower ball joint nuts. Tighten the upper ball joint nut to 75 N·m (55 ft. lbs.) and the lower ball joint nut to 81 N·m (60 ft. lbs.).
  4. Remove the hydraulic jack from the lower suspension arm.
  5. Install the tie rod end and tighten the nut to 75 N·m (55 ft. lbs.).
  6. Install the front halfshaft into the hub/bearing (if equipped).
  7. Install the the halfshaft nut and tighten to 251 N·m (185 ft. lbs.).
  8. Install the ABS wheel speed sensor if equipped, and brake shield, rotor and caliper.
  9. Install the wheel and tire assembly .
  10. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.
  11. Perform a wheel alignment
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no "stepped" torque sequence then?
No you do not need to do a stepped torque sequence like you would on a cylinder head.

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