Jeep JK Wrangler Torque Settings

As a part of routine maintenance or anytime that you work on your Jeep JK Wrangler, it is important that you tighten any bolt and/or nut that gets removed back to the appropriate torque settings as is outlined by the Factory Service Manual. Obviously, failure to get a bolt and/or nut tightened enough can result in them eventually coming loose and while that can be a real problem, tightening them too much can also be a problem as you can run the risk of breaking them. Needless to say, knowing the proper torque setting for each bolt and nut on your JK is important to know and the list below should help you to know just how much you should be tightening them to.

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BODY EXHAUST
BRAKES FRAME & BUMPERS
CLUTCH FUEL
COOLING HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
DIFFERENTIAL & DRIVELINE STEERING
ELECTRICAL SUSPENSION
TRANSFER CASE
ENGINE 3.8L TRANSMISSION
ENGINE 2.8L DIESEL WHEELS & TIRES
 
 
BODY


BODY

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs

In. Lbs.

A/c expansion valve nut

23

17

Backlite hinge bolts

10

90

Body isolator mounting bolts

108

80

Body isolator to body nuts

54

40

Brake booster bracket nuts

18

13.5

Center OCS strain gauge stud nut

45

33

Door carrier plate screws

10

90

Door hinge pin nut

8.5

75

Door hinge to body bolts

28

21

Door hinge to hinge bolts

26

19

Door latch adjustment screw

3

26.5

Door latch mounting screws

8

71

Door latch striker bolts

26

19

Four door rear seat 40% inner seat back pivot nut

25

18.5

Four door rear seat center belt buckle bolt

61

45

Four door rear seat cushion pivot bolts

25

18.5

Four door rear seat front mounting fasteners

61

45

Four door rear seat headrest bolts

8

71

Four door rear seat inner latch floor bolts

25

18.5

Four door rear seat latch to back frame bolts

45

33

Four door rear seat outboard latch floor bolts

25

18.5

Four door rear seat rear mounting bolt

61

45

Four door rear seat rear mounting nuts

85

62.5

Four door rear seat seat cushion pivot bolt

25

18.5

Four door retractor screw

55

41

Four door seat cushion pivot bolt

25

18.5

Front door exterior handle nut

4.5

40

Front door glass run nut

10

90

Front door interior handle screw

8.5

75

Front seat back assembly bolts

47

34.5

Front seat belt anchor bolt

40

29.5

Front seat belt buckle bolt

50

37

Front seat belt turning loop screw

40

29.5

Front seat mounting bolts

61

45

Front seat riser nuts

28

21

Half door latch nut

4.5

40

Hard top front bolts

10.5

93

Hard top side bolts

18

13

Hood catch bracket nuts

7

62

Hood catch nuts

15

11

Hood hinge to body bolts

24

18

Hood hinge to hood bolts

26

19

Hood safety catch bolt

11

8

97

Instrument panel center support bracket fasteners

8

6

71

Instrument panel fence line nuts

12

9

Instrument panel side support bolts

11

8

Lower fender to sill bolts

12

9

Manual sifter bolt

33

24.5

OCS riser nuts

28

21

Outside rearview mirror bolts

13

10

Rear door exterior handle nut

4.5

40

Rear door glass run bolt

12

9

Rear door glass run nut

10

90

Rear door interior handle screw

8.5

75

Rear view mirror set screw

2

18

Seat side airbag nuts

7

62

Side step bracket bolts

24

18

Side step sill nuts

12

9

Soft top pivot knuckle bolts

14

10

Speaker pod screws

10

90

Sport bar cross bar bracket bolts

19

14

Sport bar front cross bar bracket bolts

19

14

Sport bar rear bolts

19

14

Sport bar rear cross bar bracket bolts

19

14

Sport bar side bar bolts

19

14

Sport bar side bar to windshield frame bolts

23

17

Sport bar to b-pillar bolts

19

14

Steering column opening reinforcement plate bolts

