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strut nuts torqe 200 1990

do anyone know or has it been solved what is the torqe of the top nut on the strut and how to hold it and tighten???? I have read 15 to 115





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strut nuts torqe 200 1990

I cut up a 24 mm open end wrench and went to work with the MIG to make a "spanner" out of it - with enough offset/depth to reach down to the nut. And then the appropriate Allen wrench through the wrench open end to hold the insert shaft. As tight as you can get it while holding the shaft with a typical Allen wrench -- likely the 15-25 ft-lbs mentioned by the other poster.
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82 242-6.2L; '17 Mazda3; '16 Crosstrek





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Seriously, 15-25 lb ft.

But first make sure that the strut cartridge is not loose in the tube. If it is, either tighten the gland nut further or find something to use as a spacer under the cartridge.

Sometimes when there is play in the tube people will wail away on the to nut trying to take up the slack. But the play is still there. It's the wrong approach and it may damage the cartridge.

If the strut is tight in the tube but there is still play at the top nut use a washer under the nut.

Look at the strut mount. There is a bearing. The top nut tightens against this bearing and at 15-25 lb ft it will rotate as the hub does. It's a self locking nut. It won't come off. And it wll be easier to remove in the future.

Don't over tighten. All you are doing is putting a strain on the damper rod.


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