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Old 06-30-2020, 03:27 PM   #1
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Shock question

I replaced the four front shocks on my 2000Monaco Diplomat today. The top shock bolts were not nearly as tight as the bottom bolts. Now Iím concerned Iíve got the top too right. Which is correct?
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There should be torque specs for those bolts. They are available from your chassis manufacturer.
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I'm not a mechanic but I wouldn't have thought it would be possible to get the bolts too tight.
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I'm not a mechanic but I wouldn't have thought it would be possible to get the bolts too tight.
Not gonna happen by hand on that size bolt.
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As the other poster noted you torque it to the proper specs to compress the rubber bushings

Over torque will result in premature failure and under torque could wallow out the holes and cause you to have to weld a bit to fix

If they bolts were the same size they probable were originally torqued to the same spec

Usually in the box there is a sheet stating the proper bolt torque
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For comparison, this service manual for a Volvo semi-tractor states 44 lb/ft. +or_7 lb/ft.
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