11

8

Tailgate exterior handle nuts

4.5

40

Tailgate hinge to body bolts

26

19

Tailgate hinge to tailgate bolts

20

15

Tailgate latch screws

8

71

Tailgate stabilizer insert and cup bolts

10

90

Tailgate striker bolts

28

21

Two door rear seat back frame to cushion bolts

50

37

Two door rear seat back latch bolts

45

33

Two door rear seat center belt buckle bolt

55

41

Two door rear seat cushion to back bolts

50

37

Two door rear seat front latch cushion frame bolts

45

33

Two door rear seat rear latch nuts

10

90

Upper fender fasteners

5

44

Windshield frame hinge to body bolts

20

15

Windshield frame reinforcement bracket bolts

20

15

 
BRAKES


BRAKE COMPONENTS

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Brake Booster Mounting Nuts

25

18

Master Cylinder Mounting Nuts

17

13

151

Booster Mounting Plate

18

159

Master Cylinder Brake Lines

19

14

168

Front Caliper Adapter Mounting Bolts

35

26

Rear Caliper Adapter Mounting Bolts

35

26

220

Front Caliper Brake Hose Banjo Bolt

31

23

Rear Caliper Brake Hose Banjo Bolt

31

23

Front Caliper adapter

163

120

Rear Caliper adapter

75

55

Parking Brake Lever Bracket Bolts

12

9

 

BRAKE ABS

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.
 

In. Lbs.
 

Hydraulic Control Unit Bracket to HCU Bolts
 

6.5
 


 

57
 

Hydraulic Control Unit Body Bracket Bolts
 

16-24
 


 

142-212
 

HCU to Body Bracket Bolts
 

9-13
 


 

80-115
 

Hydraulic Control Unit Brake Lines
 

15-18
 


 

130-160
 

Antilock Brake Module (ABM) Mounting Bolt
 

7-9
 


 

60-80
 

Front Wheel Speed Sensors Mounting Bolt
 

4-6
 


 

34-50
 

Rear Wheel Speed Sensors Mounting Bolt
 

12-14
 


 

106-124
 

 
CLUTCH


CLUTCH

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Pressure Plate Bolts – 2.8L

31

23

Pressure Plate Bolts – 3.8L

50

37

Flywheel Bolts – 2.8L

95

70

Flywheel Bolts – 3.8L

81

60

Slave Cylinder Nuts

23

17

Dust Shield Bolts

50

37

Crossmember Frame Bolts

41

30

 
COOLING SYSTEM


COOLING SYSTEM

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Bolt, Block Heater

2

17

Bolts, Condenser to Radiator

 

 

 

Electric Fan to Fan Shroud bolts

6

 

53

Bolts, Fan Blade Assembly to Viscous Drive – Diesel

23

210

Viscous Fan Drive – Diesel

50

37

Bolts, Fan Shroud to Radiator Mounting

8

70

Bolts, Radiator Upper Isolator to Crossmember

9

80

Bolts, Thermostat Housing-

28

250

Bolts, Water Pump

 

 

 

3.8L

12

105

2.8L

23

200

 
DIFFERENTIAL & DRIVELINE

PROPELLER SHAFT

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Front Shaft – Axle Flange Bolts

110

81

Front Shaft – Transfer Case Flange Bolts

20

15

Rear Shaft – Axle Flange Bolts

20

15

Rear Shaft – Transfer Case Flange Bolts

20

15

 

FRONT AXLE – 186FBI

DESCRIPTION

SPECIFICATION

Axle Ratio

3.21, 4.10

Ring Gear Backlash

0.12 – 0.20 mm (0.005 – 0.008 in.)

Pinion Torque To Rotate – Original Bearings

1.13 – 2.26 N·m (10 – 20 in. lbs.)

Pinion Torque To Rotate – New Bearings

2 – 3.4 N·m (15 – 30 in. lbs.)

Differential Total Torque To Rotate: Pinion Torque To Rotate Plus

0.79 – 1.24 N·m (7 – 11 in. lbs.)

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Fill Hole Plug

34

25

Differential Cover Bolts

41

30

Bearing Cap Bolts

61

45

Ring Gear Bolts

108

80

Pinion Bearing Nut Min – Max

217 – 542

160 – 400

Axle Nut

136

100

Hub Bearing Bolts

102

75

 

FRONT AXLE – 216FBI

DESCRIPTION

SPECIFICATION

Axle Ratio

4.1

Ring Gear Backlash

0.12 – 0.20 mm (0.005 – 0.008 in.)

Pinion Torque To Rotate – Original Bearing

1 – 2 N·m (10 – 20 in. lbs.)

Pinion Torque To Rotate – New Bearing

2 – 4.5 N·m (20 – 40 in. lbs.)

