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.
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.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>