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Bolts not fully tightened on frame cross-member supporting transmission

BobH

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On my '89, there is a frame cross-member that supports the transmission. On both sides of the truck, the bolts that connect this cross-member to the main rails are not fully tightened.

Is this normal? If not, if I try to tighten a nut to take up the slack around the bold head, what is the torque spec?

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Very not normal. Fix that ASAP.

The torque spec is fukin tight don't break it.
 

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If those sit outside the rails and have a rubber bushing the bolt goes thru, I would support the cross member and pull the bolt right out, then clean the hole and NeverSeize it to prevent rust inside and on bolt. I had one of those and I couldn't get the bolt out either side. It was a parts truck so the sawzall came out.
 

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