Mechanics

PONTIAC GRAND PRIX COTTER PIN PROBLEM

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix • 171 miles

When I torque the castle nut on my new tie rod ends to the specified 45 ft-lbs, the nut is several turns past the hole in the stud for the cotter pin. Is this OK? (98 grand prix)
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Michaeltraver
January 18, 2013.



If proper torque is achieved then the cotter pin holes placement is moot. Put the cotter in and finish the installation, answer is yes.

Dr. Hagerty
Jan 18, 2013.
Awesome; thank you!

Tiny
Michaeltraver
Jan 18, 2013.
: =]

Dr. Hagerty
Jan 21, 2013.