Total Torque To Rotate: Pinion Torque To Rotate plus

0.79 – 1.24 N·m (7 – 11 in lbs)

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Fill Plug

34

25

Differential Cover Bolts

41

30

Bearing Cap Bolts

108

80

Pinion Nut

217-271

160-200

Ring Gear Bolts

136

100

Axle Nut

136

100

Hub Bearing Bolts

102

75

 

REAR AXLE – 198RBI

DESCRIPTION

SPECIFICATION

Axle Ratio

4.1

Ring Gear Backlash

0.12 – 0.20 mm (0.005 – 0.008 in.)

Pinion Torque To Rotate – Original Bearings

1 – 2 N·m (10 – 20 in. lbs.)

Pinion Torque To Rotate – New Bearings

2 – 4 N·m (20 – 35 in. lbs.)

Total Torque To Rotate: Pinion Torque To Rotate plus

0.79 – 1.24 N·m (7 – 11 in. lbs.)

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Differential Cover Bolts

41

30

Bearing Cap Bolts

77

57

Ring Gear Bolts

136

100

Pinion Nut

271 – 475

200 – 350

Axle Retainer Nuts

61

45

 

REAR AXLE – 226RBI

DESCRIPTION

SPECIFICATION

Axle Ratio

3.21, 4.10

Ring Gear Backlash

0.12 – 0.20 mm (0.005 – 0.008 in.)

Pinion Torque To Rotate – Original Bearings

1 – 2 N·m (10 – 20 in. lbs.)

Pinion Torque To Rotate – New Bearings

2 – 4.5 N·m (20 – 40 in. lbs.)

Total Torque To Rotate: Pinion Torque To Rotate plus

0.79 – 1.24 N·m (7 – 11 in. lbs.)

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Fill Hole Plug

34

25

Differential Cover Bolts

41

30

Bearing Cap Bolts

108

80

Ring Gear Bolts

136

100

Pinion Nut

217 – 271

160 – 200

Axle Retainer Nuts

61

45

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLUTCH


CLUTCH

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Pressure Plate Bolts – 2.8L

31

23

Pressure Plate Bolts – 3.8L

50

37

Flywheel Bolts – 2.8L

95

70

Flywheel Bolts – 3.8L

81

60

Slave Cylinder Nuts

23

17

Dust Shield Bolts

50

37

Crossmember Frame Bolts

41

30

 
COOLING SYSTEM


COOLING SYSTEM

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Bolt, Block Heater

2

17

Bolts, Condenser to Radiator

 

 

 

Electric Fan to Fan Shroud bolts

6

 

53

Bolts, Fan Blade Assembly to Viscous Drive – Diesel

23

210

Viscous Fan Drive – Diesel

50

37

Bolts, Fan Shroud to Radiator Mounting

8

70

Bolts, Radiator Upper Isolator to Crossmember

9

80

Bolts, Thermostat Housing-

28

250

Bolts, Water Pump

 

 

 

3.8L

12

105

2.8L

23

200

 
ELECTRICAL


ELECTRICAL-BATTERY SYSTEM

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.
 

In. Lbs.
 

Battery Terminal Clamp Pinch-Bolt Hex Nut
 

5
 


 

45
 

Battery Hold Down Bolt
 

7
 


 

62
 

Starter Solenoid B(+) Terminal Stud Nut
 

13
 


 

115
 

Battery Negative Cable Ground Eyelet Terminal To Engine Block Bolt
 

16.5
 


 

145
 

Generator Output Terminal Stud Nut
 

14
 


 

125
 

Totally Integrated Power Module B(+) Terminal Stud Nut
 

10
 


 

90
 

Battery Negative Cable Eyelet Terminal To The Inner Fender Bolt
 

12
 

9
 


 

Lower Battery Tray Bolts
 

10.5
 


 

93
 

Upper Battery Tray Bolts
 

10.5
 


 

93
 

Battery Tray Nut
 

10.5
 


 

93
 

 

ELECTRICAL-CHARGING SYSTEM

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.
 

In. Lbs.
 

Generator B+ Nut
 

12.4
 

9.2
 

110
 

Generator Mounting Bolts 3.8L
 

54.2
 

40
 


 

Generator Mounting Bolts/Nut 2.8L Diesel
 

54
 

40
 


 

Rear Generator Support Bracket Bolts (to engine) 2.8L Diesel
 

28
 


 

250
 

Starter Solenoid Battery Nut 3.8L
 

11.3
 

8.3
 

100
 

Generator Decoupler
 

109.8
 

81
 

 

 

ELECTRICAL-IGNITION CONTROL

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Camshaft Sensor Mounting Bolt — 3.8L
 

14.1
 


 

