WHEN I TORQUE THE CASTLE NUT ON MY NEW TIE ROD ...

  • Tiny
  • michaeltraver
  • 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)

Friday, January 18th, 2013 AT 4:29 PM

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

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Friday, January 18th, 2013 AT 5:30 PM
  • Tiny
  • michaeltraver
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Awesome; thank you!

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Friday, January 18th, 2013 AT 5:33 PM
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  • Dr. Hagerty
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: =]

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Monday, January 21st, 2013 AT 3:55 PM

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