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the bolts that hold my steering arm on have sheared right off. I've checked them for tightness a couple a months ago and they were tight.And I had just bombed down the highway at a 75mph.
 

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I'd just replace the knuckle with one from the junkyard. I check mine every week, especially before I go out wheeling. I torque 'em to about 70 ftlbs before heading out as well as checking all other steering jam nuts, driveshaft bolts, ubolts, steering stops, pitman arm nut, IFS box bolts, rag joint nuts, and anything else that is easier to fix in the driveway than on the trail. You'd be suprised what you can find loose if you haven't crawled under the rig in a while.
 

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All Pro has kleen knuckles available-

I here Ya Pat

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[ 08-30-2001: Message edited by: crawler#976 ]
 

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Originally posted by pmurf1:
<STRONG>I'd just replace the knuckle with one from the junkyard. I check mine every week, especially before I go out wheeling. I torque 'em to about 70 ftlbs before heading out as well as checking all other steering jam nuts, driveshaft bolts, ubolts, steering stops, pitman arm nut, IFS box bolts, rag joint nuts, and anything else that is easier to fix in the driveway than on the trail. You'd be suprised what you can find loose if you haven't crawled under the rig in a while.</STRONG>
Amen to that. Driving down the freeway things seem to stay together but trail use seems to loosen things up. I retorque all the key items before a major run and also do a quick visual inspection before getting back on the freeway after a run.
 

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I checked my truck pretty often but have been caught up in work and family life lately kinda walking around blind, time to spend some tlc on the rig
 

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ya i cranked them real tight. probably overtorqued them whats the proper torque?
 

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I had that happen once. I just replaced the knuckle. Kinda scary when it happens on the freeway while on the brakes (that's when mine let go).

Check stuff often, that's what I do now. I think the torque specs on those are around 78lbs or somewhere near that. I just tighten mine to 80lbs.
 

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Grab another knuckle at a salvage yard... purchase new studs and nuts... remove all grease and gunk from the knuckle and threads, inspect threads, use some thread locker.

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WOW...Bad news!
Do you HAVE to replce this item or can the studs be replaced?

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