Dodge Caliber 1 (2007-2012) Torque Spec Settings

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Below you'll find the tightening torques for the Dodge Caliber 1 in both Nm and ft/lbs. The first table contains the most-used torque settings. The tables after it contain all torque spec values I could find.

Most-used torque specs for Dodge Caliber 1

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Oil pan drain plug 40 30
  • 1.8L Engines
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Oil filter Oil filter 14 10
  • 1.8L Engines
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 27 20
  • 1.8L Engines
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Water pump Water pump pulley bolts 28 21
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Transmission fluid pan Drain plug 32 24
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  • Production years: 2007 - 2012
  • Generation: 1
  • Type of van: car
  • Model variant: Base

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engine torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Oil pan bolts 9 7 M6 bolts
  • 1.8L Engines
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Oil pan Oil pan bolts 4 3 M8 bolts
  • 1.8L Engines
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Oil pan Oil pan drain plug 40 30
  • 1.8L Engines
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Oil filter Oil filter 14 10
  • 1.8L Engines
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Oil filter Oil filter nipple 49 36
  • 1.8L Engines
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Oil pressure switch Oil pressure switch 8 6
  • 1.8L Engines
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Oil feeder Oil jet fastener 12 9
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Piston rods Connecting rod cap bolts 20 15
  • 1.8L Engines
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 30 22 Short head bolt, First stage
  • 1.8L Engines
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 61 45 Short head bolt, Second stage
  • 1.8L Engines
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 61 45 Short head bolt, Third stage
  • 1.8L Engines
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 30 22 Long head bolt, First stage
  • 1.8L Engines
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 73 54 Long head bolt, Second stage
  • 1.8L Engines
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 73 54 Long head bolt, Third stage
  • 1.8L Engines
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 27 20
  • 1.8L Engines
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Intake manifold Intake manifold bolts 24 18
  • 1.8L Engines
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Engine block PCV valve 5 4
  • 1.8L Engines
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Engine block Engine ground strap to Strut tower bolt 12 9
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Engine block Engine ground strap to Engine cylinder head bolt 28 21
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Engine mounts Engine mounting bracket 50 37
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Engine mounts Engine support bracket bolts 40 30
  • 1.8L Engines
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Sensor ABS dynamics sensor mounting nuts 9 7
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Sensor ABS wheel speed sensor front head mounting screw 12 9
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Sensor ABS wheel speed sensor rear head mounting screw 10 7
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Sensor ABS wheel speed sensor routing bracket mounting screw 18 13
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Sensor Front tire pressure sensors union nuts 8 6
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Sensor Rear tire pressure sensors union nuts 8 6
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Sensor Coolant temperature sender 18 13
  • 1.8L Engines
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Sensor Engine coolant temperature sensor 19 14
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Sensor Wheel speed sensor mounting screw 18 13
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Sensor Wheel speed sensor mounting screw 10 7
  • FWD
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Sensor Wheel speed sensor on Trailing link screw 18 13
  • AWD
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Sensor Wheel speed sensor on Trailing link screw 18 13
  • FWD
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Sensor Wheel speed sensor cable routing clamp mounting screw 18 13
  • AWD
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Sensor Wheel speed sensor cable routing clamp mounting screw 18 13
  • FWD
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Alternator Generator mounting pivot bolt 54 40
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Alternator Generator mounting locking nut 54 40
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Alternator Generator output terminal stud nut 14 10
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Starter Starter solenoid B(+) terminal stud nut 13 10
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Starter Totally integrated power module B(+) terminal stud nut 10 7
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Battery Battery terminal clamp pinch bolt hex nut 5 4
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Battery Battery hold down bolt 7 5
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Battery Battery negative cable ground eyelet terminal to Engine block bolt 17 13
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Battery Battery negative cable eyelet terminal to Inner fender bolt 12 9
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Battery Lower battery tray bolts 11 8
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Battery Upper battery tray bolts 11 8
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Battery Battery tray nut 11 8
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap bolts 12 9 M6 bolts
  • 1.8L Engines
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap bolts 30 22 M8 bolts
  • 1.8L Engines
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Camshaft Camshaft timing chain guide rail 10 7
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Camshaft Camshaft timing chain tensioner 12 9
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Camshaft Phaser to Camshaft bolt 59 44
  • 1.8L Engines
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Crankshaft Main bearing cap bolts 15 11 Bolt head 1&2, First stage
  • 1.8L Engines
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Crankshaft Main bearing cap bolts 27 20 Bolt head 1&2, Second stage
  • 1.8L Engines
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Crankshaft Main bearing cap bolts 15 11 Other bolt head, First stage
  • 1.8L Engines
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Crankshaft Main bearing cap bolts 45 33 Other bolt head, Second stage
  • 1.8L Engines
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Crankshaft Crankshaft pulley 10 7 First stage
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Crankshaft Crankshaft damper bolt 210 155
  • 1.8L Engines
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Water pump Water pump bolts 24 18
  • 1.8L Engines
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Water pump Water pump to Engine block bolts 12 9
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Water pump Water pump pulley bolts 28 21
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Water pump Water pump inlet tube to Water pump housing bolts 24 18
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Fuel/Oil cooler Oil cooler connector bolt 49 36
  • 1.8L Engines
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Intercooler Charge air cooler to Radiator bolts 5 4 Turbo equipped
