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What potential problems could occur if I tightened the passenger side motor mount by hand and didn't use a torque wrench? 09 Ford Focus SE sedan

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  • Perhaps a silly question, but does "by hand" mean with a hand tool like a ratchet or literally by hand?
    – 3Dave
    Commented Apr 10, 2019 at 13:43

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None really as long as you have it sufficiently tight - if too loose it will vibrate looser and cause damage.

Many bolts do have a torque specified but they just get tightened - lug or wheel nuts are correctly tightened to the torque specified in most cases now. Any shop that uses a buzz gun I would avoid...

The drives shaft nut usually gets tightened to FT - as many places don’t have a torque wrench sufficiently large...

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