Kia Optima 2 (2006-2010) Torque Spec Settings

Researched by Yien Yien Chan
Updated: January 07, 2024

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Below you'll find the tightening torques for the Kia Optima 2 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 Kia Optima 2

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Drain plug 35 26 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Oil pan Drain plug 45 33 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Oil filter Oil filter 17 13 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Oil filter Oil filter 25 18 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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  • Production years: 2006 - 2010
  • Generation: Second
  • 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 Drain plug 35 26 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Oil pan Drain plug 45 33 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Oil pan Oil pan 10 7 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Oil pan Oil pan 12 9 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Oil filter Oil filter 17 13 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Oil filter Oil filter 25 18 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Oil pressure switch Oil pressure switch and sender assy. 8 6 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Oil pressure switch Oil pressure switch and sender assy. 12 9 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Piston rods Connecting rod bolts 18 13 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Piston rods Connecting rod bolts 22 16 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Piston rods Piston rod to bracket nut 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Piston rods Piston rod to bracket nut 25 18 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Intake manifold Accelator cable bolts to intake manifold 4 3 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Intake manifold Accelator cable bolts to intake manifold 6 4 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Intake manifold Intake manifold mounting bolt, M8 15 11 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Intake manifold Intake manifold mounting bolt, M8 20 15 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Intake manifold Intake manifold mounting bolt, M10 18 13 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Intake manifold Intake manifold mounting bolt, M10 25 18 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Throttle body Throttle body 15 11 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Throttle body Throttle body 22 16 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Throttle body Throttle body to intake manifold 15 11 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Throttle body Throttle body to intake manifold 22 16 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Engine block PCV valve 8 6 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Engine block PCV valve 12 9 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Sensor Knock sensor 16 12 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Sensor Knock sensor 28 21 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Sensor Heated oxygen sensor 35 26 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Sensor Heated oxygen sensor 45 33 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Sensor TP sensor 2 1 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Sensor TP sensor 3 2 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap 19 14 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap 21 15 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Camshaft Camshaft sprocket bolt 80 59 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Camshaft Camshaft sprocket bolt 100 74 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Crankshaft Crankshaft sprocket bolt 110 81 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Crankshaft Crankshaft sprocket bolt 130 96 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Crankshaft Crankshaft pulley to crankshaft sprocket 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Crankshaft Crankshaft pulley to crankshaft sprocket 30 22 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Water pump Engine coolant pump 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Water pump Engine coolant pump 27 20 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Auto tensioner bolt 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Auto tensioner bolt 27 20 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Valve cover Valve cover bolt 8 6 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Valve cover Valve cover bolt 10 7 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Fuel system Fuel pressure gauge to fuel delivery pipe 25 18 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Fuel system Fuel pressure gauge to fuel delivery pipe 35 26 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Fuel system High pressure flare nut 30 22 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Fuel system High pressure flare nut 40 30 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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drivetrain torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheel hub assembly Hub to knuckle 200 148
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Wheel hub assembly Hub to seat 2 1
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Clutch assembly Clutch cover 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Clutch assembly Clutch cover 27 20 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flex plate 73 54 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flex plate 77 57 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel bolts 130 96 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel bolts 140 103 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Transmission mount/case Heat shield bolts 12 9 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Transmission mount/case Heat shield bolts 15 11 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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steering torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Steering rack Steering rack support plug 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Steering rack Steering rack support plug 25 18 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Steering wheel Wheel fastener wheel nut 90 66 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Steering wheel Wheel fastener wheel nut 110 81 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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exhaust torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Exhaust manifold Manifold to head lock nuts 25 18 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Manifold to head lock nuts 30 22 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Lower outside manifold nuts 35 26 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Lower outside manifold nuts 35 26 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Manifold to precast nuts 30 22 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Manifold to precast nuts 40 30 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust pipe clamp bolt 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust pipe clamp bolt 30 22 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust pipe nuts to exhaust manifold 30 22 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust pipe nuts to exhaust manifold 40 30 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust