front lower arms tightening

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front lower arms tightening

Post by Alastair » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:28 pm

On my front lower arms, I have rebushed them and reassembled with the nylocck nut at the front and the ordinary at the rear, to finger tight. so what do I do?
I know the car has to be at normal running height, but which nut do I tighten? the front with a spanner on the rear? if so how much? then do I tighten the rear? whats the sequence?..... is there a torque setting for the front nut and do I put a spanner on the back?

any ideas will be greatfully received
Bx turbo diesel 1989
Bx 1.9 Rd estate 1989
Citroen Light 15 1952
Bx 17 TZD diesel turbo 1992
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Re: front lower arms tightening

Post by Jaba » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:30 am

Nothing complicated here. Just torque up the front nut. The amount of thread showing should be 7mm before you torque. The spindle does not usually turn but if it does then you will need to get a spanner on it.
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Re: front lower arms tightening

Post by Alastair » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:37 am

How tight? Is there a torque setting?
Bx turbo diesel 1989
Bx 1.9 Rd estate 1989
Citroen Light 15 1952
Bx 17 TZD diesel turbo 1992
Xantia 1.8 16v

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Re: front lower arms tightening

Post by Jaba » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:56 am

116ft/lbs, 16kg/m, 157nm or in other words very tight.
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Re: front lower arms tightening

Post by Alastair » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:35 pm

many thanks for your help, I have fitted bushes and tightened as described
Bx turbo diesel 1989
Bx 1.9 Rd estate 1989
Citroen Light 15 1952
Bx 17 TZD diesel turbo 1992
Xantia 1.8 16v