Originally Posted by I
I am going to be replacing my driver side control arm on 2003 1500. I was wondering if anyone knows the socket sizes I will need, and the torque specs.
I would like to get a half inch driver set, but I don't really have the money for it. So if I knew about what range of sockets to get to help minimize the cost.
You can pick up a cheap set of 1/2" sockets from Harbor Freight. I picked up a cheap set to beat on for like $12.99 last week.
The tie rod ends are 21mm.
The upper and lower ball joint nuts are 22mm or 7/8"
If 4WD the axle nut is 35mm
The caliper bolts are 21mm
Torque the 22mm upper ball join nut to 40 foot-pounds plus an additional 90 degrees
Torque the 22mm lower ball join nut to 38 foot-pounds plus an additional 90 degrees
Torque the tie rod nut to 45 foot-pounds
Torque the caliper bolts to 130 foot-pounds
Torque the axle nut to 185 foot-pounds (4WD only)
Torque the lug nuts to 135 foot-pounds