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Old 08-21-2019, 06:28 PM   #1
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I'm installing a power steering box from CCP. long story short I originally torqued the main nut on the box to 120 ftlbs. When I went to take the nut off I could do it with my 1/2 inch ratchet. I also noticed that the original steering box nut came off very easy. I want to put a Securing plate on under the nut. For those that don't know what it is it's a flat sheet metal plate with tabs that stick out. Once the nut is tight the tabs are bent over,one on the steering arm and the other on the nut so the nut can't spin. Anyone know where I could buy one? Call me paranoid but I take steering components very seriously.
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Are you talking about the pitman arm nut?

If so, there is supposed to be a lock washer on it: https://www.trifive.com/garage/56%20...Manual/9-2.gif
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Are you talking about the pitman arm nut?

If so, there is supposed to be a lock washer on it: https://www.trifive.com/garage/56%20...Manual/9-2.gif
Yes there is a lock washer but I want more.
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I'm installing a power steering box from CCP. long story short I originally torqued the main nut on the box to 120 ftlbs. When I went to take the nut off I could do it with my 1/2 inch ratchet. I also noticed that the original steering box nut came off very easy. I want to put a Securing plate on under the nut. For those that don't know what it is it's a flat sheet metal plate with tabs that stick out. Once the nut is tight the tabs are bent over,one on the steering arm and the other on the nut so the nut can't spin. Anyone know where I could buy one? Call me paranoid but I take steering components very seriously.
I would think you could make one yourself without to much trouble. Just a thought.
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Yes there is a lock washer but I want more.
IMHO. it doesn't need more....It is already wedged on to a tapered shaft and has a lock washer....But, sometimes I'm a belt and suspenders guy myself
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That lock device you are describing comes in a tube...…..Called Loctite.
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Some bikes use a similar lock tab to retain the drive pulley nut I have some of them but the ID of the tabs I have is to small for a sector shaft.

If you cannot find what you need in the correct shaft diameter yank my chain with a PM I'll fabricate one for you & mail it to you.

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OK, Bill, you're paranoid lol.

You're overthinking this. Make sure all parts are clean and free from debris, make sure lockwasher is still viable, i.e., not flattened. Make sure torque wrench is at proper setting and isn't broken. Torque nut to factory spec and leave it.
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OK, Bill, you're paranoid lol.

You're overthinking this. Make sure all parts are clean and free from debris, make sure lockwasher is still viable, i.e., not flattened. Make sure torque wrench is at proper setting and isn't broken. Torque nut to factory spec and leave it.
Yeah I guess I am paranoid But this is why. I torqued the nut to 120ftlbs and a few days later had to take the nut off and found it to be maybe 40ftlbs to get off. If it can loosen over a few days and was never even driven I want to be double sure it's going to stay on.
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Yeah I guess I am paranoid But this is why. I torqued the nut to 120ftlbs and a few days later had to take the nut off and found it to be maybe 40ftlbs to get off. If it can loosen over a few days and was never even driven I want to be double sure it's going to stay on.
If you torqued it to 120ft lbs and it just sat there, and it took 40ft lbs to remove, something is maybe wrong with your torque wrench, or something else was going on. You just don't lose 80ft lbs of torque.
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