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Torque settings

Hi all, I'm new to the forum and found it while looking for info on changing the rear shock absorbers and the n/s front lower suspension arm on my step daughters 2010 fiat 500.
Would anybody be able to tell me the torque setting for these?
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Re: Torque settings

Do both arms! trust me,, and its a bumper off job and various cross member/chassis extension removal, also see post #10 here;
https://www.fiatforum.com/500/439332...eperation.html

also note front bumper cross member bolts(the big ones) 4 each side only 30/40ftlbs allow a day a side, heat up the two tiny nuts that hold the bumper cross member in place, need to move the washer bottle drivers side, check the condition of the suspension struts too
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Many thanks for your help, carrying out the work at the weekend
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Re: Torque settings

In that page listing the torque settings - which nut is the one holding the spring on the strut, and which is the one that holds it on the top mount that you access from under the bonnet?
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Re: Torque settings

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In that page listing the torque settings - which nut is the one holding the spring on the strut, and which is the one that holds it on the top mount that you access from under the bonnet?
Spring cup torque 65 Nm 55 Lb Ft
Mounting cup(inside bonnet) 50Nm 37 Lb Ft
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Re: Torque settings

I wonder how they expect people to torque them up? I just assembled 2 struts and I had to get the nut on the top mount "as tight as I can" rather than 65. I had a torque wrench with a hex bit in at the top set to reverse and a ring spanner on the nut. The hex bit simply started deforming the hex hole in the top of the strut the more pressure I put on with the spanner. Twisted the bit slightly too.
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Re: Torque settings

Yep I snapped my hex bit, so I too was as tight as I could get.
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It's always reassuring to hear someone had the same problem
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Re: Torque settings

Ive not done them on a Panda/500 but the Renault Espace was much the same. I fitted them "tight" and kept watch for any loosening. It was still fine after 10K miles.

If the threads are long enough put a nut on the top to stop the hex expanding.
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Re: Torque settings

Tried that on the second one, didn't seem to make a difference unfortunately!
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Re: Torque settings

Good idea with the nut..

TBH.. as seen in my panda GUIDE

I did it with spanners and an Allen key

No problems regarding breakages... but it was a chore

I asked for a 'rattle gun' for Chrimbo

And it does a great job..

Its a 18v Dewalt with a 1/4 hex drive

My Screwfix 1/4 hex to 3/8 Sq. Adaptor should be the weak link.. but has shown no issues.
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