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How to torque transverse control arm?


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I just replaced my RF transverse control arm. The Bentley manual states that the retaining bolt (where the control arm mounts to the chassis cross member) must be torqued with the vehicle on the ground and suspension loaded with the weight of the vehicle.

How the heck do you do that? I don't see how I could get under there, behind the wheel to tighten it. Could I simulate the load by jacking up the wheel bearing carrier until the suspension is under load?

Thanks!

Jay

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I just replaced my RF transverse control arm. The Bentley manual states that the retaining bolt (where the control arm mounts to the chassis cross member) must be torqued with the vehicle on the ground and suspension loaded with the weight of the vehicle.

How the heck do you do that? I don't see how I could get under there, behind the wheel to tighten it. Could I simulate the load by jacking up the wheel bearing carrier until the suspension is under load?

Thanks!

Jay

The right way to do is with the car's suspension fully settled and loaded up on a drive on ramp style lift, but you could probably simulate that with a high enough set of drive on ground ramps as well.

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