125
 

Camshaft Sensor Mounting Bolt — 2.8L Diesel
 

11
 

8
 

97
 

Ignition coil bolts — 3.8L
 

11.8
 


 

105
 

Spark Plugs — 3.8L
 

17.5
 

13
 


 

Glow Plugs — 2.8L Diesel
 

14
 

10
 

124
 

Knock Sensor — 3.8L
 

10
 

7
 


 

 

ELECTRICAL-INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

DESCRIPTION

N-m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Instrument Cluster Mounting Screws
 

2
 

 

17
 

Instrument Panel Switch Pod Mounting Screws
 

2
 

 

17
 

 

ELECTRICAL-LAMPS/LIGHTING-EXTERIOR

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) Mounting Screws
 

2
 


 

20
 

Front Fog Lamp Mounting Screws
 

2
 


 

18
 

Left Multi-Function Switch Mounting Screw
 

1
 


 

10
 

License Plate Bracket Mounting Screws
 

1.5
 


 

15
 

Park Brake Switch Mounting Screw
 

2.5
 


 

24
 

Rear Fog Lamp Mounting Screws
 

3
 


 

27
 

Rear Lamp Unit Mounting Screws
 

1.5
 


 

15
 

 

ELECTRICAL-RESTRAINT SYSTEMS

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Clockspring Mounting Screw
 

3
 


 

27
 

Front Impact Sensor Mounting Screw
 

8
 


 

70
 

Side Impact Sensor Mounting Nut
 

8
 


 

70
 

Occupant Classification Module Mounting Screw
 

2
 


 

20
 

Occupant Restraint Controller Mounting Nut
 

9
 


 

80
 

Passenger Airbag Mounting Nut
 

6
 


 

55
 

Seat Airbag Mounting Nut
 

10
 


 

89
 

Front Seat Belt Buckle Lower Anchor Mounting Screw
 

45
 

33
 


 

Two-Door Second Row Seat Belt Buckle Anchor Plate Mounting Screw
 

55
 

41
 


 

Four-Door Second Row Right Seat Belt Buckle Anchor Plate Mounting Screw
 

61
 

45
 


 

Four-Door Second Row Center or Left Seat Belt Buckle Anchor Plate Mounting Nut
 

45
 

33
 


 

Front Seat Belt Retractor Mounting Screw
 

40
 

30
 


 

Front Seat Belt Turning Loop Mounting Screw
 

40
 

30
 


 

Front Seat Belt Lower Anchor Mounting Screw
 

40
 

30
 


 

Second Row Outboard Seat Belt Retractor Mounting Screw
 

40
 

30
 


 

Second Row Outboard Seat Belt Turning Loop Mounting Screw
 

40
 

30
 


 

Second Row Outboard Seat Belt Lower Anchor Mounting Nut
 

40
 

30
 


 

Second Row Center Seat Belt Retractor Mounting Screw
 

55
 

41
 


 

Second Row Center Seat Belt Lower Anchor Mounting Screw
 

61
 

45
 


 

Turning Loop Height Adjuster Mounting Screw
 

40
 

30
 


 

Seat Weight Sensor to Seat Adjuster Stud Nut
 

28
 

21
 


 

Seat Cushion Frame to Seat Weight Sensor Stud Nut
 

45
 

33
 


 

 

ELECTRICAL-SECURITY SYSTEM

DESCRIPTION

N-m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Hood Ajar Switch Bracket Screw
 

8
 


 

71
 

Intrusion Module Mounting Screws
 

8
 


 

71
 

SKREEM Mounting Screw
 

2
 


 

20
 

Siren Mounting Screws
 

8
 


 

71
 

 

ELECTRICAL-WIPER/WASHER SYSTEM

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Right Multi-Function Switch Mounting Screw
 

1
 


 

10
 

Washer Reservoir Mounting Screw (Diesel)
 

9
 


 

79
 

Front Wiper Arm Mounting Nut
 

23
 

17
 


 

Rear Wiper Arm Mounting Nut
 

19.5
 

14
 


 

Front Wiper Module Mounting Screws
 

9.5
 


 

85
 

Rear Wiper Motor Mounting Bracket Nut
 

6
 


 

53
 

Rear Wiper Motor Mounting Bracket Special Fastener
 

4
 


 

35
 

Rear Wiper Motor Output Shaft Nut
 

4
 


 

35
 

 
ENGINE 3.8L


3.8L ENGINE

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Camshaft Sprocket—Bolt

54

40

Camshaft Thrust Plate—Bolts

12

105

Forged Connecting Rod Cap-Nuts

54 +¼ turn

40 +¼ turn

Cracked Connecting Rod Cap-Bolts

 

