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Before I remove the skid plate to change front diff oil, can anyone tell me the torque specifications for the factory skid plate. I cannot find a reference for them in the repair manual. Thanks.
 

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I wouldn't worry too much about the exact torque on these. You'll be beating on these and they'll be gone in no time! :D When I had them, I was happy with pretty tight.
 

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Before I remove the skid plate to change front diff oil, can anyone tell me the torque specifications for the factory skid plate. I cannot find a reference for them in the repair manual. Thanks.
When you don't have a spec you can always use a torque chart and go by the size of the bolt/screw. Just google "torque chart"
 

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The required torque is 21 ft-lb.

We call them skid plates but in the FJ Repair manual they refer them as;

- No.1 Engine under cover x Body (Front skid)

- Rear Engine cover x Body (Back skid)

The bolts size 8mm x 1.25 pitch ~ 30mm long. Hex head, wrench/socket size to use is 12mm.

Approximate torque based on the (8mm x 1.25 pitch ) bolt grade;
- 8.8 grade ~ 18 ft-lb
- 10.9 grade ~ 26 ft-lb.
 

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