Shock job

timbulbSeptember 18, 2007

I'd like to change the front shocks on my 02 Mazda 2300 truck. Will I need any special tools? Namely a torque wrench?

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A torque wrench is not really needed by most people for that level of a repair. Years ago when I was first learning to be a tech I remember being told, "Tights right, too tights broke". It takes some time to really learn the feel of a fastener. But essentially there is always a point where you feel it stop turning tighter and then it goes into "stretch" mode. Any properlly tightened bolt has stretched a specific amount, that's what keeps it from coming loose. If you seriously are not sure how much a particular fastener should be tightened, then of course a torque wrench would be adviseable. In practice, most people find they tend to overtighten bolts, but get away with it because of how strong todays materials are.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2007 at 6:25AM
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