 

 

Crankshaft Main Bearing Cap-Bolts

41 +¼ turn

30 +¼ turn

Crankshaft Main Bearing Cap Cross Bolts (3.8L)

61

45

Crankshaft Oil Seal Retainer Rear-Bolts

12

105

Crankshaft Damper-Bolt

54

40

Cylinder Block Drain Plugs

20

15

Cylinder Head-Bolts

 

 

 

Cylinder Head Cover-Bolts

12

105

Flex Plate to Crankshaft

88

65

Engine Mounting

 

 

 

Exhaust Manifold-Bolts

23

200

Intake Manifold – Lower-Bolts

23

200

Intake Manifold – Lower Gasket Retainer-Bolts

12

105

Intake Manifold Upper-Bolts

12

105

Lifter Yoke Retainer-Bolts

12

105

Oil Filter Attaching Fitting

54

40

Oil Cooler Attaching Fitting

27

20

Oil Filter

20

15

Oil Filter Adapter-Bolts

28

250

Oil Gallery Plug

27

20

Oil Pan—Bolts

12

105

Oil Pan Drain-Plug

27

20

Oil Pressure Switch

23

200

Oil Pump Cover Plate-Screws

12

105

Oil Pump Pick-up Tube-Bolt

28

250

Oil Dipstick Housing-Bolts

48

35

Rocker Arm Shaft-Bolts

23

200

Spark Plug

16

12

Thermostat Housing

12

105

Timing Chain Case Cover

 

 

 

—M8 Bolt

27

20

—M10 Bolt

54

40

Water Pump-Bolts

12

105

Water Pump Pulley-Bolts

28

250

 
ENGINE 2.8L DIESEL


2.8L DIESEL-ENGINE BLOCK

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Lower Oil Pan

15

12

133

Upper Oil Pan (m6 bolt)

15

12

133

Upper Oil Pan (m8 bolt)

32

23

283

Oil Pickup Tube

15

12

133

Oil Drain Plug

54

40

478

Balance Shaft

32

23

283

Main Bearing Caps

 

 

 

Connecting Rod Caps

 

 

 

Dipstick Tube (sump)

11

8

97

Dipstick Tube (block)

33

24

292

Oil Cooler Coolant Line

15

12

133

Transmission adapter bolts (hex head)

15

12

133

Transmission adapter bolts (Allen Head)

78

57

690

Oil Jet

11

8

97

Engine Mount Bolts

12

9

106

Oil Filter Cap

25

18.4

221

Oil Pressure Sensor

14

10

124

Air Temp/Pressure sensor

12

9

106

 

2.8L DIESEL-CYLINDER HEAD

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Cylinder Head Bolt

 

 

 

Cylinder Head Cover

11

8

97

Vacuum Tube

11

8

97

Fuel Rail

24

18

18

Fuel Injector Lines at the injector

28

20

247

Fuel injector lines at the fuel rail

20

15

177

High Pressure Fuel Feed Line at the Fuel Rail

20

15

177

High Pressure Fuel Feed Line at the High Pressure Pump

28

20

247

High Pressure Fuel Line Bracket bolt

15

11

133

Fuel injector

33

24

292

Glow Plugs

14

10

124

EGR Throttle Assembly

11

8

97

Exhaust Manifold

35

29

309

Camshaft Sprocket

64

47

566

Camshaft Cap

11

8

97

Front Camshaft Journal

11

8

97

Intake Manifold

25

19

221

 

2.8L DIESEL-FRONT ENGINE

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Outer Front Cover (upper)

11

8

97

Outer Front Cover (lower)

11

8

97

Inner Front Cover

11

8

97

Front Cover

15

12

133

Crankshaft Sprocket

100 + 75°

74+ 75°

885+ 75°

Crankshaft Pulley

32

23

283

Front Engine Lifting Bracket

45

33

398

Accessory Drive Idler Pulley

45

33

398

CMP sensor

11

8

97

Water Pump

32

23

283

Timing Belt Tensioner

20

15

177

 

2.8L DIESEL-REAR ENGINE

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Rear Cover

15

10

133

Rear Lifting Bracket

45

33

398

Crankshaft Sensor

11

8

97

CKP Cover Plate

15

11

133

Trans Adapter Plate (allen bolts)

79

58

699

Trans Adapter Plate (hex bolt)

45

33

398

 

