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Author Topic: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings  (Read 665 times)

Offline cblount

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Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
« on: June 09, 2019, 08:39:52 AM »
Hi All

Have to replace the front wishbone on one side of my Mk2 Galaxy (2003) - I cant find the torque setting anywhere
The best I have found is for the front bolt 90Nm + 90 degrees extra.

Does any one know the true setting for the front bolt the rear bolt and the ball joint?

Also I guess the full official workshop manuals are not available online anywhere?

Many thanks

Colin

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

  • Sir David Alhambra.
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Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 08:49:46 AM »
Not sure, but its good to see someone doing a job properly. So many people these days dont even bother using a torque wrench.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline cblount

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Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 11:08:11 AM »
Don't really see why you wouldn't - the settings have been worked out by the design engineers for a reason!

Anyway all done - 90Nm + 90 on the 2 big ones and 45Nm on the ball joint.
Bit of a guess for now but when I find the real answers i'll know how far out I am and be able to adjust.

So if anyone does know i'd still be pleased to find out please.

Colin

Offline Orbis

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Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 01:53:42 PM »
Hi,

I've looked it up in Ford TIS:
Lower arm ball joint retaining nut: 30Nm + 90
Lower arm to crossmember retaining bolt (front and rear): 90Nm + 90

I've done it myself too :)

Hope this can help you

Offline Orbis

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Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2019, 02:17:30 PM »
Thank you for that link, Orbis. It is much appreciated.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline cblount

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  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 03 Ghia TDi 115
  • First Name: Colin
  • Region: South West
Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2019, 03:37:59 PM »
Hi Orbis

Many thanks - don't think I was too far off.

i'll keep this to hand for the other side at some point

Colin


Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2019, 03:40:39 PM »
It might be an idea to print them and keep them hanging on the wall in your workshop, for reference.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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