Chevy Truck - Front Suspension Bolt Torque (ft. lbs.)*

Model C-10 CP-20-30 K - All G-10-20 G-30
Lower Control Arm Shaft U-bolt 85 85 ----- 65 85
Upper Control Arm Shaft Nuts 70 105 ----- 70 105
Control Arm Rubber Bushings 115 ----- ----- 115 -----
Upper Control Arm Bushing Steel   New 190 Used 115 -----   New 190 Used 115
Lower Control Arm Bushing Steel   New 280 Used 115 -----   New 280 Used 115
Upper Ball Joint Nut * 50 ** 90 **100 *50 **90
Lower Ball Joint Nut **90 **90 ***80 *90 *90
Nut, Spindle To Knuckle ----- ----- 65 ----- -----
Crossmember To Side Rail 65 65 ----- 65 65
Crossmember To Bottom Rail 90 90 ----- 90 90
Crossmember Brake Support Struts 60 60   60 60
Stabilizer Bar To Control Arm 25 25 Anchor Plate 130 25
Stabilizer Bar To Frame 25 25 .55 25
Shock Absorber Upper End 140 140 65 75
Shock Absorber Lower End 60 60 65 75
Brake Splash Shield To Knuckle 120 in. lbs. 120 in. lbs. 120 in. lbs. 120 in. lbs.
Wheel Bearing Adjustment ---- ---- Inner 35 Outer ----
Wheel Bearing End Movement .001-.005" .001-.005" .001-.010" .001-.005"
Caliper Mounting Bolt 35 35 ---- 35
Spring - Front Eye Bolt ---- ---- 90 ----
Spring - Rear Eye Bolt ---- ---- 50 ----
Spring - To Rear Shackle Bolt ---- ---- 50 ----
Spring - To Axle U-Bolt ---- ---- 150 ----
Spring - Front Support To Frame ---- ---- 25 ----
Suspension Bumper 15 15 25 15
Stabilizer To Spring Plate ---- ---- 130 ----

* Plus additional torque to align cotter pin. Not to exceed 90 ft. lbs. maximum.

** Plus additional torque to align cotter pin. Not to exceed 130 ft. lbs. maximum.

*** Plus additional torque to align cotter pin.

P300 (32), P300 (42) and JF-9 - 100 ft. lbs.

P300 (32) - 215 ft. lbs., P300 (42) and JF-9 - 130 ft. lbs.

(K10 - 20) 205 ft. lbs., (K30) 65 ft. lbs.

  All specifications are given in ft. lbs of torque unless otherwise specified.

C10, G10-20 Rubber Bushings; C20 -30, P10-30 Steel Bushings.

For Axle U-Bolt tightening sequence, see below.

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4wd Chevy / GMC Front End Lubrication Points

Chevy Truck Front End Lube Points

Note: Red Dots Are Zerk (Grease) Fitting Locations.
Factory installed U-Joints and Ball Joints have no fittings to lubricate them. They are sealed.

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Chevy / GMC Truck Rear Suspension Torque Specifications

  C - K Models
Spring To Axle U-Bolt Nuts  
Leaf Spring

-Front Bushing Bolt

-Rear Shackle Bolt

 

110

110

Shock Absorber

-Upper Attachment

-Lower Attachment

 

150

110

Propeller Shaft (Driveshaft)

To Rear Axle (Strap)

To Rear Axle (U-Bolt)

Bearing Support To Hanger

Hanger To Frame

 

12 - 17

18 - 22

20 - 30

40 - 50

Rear Stabilizer Anchor Plate 20 - 30

Note: All values are ft. lbs.

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Rear Axle U-Bolts
(Same applies to front axle)

Chevy Truck U Bolt Torque Values - Rear Suspension

The above torque values are for ALL C and K models. The torque sequence and values also apply to the Front Axle U-Bolts and Anchor Plates as well.

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5-21-03