2.8L DIESEL-ACCESSORY DRIVE

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Power Steering Pump Pulley

33

24

283

Power Steering Pump

33

24

283

Generator

33

24

283

Generator Bracket

45

33

398

A/C Compressor

32

23

283

A/C Compressor Bracket

45

33

33

Turbocharger

32

23

283

Turbocharger Oil Feed Line at the Turbocharger

24

18

212

Turbocharger Oil Feed Line at the Engine Block

32

23

283

Turbocharger Oil Return Line

15

11

133

Turbocharger Brace

32

23

283

Turbocharger Adapter (oil feed line to engine block connection)

54

40

478

EGR Valve

15

11

133

EGR Cooler

15

11

133

High Pressure Fuel Pump

24

18

212

High Pressure Fuel Pump Sprocket.

88

65

779

Oil Cooler Housing

32

23

283

Oil Cooler Feed Line

11

8

97

 
EXHAUST


EXHAUST

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Bolts, Crossmember to Sill

42

31

Nuts, Crossmember to Transmission Mount

22

16

Nuts/Bolt, Exhaust Manifold to Engine

 

 

 

#6&7

31

23

#1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10&11

33

24

Nuts, Exhaust Pipe to Catalytic Converter Flange

27

19

Nuts, Catalytic Converter to Turbocharger

27

19

Bolt, DPF to Catalytic Converter

32

24

Bolts, DPF to Muffler

32

24

Clamp, Tailpipe to Rear Tailpipe Hanger

27

20

Oxygen Sensors

27

20

Heat Shields

45

33

 
FRAME & BUMPERS


FRAME AND BUMPERS

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs

In. Lbs.

Front bumper support bolts

90

66.5

Fuel tank skid plate to crossmember bolts

99

73

Rear bumper support bolts

25

18.5

Rear bumper support bracket to frame bolts

55

40.5

Trailer hitch/rear tow hook bolts

81

60

Transfer case skid plate crossmember bolts

65

48

Transfer case skid plate support bracket bolts

65

48

Transmission crossmember bolts

122

90

Transmission skid plate support crossmember bolts

65

48

Transmission skid plate to crossmember bolt

65

48

 
FUEL


FUEL SYSTEM-3.8L GAS

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Accelerator Pedal Bracket Mounting

12

105

Crankshaft Position Sensor – 3.8L

28

21

Camshaft Position Sensor – 3.8L

106

Fuel Filler Hose Clamp at Tank

3

30

Fuel Filler Housing-to-Body Screws

2

17

Fuel Rail Mounting Bolts – 3.8L

22

17

200

Fuel Tank Mounting Straps

41

30

Throttle Body Mounting Bolts – 3.8L

7.5

5.5

65

Oxygen Sensors

41

30

 
HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING


A/C SYSTEM

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

All Screws NOT Listed Below

1.2

10

A/C Compressor Bolts

28

21

A/C Compressor Clutch Field Coil Screws

5

44

A/C Compressor Shaft Bolt

20

177

A/C Compressor Field Coil Connector Bracket Screw

4.3

38

A/C Condenser to Radiator Bolts

5

45

A/C Heater Control Screws

2

17

Air Inlet Housing to Instrument Panel Support Bolts

4

35

Blend Door Lever Screw

0.6

5

Discharge Line to Condenser Nut

23

17

Discharge Line to Compressor Nut

23

17

Expansion Valve Bolts

11

97

HVAC Housing to Instrument Panel Support Bolts

4

35

Liquid Line to Condenser Nut

23

17

Mode Door Cam Screw

0.6

5

Receiver/Drier to Condenser Bolt

22

16

Suction Line to Compressor Nut

23

17

Suction and Liquid Lines to Expansion Valve Nut

8

70

 
STEERING


STEERING COLUMN

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Steering Wheel Nut

54

40

Steering Column Mounting Nuts

17

150

Intermediate Shafts Coupler Pinch Bolts Upper & Lower

49

36

Upper Intermediate Shaft Mounting Nuts

13

115

 

POWER STEERING GEAR

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Pitman Shaft Overcenter Drag

0.45-0.80 + Worm Shaft Preload

4-7 + Worm Shaft Preload

Power Steering Gear Adjustment Screw Locknut

65

48

Power Steering Gear to Frame Bolts

95

70

Power Steering Gear Pitman Shaft Nut

251

185

Power Steering Gear Pressure Line

36

27

Power Steering Gear Return Line

36

27

 

