In the process of changing out the control arms/ball joints, outer tie rod ends, and stabilizer bar links since I know my alignment is off, car shakes at high speed and tires are wearing unevenly.
As usual, it didn't go as easily as one would hope. The front/horizontal control arm bolts were seized in the bushing sleeves. After trying pen lube for a couple of days without success, I ended up just cutting them out with an angle grinder and saws all. So now everything is in place and ready to be torque'd down once I receive the replacement bolts which will arrive in the mail later this week.
Meanwhile, I've been doing some searching on the torque specs for all related bolts and I've been getting mixed #'s. I've seen everything from crank it down until it's "good n tight" to 81 ft lbs on the control arm to frame bolts and 30-40ish ft lbs for tie rod ends and some use Loctite and other choose not to...
Being a Harley guy and wrenching on my bike numerous times over the years, I have found, hitting torque values and the use of Loctite is critical. I figure it is here as well and in any case, I'd like to make sure I do the job right.
So after all that, does anyone know the Chevy torque specs for the control arm mount bolts, the lock nuts for the ball joints, tie rod ends, and the stabilizer link? And if Loctite is used, what strength (med, high, etc...)?
I appreciate the input.