Replaced front lower control arms and stabilizer bar end links recently. The control arms only came with the ball joint nuts and bolts and since many people reported re-using the other control arm nuts and bolts without issue, I did the same. All was well after alignment but the new alignment went out after a week....I don’t know the cause yet (I have a few theories, including a cheap torque wrench) but I have ordered OEM control arm nuts and bolts for peace of mind. The Ford Workshop Manual only has torque specs for these bolts so why are there a lot of posts about there being degrees/angle specs? Am I missing something on degrees or should I just follow the published torque specs? Also, is it good to use loctite/thread locker on these bolts?
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