STEERING LINKAGE

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Pitman Arm Shaft

251

185

Drag Link Ball Stud to Pitman Arm

105

77

Drag Link Ball Stud to Knuckle

85

63

Drag Link Clamp

35

26

Tie Rod Ends Ball Studs

85

63

Tie Rod Ends Clamp

61

45

Steering Damper to Frame

68

50

Steering Damper Tie Rod nut

68

50

Track Bar Frame Bracket Nut

169

125

Track Bar Axle Bracket Bolt

169

125

 

STEERING PUMP

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Power Steering Pump to engine

26

19

Diesel Power Steering Pump Pulley

28

21

Power Steering Pump Pressure Line

31

23

 
SUSPENSION


SUSPENSION-FRONT

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Shock Absorber Upper Nut

27

20

Shock Absorber Lower Nut

76

56

Suspension Arm Lower Axle Bracket Nut

169

125

Suspension Arm Lower Frame Bracket Nut

169

125

Suspension Arm Upper Axle Bracket Nut/Bolt

102

75

Suspension Arm Upper Frame Bracket Bolt

102

75

Stabilizer Bar Retainer Bolts

61

45

Stabilizer Bar Link Upper Nut

102

75

Stabilizer Bar Link Lower Bolt

102

75

Track Bar Frame Bracket Nut

169

125

Track Bar Axle Bracket Bolt

169

125

Hub/Bearing Bolts

102

75

Hub/Bearing Axle Nut

136

100

Jounce Cup Bolt

42

31

Drag link to Knuckle (Right Side)

74

55

Drag link to Knuckle

74

55

Axle Shaft Nut

136

100

Wheel speed sensor

4-6

34-50

 

SUSPENSION-REAR

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Shock Absorber Upper Bolts

50

37

Shock Absorber Lower Nut

76

56

Suspension Arm Lower Axle Bracket Nut

169

125

Suspension Arm Lower Frame Bracket Bolt

169

125

Suspension Arm Upper Axle Bracket Bolt

169

125

Suspension Arm Upper Frame Bracket Bolt

169

125

Stabilizer Bar Retainer Bolts

61

45

Stabilizer Bar Link Nut/Bolt

102

75

Stabilizer Bar to Link Nut

90

66

Track Bar Frame Bracket Nut

169

125

Track Bar Axle Bracket Bolt

169

125

 
TRANSFER CASE


TRANSFER CASE – NV241 GENII

DESCRIPTION

N-m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Plug, Detent

16-24

12-18

Plug, Drain/Fill

20-34

15-25

Bolt, Extension Housing

16-24

12-18

Bolt, Case Half

20-27

15-24

Screw, Oil Pump

12-16

8-12

Nut, Front Companion Flange

122-176

90-130

Nut, Range Lever

27-34

20-25

Sector Support

27-42

20-30

Nuts, Mounting

30-41

20-30

Position Sensor

20-34

16-25

 

TRANSFER CASE – NV241OR

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Plug, Detent

16-25

12-18

Plug, Drain/Fill

20-34

15-25

Bolt, Rear Extension

16-24

12-18

Bolt, Front Input Retainer

21

16

Bolt, Case Half

20-27

15-20

Nut, Front Yoke

122-176

90-130

Nut, Rear Companion Flange

258-312

190-230

Bolt, Shift Lever

20-34

15-25

Nuts, Mounting

30-41

20-30

Bolts, U-Joint

19

17

Support, Sector

27-42

20-30

Sensor, Transfer Case Position

20-34

16-25

 
TRANSMISSION


MANUAL TRANSMISSION – NSG370

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Drain Plug

30

22

Fill Plug

30

22

Shift Tower Bolts

14

10

Shift Lever Bolt

4

33

Housing Bolts

28

20

Input Shaft Retainer Bolts

9

80

Bearing Retainer Bolts

10

88

Shift Rail Support Bolts

8

71

Idler Gear Shaft Bolt

20

15

Countershaft Bolt

100

74

Transmission – Top Four Bolts

40

30

Transmission – Side Two Bolts

68

50

Transmission – Bottom Four Bolts

54

40

Crossmember Bolts

47

35

Transmission Mount Bolts

47

35

 

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – 42RLE

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Bolt, Converter-to-Driveplate

