Dodge Nitro 1 (2007-2012) Torque Spec Settings

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Below you'll find the tightening torques for the Dodge Nitro 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 Nitro 1

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Oil pan drain plug 34 25
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 27 20
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Transmission fluid pan Drain plug 30 22
  • R/T
  • NSG370 Manual Transmission
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  • Production years: 2007 - 2012
  • Generation: 1
  • Type of van: car
  • Model variant: Base

All Torque Settings in Tables

engine torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Oil pan drain plug 34 25
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Oil pan Oil pan bolts 15 11
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Oil dipstick Oil dipstick tube to Engine block bolt 15 11
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Oil feeder Oil fill tube bolts 12 9
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Oil pump Oil pump bolts 28 21
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Oil pump Oil pump cover bolts 12 9
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Oil pump Oil pickup tube bolt and nut 28 21
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Piston rods Connecting rod cap bolts 27 20 Step 1
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 27 20 Step 1, Bolts 1-8
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 14 10 Step 2, Bolts 9-12
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 26 19 Step 4, Bolts 9-12
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Cylinder head Cylinder head cover bolts 12 9
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 27 20
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Intake manifold Intake manifold bolts 12 9
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Throttle body Throttle body mounting bolts 8 6
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Throttle body Throttle body to Intake manifold mounting bolts 7 5
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Engine block Cylinder block to Insulator mount bolts 61 45
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Engine block Front and rear oil galley plugs 34 25
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Engine block Block heater bolt 2 1
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Engine mounts Engine mount bracket to Block bolts 61 45
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Engine mounts Front engine mount through bolt retaining nut 61 45
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Engine mounts Rear cover to Engine bolts 54 40
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Engine mounts Transmission bellhousing to Engine mounting bolts 41 30
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Sensor Camshaft position sensor 12 9
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Sensor Crankshaft position sensor 28 21
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Sensor O2S sensor 41 30
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Sensor Knock sensor 20 15
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Alternator Generator mounting bolts 28 21 M8 bolts
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Alternator Generator mounting bolts 54 40 M10 bolts
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Starter Starter mounting bolts 54 40
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Battery Ignition coil mounting 8 6
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Camshaft Camshaft non-oiled sprocket bolt 122 90
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Camshaft Camshaft sprocket bolt - left side 102 75
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Crankshaft Crankshaft damper bolt 175 129
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Crankshaft Counterbalance shaft retaining bolt 28 21
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Crankshaft Counterbalance shaft thrust plate retaining bolt 28 21
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Common rail Fuel rail mounting bolts 11 8
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Water pump Water pump bolts 54 40
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Radiator Viscous fan drive to Engine 95 70
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Radiator Thermostat housing bolts 13 10
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Air conditioning A/C compressor front inboard bolt 40 30
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Air conditioning A/C compressor front outboard bolt 55 41
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Air conditioning A/C compressor rear bolts 55 41
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Air conditioning A/C compressor bracket to Front cover bolt 40 30
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Air conditioning A/C compressor field coil connector bracket screw 4 3
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Air conditioning A/C compressor clutch hub bolt 20 15
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing drive idler sprocket bolt 34 25
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Automatic belt tensioner to Mounting bracket 41 30
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Automatic belt tensioner pulley bolt 61 45
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing chain primary tensioner bolts 28 21
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing chain tensioner arm bolt 28 21
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing chain guide bolts 28 21
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing chain cover bolts 58 43
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Hydraulic tensioner bolts 28 21
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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drivetrain torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Clutch pressure plate Clutch pressure plate bolts 33 24
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel bolts 95 70
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flexplate bolts 95 70
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Transmission mount/case Transmission to Engine bolts 41 30 Bolts 1
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
  • NSG370 Manual Transmission
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Transmission mount/case Transmission to Engine bolts 67 49 Bolts 2
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
  • NSG370 Manual Transmission
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Transmission mount/case Transmission to Engine bolts 54 40 Bolts 3
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
  • NSG370 Manual Transmission
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Transmission mount/case Rear mount to Transmission bolts 46 34
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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steering torque settings

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

exhaust torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold bolts 25 18
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold heat shield nuts 8 6 Step 1
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust pipe to Manifold bolts and nuts 34 25
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Exhaust manifold Front pipe to Exhaust manifold flange connection clamp 10 7
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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Catalytic converter Catalytic converter 27 20
  • R/T
  • 3.7L Engine
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brakes torque settings

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

suspension torque settings

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

general torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Example of a Nitro 1

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