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Re: lug nut torque

Postby Corsemoto » May 26th 2013, 7:10pm

Will, that is strange because the GM eSI I have states 190 Nm, 140 lb ft, not mixing up Nm and lb ft here. Like, I said though I am still comfortable using the lower specification.

What's even more strange is if you look at the document ID #1547034 in the bottom right corner, it's the same on both of ours. So, maybe it's a difference in version of the eSI? This is what I have:
Service Information updated on 2005.02.21.
Version 2004.19.10.05


I even compared individual years - 2003, 2004 and 2005 both awd and rwd to see if there was any difference and they are listed as 140 lb ft.

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I also found this:

Info - Recommended Wheel Nut/Bolt Torque Specifications #02-03-10-008 - (Dec 17, 2002)

(Astro/Safari = M Platform)

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As a last step, I even logged on to my library's e-repair service which is the same data as the eSI manual and which you'd think would be an up to date version, it shows 190 Nm, 140 lb ft as well.
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Re: lug nut torque

Postby AstroWill » May 28th 2013, 1:36pm

Well that just adds confusion. I will have to check the version of the eSI that I have, they must have changed something in a newer version.

I wonder why they changed it.
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Re: lug nut torque

Postby AstroWill » May 29th 2013, 5:56pm

2004.19.0.0 is the data version number for mine which explains the discrepancy but doesn't explain why they changed it after the fact.
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Re: lug nut torque

Postby dale rex » October 5th 2013, 11:58pm

I checked my owners manual for my 2003 Safari and it says 140 ft lbs for the lug nuts. Anyone know what size socket I need for the lug nuts? I tried 13/16" and its too small. I think they are probably metric, but what size do I need to get? I have 16" tires on the '03 if that makes any difference.
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Re: lug nut torque

Postby thegreenmachine » October 6th 2013, 12:43am

22mm of the 03-05


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Re: lug nut torque

Postby crusader1xxx » October 6th 2013, 1:34am

The factory service manual for my 1994 states 100 foot lbs.

Other years may be different but I would guess 1985-1995 would be the same...
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Re: lug nut torque

Postby paulo57509 » October 6th 2013, 7:34am

The owner's manual for my '03 states: 140 lb-ft / 190 N-m

The FSM for my '03 states: 125 lb-ft / 170 N-m

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My torque wrench only goes up to 125 lb-ft so I just torque them to 100 lb-ft and call it a day.

Oh, I'm running the OEM 16" Al alloy wheels.
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