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Radiator Radiator fan retaining screws 6 4
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Radiator Radiator inlet neck fasteners 6 4 Turbo equipped
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Radiator Bypass valve to Radiator screw 5 4
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Radiator Transmission coller to Radiator screw 5 4
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Radiator Transmission cooler to Radiator screws 8 6
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Radiator Coolant recovery bottle bolt 4 3
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Radiator Coolant adapter bolts 13 10
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Radiator Inlet housing to Coolant adapter bolts 7 5
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Air conditioning A/C condenser to Radiator bolts 5 4
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing case cover 12 9 M6
  • 1.8L Engines
  • EBA
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing case cover 9 7 M6
  • 2.0L Engines
  • ECN
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing case cover 12 9 M6
  • 2.4L Engines
  • ED4
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing case cover 23 17 M8
  • 1.8L Engines
  • EBA
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing case cover 26 19 M8
  • 2.0L Engines
  • ECN
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing case cover 23 17 M8
  • 2.4L Engines
  • ED4
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing chain cover bolts 9 7 M6 bolts
  • 1.8L Engines
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing chain cover bolts 26 19 M8 bolts
  • 1.8L Engines
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Toothed belt tensioning roller 20 15 First stage
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Automatic belt tensioner pulley bolt 27 20
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Automatic belt tension assembly bolt 54 40
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Accessory drive belt tensioner mounting bolt 12 9
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Idler pulley mounting bolt 28 21
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PCM TCM nuts 15 11
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drivetrain torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Differential Carrier case cover cap bolts 48 35
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Differential Carrier case cover bolts 23 17
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Differential Ring gear bolts 41 30
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Differential Damper to Transaxle nuts 24 18
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Differential Transaxle to Engine mounting bolts 95 70
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Wheel hub assembly Front hub nut 245 181
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Wheel hub assembly Rear hub nut 245 181
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Wheel hub assembly Rear hub nut 245 181
  • AWD
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Wheel hub assembly Rear hub and bearing mounting bolts 105 77
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Wheel hub assembly Rear hub and bearing toTrailing link bolts 105 77
  • AWD
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Wheel hub assembly Rear hub and bearing toTrailing link bolts 105 77
  • FWD
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Clutch pressure plate Pressure plate to Flywheel bolts 28 21
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Clutch pressure plate Pressure plate bolts 31 23
  • Diesel Engines
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Clutch assembly Modular clutch to Drive plate bolts 88 65
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Clutch assembly Clutch master cylinder body to Dash panel retaining nuts 15 11
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Clutch assembly Clutch master cylinder to Dash panel nuts 34 25
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Clutch assembly ECC mounting bolts 68 50
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Clutch assembly ECC routing bracket bolt 14 10
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel to Crankshaft bolts 95 70
  • 1.8L Engines
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel to Crankshaft bolts 95 70
  • Gas Engines
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel to Crankshaft bolts 45 33
  • Diesel Engines
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Flywheel/Flex plate Driveplate to Crankshaft bolts 95 70
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flex plate to Crankshaft bolts 29 21 First stage
  • 1.8L Engines
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Transmission fluid pan Fill plug 32 24
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Transmission fluid pan Drain plug 32 24
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Transmission fluid pan Gearbox oil drain plug 39 29
  • BSG Gearbox
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Transmission fluid pan Gearbox oil drain plug 14 10
  • NV T355 Gearbox
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Transmission fluid pan Gearbox oil sump 8 6
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Transmission mount/case Bell housing bolts 48 35
  • 1.8L Engines
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Transmission mount/case Crossmember mounting bolts 190 140
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Transmission mount/case Crossmember stay brace mounting screws 25 18
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Drive/Axle shaft Propeller shaft mounting bolts 41 30
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Drive/Axle shaft Propeller shaft retaining nuts 47 35
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Drive/Axle shaft Propeller shaft heat shield retaining nuts 21 15
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Drive/Axle shaft Halfshaft outer stub axle nut 244 180
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Drive/Axle shaft Halfshaft bracket upper mounting bolts 75 55
  • 2WD
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Drive/Axle shaft Halfshaft bracket to Engine lower mounting bolt 75 55
  • 2WD
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Drive/Axle shaft Halfshaft stay bracket bolts 61 45
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Drive/Axle shaft Halfshaft to Left rear hub nut 244 180
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Drive/Axle shaft Driveline module side mounting bolts 102 75
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Drive/Axle shaft Driveline module side bolts 153 113
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Drive/Axle shaft Rear driveline module mounting bolt 102 75
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Drive/Axle shaft Driveline module rear bolt 217 160
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Drive/Axle shaft Rear driveline stay bracket bolts 61 45
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steering torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Tie rod end Tie rod end to Knuckle nut 102 75
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Tie rod end Tie rod adjuster jam nut 75 55
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Steering knuckle Steering knuckle to Ball joint stud bolt and nut 95 70
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Steering rack Steering gear mounting bolts 70 52
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Pinion Pinion nut 74 55
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Power steering Power steering hose routing clamp mounting screw 9 7
  • Gas Engines
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exhaust torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold bolts 34 25
