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Title: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
Post by: cblount 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
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra 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.
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
Post by: cblount 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
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
Post by: Orbis 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
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
Post by: Orbis on June 09, 2019, 02:03:48 PM
Information is also availeble here:
https://workshop-manuals.com/ford/galaxy_2000.75_04.2000-02.2006/mechanical_repairs/2_chassis/204_suspension/204-01_front_suspension/specifications/ (https://workshop-manuals.com/ford/galaxy_2000.75_04.2000-02.2006/mechanical_repairs/2_chassis/204_suspension/204-01_front_suspension/specifications/)
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra on June 09, 2019, 02:17:30 PM
Thank you for that link, Orbis. It is much appreciated.
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
Post by: cblount 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

Title: Re: Galaxy Mk2 from lower wishbone torque settings
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra 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.