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Torque settings

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by D-rek07, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. D-rek07

    D-rek07 New Member

    I just replaced the rear leaf spring shackles on my 1996 C1500 and wanted to know what the torque settings are on the bolts from leaf springs to shackles and shackles to frame? Thank you
  2. D-rek07

    D-rek07 New Member

    No one knows? or know where I can find it?
  3. The Heater

    The Heater Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Buy a service manual. Why don't you have one if you are concerned about correct torque of fasteners? It is the only place you have a complete reference for that information. I have at least the OEM manual for every vehicle I own, and all 3 of my motorcycles. Only way to do it.
  4. D-rek07

    D-rek07 New Member

    I have this one, are the settings in there?
  5. The Heater

    The Heater Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Was that post supposed to have a picture?
  6. D-rek07

    D-rek07 New Member

  7. The Heater

    The Heater Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Yes, Haynes is very good. Best option if you can't or won't buy the OEM manuals. (there are more than one OEM manual for your truck)

    I restore cars. I always buy a Haynes manual because they have ways to remove and replace some items that a non professional can do without special tools. They also have the torque information. But my rule of thumb is I also first buy the OEM manuals. EVen if they are out of print, in which case I find someone that has old stock they are selling or I buy used on eBay.
  8. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I've been thinking of picking up a repair manual for my '01 Silverado. What's a good place to find an OEM manual?
  9. The Heater

    The Heater Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    I know some will pan this recommendation, but I buy from my dealer if they have the manual. Yes, they may mark up what they sell, but I don't mind doing it on some things like manuals and OEM parts.

    If you don't wish to take that route, I have found OEM manuals for vehicles on eBay. Remember that GM sells (usually) more than one manual. There is the Service Manual, a Diagnostics manual and sometimes a separate electrical or body manual. I have all three for my '94 Silverado. However, I have only rarely used any but the service manual. If you are registered on eBay you can save a search for the manual you are looking for with the words "Service Manual OEM 2001 Chevy Truck" (don't use quotation marks or it will only pick up what is exactly as you have written it instead of picking words out of it).

    What I prefer about OEM manuals is they have diagrams for virtually EVERYTHING on your vehicle, and in the case of GM trucks, they show all variations of things like seat options and cab options and how the stuff is bolted and wired in each. You can find where speakers and relays and fuse blocks are located, everywhere. They also are heavy on the wiring diagrams. What they don't have that Haynes has is pictures of the truck actually being worked on by technicians taking off or putting on stuff, or they have a procedure for removing or installing something using tools you can make or may have in your garage.

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