  • 1.8L Engines
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold heat shield bolts 7 5 M6x25mm bolts
  • 1.8L Engines
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold heat shield bolts 9 7 M6x70mm bolts
  • 1.8L Engines
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Muffler Muffler ground strap bolt 8 6
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Muffler Ground strap to Rear floor pan bolt 8 6
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brakes torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Disc brake Disc brake caliper adapter bracket to Knuckle - Front 108 80
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Disc brake Disc brake caliper adapter bracket to Knuckle - Rear 72 53
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Disc brake Disc brake caliper guide pin bolts 43 32
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Disc brake Disc brake caliper bleeder screw 8 6
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Disc brake Disc brake caliper adapter to Brake support plate mounting bolts 105 77
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Disc brake Disc brake caliper lower guide pin bolt 60 44
  • AWD
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Disc brake Disc brake caliper lower guide pin bolt 60 44
  • FWD
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Disc brake Drum brake wheel cylinder mounting screws 13 10
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Disc brake Drum brake wheel cylinder bleeder screw 10 7
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Disc brake Brake fluid reservoir mounting screw 6 4
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Brake line Front caliper brake flex hose banjo bolt 24 18
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Brake line Rear caliper brake flex hose fitting 15 11
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Brake line Brake flex hose trailing link mounting nut 15 11
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Brake line Brake flex hose trailing link mounting screw 23 17
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Brake line Brake tube nuts 17 13
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Brake booster Brake booster mounting nuts 23 17
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Brake pedal Brake pedal mounting nuts 23 17
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Brake pedal Brake pedal and Booster to Dash nuts 34 25
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Brake pedal Brake pedal assembly to Instrument panel 34 25
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Brake pedal Clutch pedal nuts 34 25
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Brake pedal Clutch pedal adjustment screw 6 4
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Brake pedal Clutch pedal assembly to Instrument panel 34 25
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Brake pedal Clutch pedal pivot shaft nut 42 31
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Master cylinder Master cylinder mounting nuts 25 18
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Master cylinder Master cylinder mounting nuts 15 11 LHD model
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Master cylinder Master cylinder pushrod adjustment screw 6 4 LHD model
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Master cylinder Master cylinder reservoir mounting bolts 11 8 LHD model
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Master cylinder Master cylinder reservoir mounting bolts 3 2 RHD model
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Master cylinder Slave cylinder to Transaxle 12 9
  • 2.0L Engines
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Master cylinder Slave cylinder to Transaxle 12 9
  • 2.4L Engines
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Master cylinder Slave cylinder to Transaxle 19 14
  • 2.0L Engines
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Master cylinder Slave cylinder to Transaxle 19 14
  • 2.4L Engines
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Master cylinder Slave cylinder to Case bolts 2 1 First stage
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Master cylinder Slave cylinder to Case bolts 5 4 Second stage
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Master cylinder Slave cylinder to Case bolts 8 6 Third stage
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Master cylinder Proportioning valves 30 22
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Parking brake Parking brake lever mounting nuts 28 21
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ABS ABS ICU to Bracket mounting bolt 11 8
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ABS ABS ICU mounting pins 11 8
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ABS ABS ICU mounting bracket to Frame screws 23 17
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ABS ABS ABM to HCU mounting screws 2 1
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suspension torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheels Front wheel lug nuts 128 94
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Wheels Front wheel attachment 135 100
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Wheels Rear wheel attachment 135 100
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Wheels Wheel mounting nuts 135 100
  • AWD
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Wheels Wheel mounting nuts 135 100
  • FWD
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Struts Strut clevis to Knuckle nuts 84 62
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Struts Strut rod nut 60 44
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Struts Strut to Tower nuts 48 35
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Shock absorbers/shocks Shock assembly lower mounting bolt nut 99 73
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Shock absorbers/shocks Shock assembly upper mounting nuts 48 35
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Shock absorbers/shocks Shock rod nut 24 18
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Stabilizer bar Front stabilizer bar cushion retainer bolts 30 22
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Stabilizer bar Rear stabiilizer bar cushion retainer screws 34 25
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Stabilizer bar Front stabilizer mounting to Stabilizer 50 37
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Stabilizer bar Sway bar nut 61 45
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Stabilizer bar link nuts 58 43
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Control arm Lower control arm front pivot bolt 183 135
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Control arm Lower control arm rear pivot bolt 183 135
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Control arm Lower control arm trailing link bolt nut 95 70
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Control arm Lower control arm crossmember mounting bolt nut 95 70
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Control arm Upper control arm trailing link bolt nut 95 70
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Control arm Upper control arm crossmember mounting bolt 95 70
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Control arm Toe link trailing link mounting bolt 95 70
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Control arm Toe link cam bolt nut 25 18
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Trailing arm Trailing link body mounting bolts 60 44
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Ball joint Lower ball joint stud pinch bolt 82 60
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general torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
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