Kia Sorento (2003-2010) Torque Spec Settings

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Below you'll find the tightening torques for the Kia Sorento 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 settings for Kia Sorento

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Oil drain plug 60 44 Gearbox A5SR2 (Min.)
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Oil pan Oil drain plug 64 47 Gearbox A5SR2 (Max.)
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Oil pan Oil drain plug 60 44 Gearbox M5UR1 (Min.)
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Oil pan Oil drain plug 65 48 Gearbox M5UR1 (Max.)
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 22 16 Minimum
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Intake manifold Intake manifold 20 15
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  • Production years: 2003 - 2010
  • 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 drain plug 60 44 Gearbox A5SR2 (Min.)
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Oil pan Oil drain plug 64 47 Gearbox A5SR2 (Max.)
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Oil pan Oil drain plug 60 44 Gearbox M5UR1 (Min.)
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Oil pan Oil drain plug 65 48 Gearbox M5UR1 (Max.)
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Oil pan Oil sump 10 7 Minimum
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Oil pan Oil sump 12 9 Maximum
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Oil filter Oil filter plug 60 44 Gearbox M5UR1 (Min.)
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Oil filter Oil filter plug 65 48 Gearbox M5UR1 (Max.)
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Oil filter Oil filter housing 22 16 Minimum
  • Straight-4
  • 2.5L Diesel
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Oil filter Oil filter housing 25 18 Maximum
  • Straight-4
  • 2.5L Diesel
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Oil pump Oil pump chain wheel 20 15 Minimum
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Oil pump Oil pump chain wheel 22 16 Maximum
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Cylinder head Cylinder head 15 11 Camshaft bearing
  • Straight-4
  • 2.5L Diesel
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Cylinder head Cylinder head 49 36 Cylinder head screws
  • Straight-4
  • 2.5L Diesel
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 22 16 Minimum
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Glow plugs Glow plugs 15 11 Minimum
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Glow plugs Glow plugs 20 15 Maximum
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Intake manifold Intake manifold 20 15
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Sensor Knock sensor 16 12 Minimum
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Sensor Knock sensor 24 18 Maximum
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Sensor Lambda sensor 50 37 Minimum
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Sensor Lambda sensor 60 44 Maximum
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Starter Starter 50 37 Minimum
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Starter Starter 60 44 Maximum
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Camshaft Camshaft drive belt deflection pulley 50 37 Minimum
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Camshaft Camshaft drive belt deflection pulley 60 44 Maximum
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Camshaft Camshaft timing chain guide rail 10 7 Minimum
  • Straight-4
  • 2.5L Diesel
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Camshaft Camshaft timing chain guide rail 12 9 Maximum
  • Straight-4
  • 2.5L Diesel
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Water pump Coolant pump 20 15 Minimum
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Water pump Coolant pump 30 22 Maximum
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Water pump Coolant pump pulley 8 6 Minimum
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Water pump Coolant pump pulley 10 7 Maximum
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Fuel/Oil cooler Oil cooler 18 13 Minimum
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Fuel/Oil cooler Oil cooler 25 18 Maximum
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Valve cover Valve cover 10 7 Minimum
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Valve cover Valve cover 12 9 Maximum
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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 15 11 Minimum
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Clutch pressure plate Clutch pressure plate 20 15 Maximum
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Drive/Axle shaft Front axle brake 22 16 Minimum
  • Front
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Drive/Axle shaft Front axle brake 32 24 Maximum
  • Front
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Drive/Axle shaft Propeller shaft 26 19 With permanent four-wheel drive (Min.)
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Drive/Axle shaft Propeller shaft 30 22 With permanent four-wheel drive (Max.)
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Drive/Axle shaft Propeller shaft 50 37 With selectable all-wheel drive (Min.)
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Drive/Axle shaft Propeller shaft 60 44 With selectable all-wheel drive (Max.)
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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 20 15 Minimum
  • Straight-4
  • 2.5L Diesel
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold 25 18 Maximum
  • Straight-4
  • 2.5L Diesel
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold heat shield 15 11 Minimum
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold heat shield 20 15 Maximum
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Turbo Exhaust Pipe 30 22
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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 Sorento

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