88

65

Bolt, Fluid Filter-to-Valve Body

5

45

Bolt, L/R Clutch Retainer-to-Case

5

45

Bolt, Adapter/Extension Housing

54

40

Bolt, Manual Valve Lever-to-Manual Valve

5

45

Bolt, Oil Pan-to-Case

20

14.5

Bolt, Oil Pump-to-Case

30

265

Bolt, Park Sprag Retainer

4.5

40

Bolt, Reaction Shaft Support Halves

28

250

Bolt, Solenoid/Pressure Switch Assy-to-Valve Body

5.5

50

Bolt, Torque Converter Housing to Engine Block

129

95

 

Bolt, Valve Body-to-Case

12

105

Bolt, Valve Body-to-Transfer Plate

5

45

Fitting, Cooler Line

47.5

35

Nut, Output Shaft

271

200

Plug, Pressure Tap

5

45

Bolt, Input Speed-to-Case Sensor

9

80

Bolt, Output Speed-to-Case Sensor

9

80

 

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – 545RFE (DIESEL)

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Fitting, cooler line at trans

17.5

155

Bolt, torque converter housing to engine upper four

41

30

 

Bolt, torque converter housing to engine lower four

54

40

 

Bolts, transmission collar

68

50

 

Bolt, torque converter to driveplate

31

23

270

Bolt/nut, crossmember

68

50

Bolt, driveplate to crankshaft

75

55

Bolts, clevis bracket / rear support

47

35

 

Bolt , converter housing

68

50

 

Bolt, oil pan

12

105

Screw, primary fluid filter

4.5

40

Nuts, transfer case

35

26

 

Oil Filter, Cooler Return

9.5

 

84

Bolt, oil pump

28

250

Bolt, oil pump body to cover

4.5

40

Screw, plate to oil pump body

4.5

40

Bolt, valve body to case

12

105

Plug, pressure test port

5

45

Bolt, reaction shaft support

12

105

Screw, valve body to transfer plate

5.5

50

Screw, solenoid module to transfer plate

6

50

Screw, accumulator cover

7

60

Screw, detent spring

4.5

40

Bolt, input speed sensor

12

105

Bolt, output speed sensor

12

105

Bolt, line pressure sensor

12

105

Bolt, extension housing

54

40

Screw, manual valve cam retaining

4.5

40

Screw, manual selector shaft retaining

28

250

Cross-bolt, manual selector shaft

16

140

 
WHEELS & TIRES


WHEELS

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Lug Nut 1/2 X 20 with 60° Cone

115-170

85-125

Spare Wheel Lug Nut

54–108

40–80

 

TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR

DESCRIPTION

N·m

Ft. Lbs.

In. Lbs.

Tire Pressure Sensor/Transmitter Mounting Nut

8

71

 
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20 Comments on Jeep JK Wrangler Torque Settings

  1. Hey, great stuff but you got some crazy numbers in the ft. lbs. on the two TRANSFER CASE sections and one big one in the POWER STEERING GEAR section. typo or import error…?

  2. thanks for the heads up. just double checked and while one was a typo on my behalf, the other (steering gear) was actually wrong in the FSM table. funny thing is, in the instructions it is listed correctly – 70 ft. lbs. go figure.

  3. thank you for the tech info on this site. Have looked at a couple of threads and they are great. Again thanks,Spiritree

  4. This is a bit confusing?
    Is this saying that the rear swaybar links are different torques for upper and lower? and which one is upper and lower?

    Rear Sway Bar
    Stabilizer Bar Link Nut/Bolt 75lbs

    Stabilizer Bar to Link Nut 66lbs

    ————————————–
    Front Sway bar is more straight forward!

    Stabilizer Bar Link Upper Nut 75lbs

    Stabilizer Bar Link Lower Bolt 75lbs

  5. Thanks super ! I didn’t see the torque spec for 3.8 2007 JK cracked connecting rod cap Bolts. The one for the nuts is there but for the bolts is blank. It’s the torque for the nuts the for the bolts.

    Thanks a warm hello from FT. Buchanan, Puerto Rico

  6. Thank you so much for assembling these facts. You do not know the trouble it was finding such simple information. There is everything else out there except for the basics !

    Again thanks again for the information that is so necessary! I wish such information was more readily available without jumping through so many hoops. The forums a great, but information like this is not discussed. I wish there was a subsection of the basics without having to read everyone’s letters about other issues.

    Thank you
    Respectfully
    (Alan Grieve) 1Alanwayne

  7. I’m not sure which axles I have since I have 3.73 gears. Is the 186 which lists 3.21 and 4.10 all inclusive as far as torque settings go? Is there a way to find out which ones I have for future reference?

  8. I don’t see the 3.6 engine listed. Are the torque specs available for that engine or are they the same as the 3.8?

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