pipe bolt to engine 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust pipe bolt to engine 30 22 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Center exhaust pipe bolt to bracket 10 7 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Center exhaust pipe bolt to bracket 15 11 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold nuts to engine nut, M8 25 18 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold nuts to engine nut, M8 30 22 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold nuts to engine nut, M10 35 26 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold nuts to engine nut, M10 55 41 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Heat protector bolt to exhaust manifold 12 9 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Exhaust manifold Heat protector bolt to exhaust manifold 15 11 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Muffler Resonator mounting bolt 8 6 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Muffler Resonator mounting bolt 10 7 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Muffler Resonator mounting nut 4 3 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Muffler Resonator mounting nut 6 4 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Muffler Center exhaust pipe bolts to main muffler 30 22 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Muffler Center exhaust pipe bolts to main muffler 40 30 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Muffler Hanger bolt to main muffler 10 7 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Muffler Hanger bolt to main muffler 15 11 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Catalytic converter Center exhaust pipe nut to catalytic converter 30 22 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Catalytic converter Center exhaust pipe nut to catalytic converter 40 30 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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brakes torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Disc brake Bleeder screw 7 5 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Disc brake Bleeder screw 13 10 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Disc brake Caliper guide rod bolt 22 16 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Disc brake Caliper guide rod bolt 32 24 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Disc brake Caliper assembly to knuckle 69 51 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Disc brake Caliper assembly to knuckle 85 63 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Disc brake Brake hose to front caliper 25 18 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Disc brake Brake hose to front caliper 30 22 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Disc brake Rear caliper to carrier 50 37 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Disc brake Rear caliper to carrier 60 44 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Brake line Brake tube nut 13 10 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Brake line Brake tube nut 17 13 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Brake booster Brake booster mounting nut 13 10 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Brake booster Brake booster mounting nut 16 12 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Brake booster Brake booster vacuum hose fitting to surge tank 15 11 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Brake booster Brake booster vacuum hose fitting to surge tank 18 13 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Brake pedal Accelerator arm bracket bolt 8 6 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Brake pedal Accelerator arm bracket bolt 12 9 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Master cylinder Proportioning valve mounting to master cylinder 35 26 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Master cylinder Proportioning valve mounting to master cylinder 55 41 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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suspension torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Struts Strut upper mounting nut 40 30 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Struts Strut upper mounting nut 50 37 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Struts Strut mounting self-locking nut 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Struts Strut mounting self-locking nut 25 18 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Struts Fork to lower arm connector nut 100 74 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Struts Fork to lower arm connector nut 20 15 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Struts Fork to strut mounting bolt 60 44 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Struts Fork to strut mounting bolt 80 59 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Shock absorbers/shocksShock absorber upper mounting nut Shock absorber upper mounting nut 40 30 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Shock absorbers/shocks Shock absorber upper mounting nut 50 37 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Shock absorbers/shocksShock absorber upper mounting nut Shock absorber lower mounting bolt 80 59 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Shock absorbers/shocks Shock absorber lower mounting bolt 90 66 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Shock absorbers/shocksShock absorber upper mounting nut Shock absorber mounting self locking nut 20 15 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Shock absorbers/shocks Shock absorber mounting self locking nut 25 18 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Stabilizer bar Stabilizer bar bracket to sub-frame bolt 30 22 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Stabilizer bar Stabilizer bar bracket to sub-frame bolt 45 33 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Stabilizer bar Stabilizer bar bracket crossmember bolt 35 26 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Stabilizer bar Stabilizer bar bracket crossmember bolt 45 33 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Stabilizer link mounting 35 26 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Stabilizer link mounting 45 33 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Trailing arm Trailing arm to body nut 140 103 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Trailing arm Trailing arm to body nut 160 118 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Trailing arm Trailing arm to carrier nut 100 74 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Trailing arm Trailing arm to carrier nut 120 89 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Ball joint Upper front upper arm ball joint 35 26 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Ball joint Upper front upper arm ball joint 45 33 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Ball joint Lower arm ball joint 75 55 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Ball joint Lower arm ball joint 90 66 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Ball joint Lower arm ball joint to knuckle mounting bolt 100 74 Minimum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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Ball joint Lower arm ball joint to knuckle mounting bolt 120 89 Maximum
  • 2.4L Gasoline Engine
  • L4
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general torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Example of a Optima 2

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