Volkswagen Golf III (Mk3) (1991-1997) Torque Spec Settings

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Below you'll find the tightening torques for the Volkswagen Golf III (Mk3) 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 Volkswagen Golf III (Mk3)

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • AEK
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • AFT
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • AKS
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • ADY
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • AGG
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • AKR
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABF
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 25 18 All other engines
  • Petrol Engines
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Disc brake Front brake caliper mounting bracket bolts 125 92 Girling caliper
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper mounting bracket bolts 65 48
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  • Production years: 1991 - 1997
  • Generation: 3
  • Type of van: car
  • Model variant: Base

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Sump drain plug 40 30
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABF
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Oil pan Sump drain plug 30 22 Pressed-steel sump
  • Petrol Engines
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Oil pan Sump drain plug 30 22 Pressed-steel sump
  • Diesel Engines
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Oil pan Sump drain plug 20 15 Cast aluminium sump
  • Petrol Engines
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Oil pan Sump drain plug 20 15 Cast aluminium sump
  • Diesel Engines
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Oil pan Sump retaining bolts 20 15 Pressed-steel sump
  • Petrol Engines
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Oil pan Sump retaining bolts 15 11 Cast aluminium sump to aluminium alloy block
  • Petrol Engines
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Oil pan Sump retaining bolts 13 10 Cast aluminium sump to cast iron block
  • Petrol Engines
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Oil pan Sump retaining bolts 20 15
  • Diesel Engines
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Oil feeder Piston oil jet/pressure relief valve 27 20
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Oil pump Oil pump mounting bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Oil pump Oil pump to Crankcase bolts 20 15
  • Petrol Engines
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Oil pump Oil pump drive chain guide rail to Crankcase bolts 10 7
  • Petrol Engines
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Oil pump Oil pump cover bolts 10 7
  • Petrol Engines
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Oil pump Oil pump cover screws 10 7
  • Diesel Engines
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Oil pump Oil pickup to Oil pump bolts 10 7
  • Petrol Engines
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Oil pump Oil pump pickup tube screws 10 7
  • Diesel Engines
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 40 30 Stage 1
  • Petrol Engines
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 60 44 Stage 2
  • Petrol Engines
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 40 30 Stage 1
  • Diesel Engines
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Cylinder head Cylinder head bolts 60 44 Stage 2
  • Diesel Engines
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • AEK
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • AFT
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • AKS
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • ADY
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • AGG
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • AKR
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 30 22
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABF
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 25 18 All other engines
  • Petrol Engines
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Spark plugs Distributor clamp bolts 10 7
  • Petrol Engines
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Spark plugs Distributor clamp bolts 10 7
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABF
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Spark plugs Distributor clamp bolts 10 7
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABU
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Spark plugs Distributor clamp bolts 10 7
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABD
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Spark plugs Distributor clamp plate bolt 25 18
  • Petrol Engines
  • AEA
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Glow plugs Glow plug to Cylinder head 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
  • 1Z
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Glow plugs Glow plug to Cylinder head 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
  • 1Y
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Glow plugs Glow plug to Cylinder head 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
  • AAZ
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Intake manifold Inlet manifold bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Intake manifold Inlet manifold retaining bolts 25 18 Single-point petrol injection
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Intake manifold Upper inlet manifold to Lower inlet manifold bolts 20 15 Multipoint petrol injection
  • ABF
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Intake manifold Upper inlet manifold to Lower inlet manifold bolts 20 15 Multipoint petrol injection
  • AEK
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Intake manifold Inlet manifold heater retaining screws 10 7 Single-point petrol injection
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Intake manifold Inlet manifold to Cylinder head 25 18 Multipoint petrol injection
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Throttle body Throttle body retaining screws 10 7 Single-point petrol injection
  • AAM
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Throttle body Throttle body retaining screws 10 7 Single-point petrol injection
  • ABS
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Throttle body Throttle body retaining screws 10 7 Single-point petrol injection
  • ADZ
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Throttle body Throttle body retaining screws 15 11 Single-point petrol injection
  • ABU
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Throttle body Throttle body retaining screws 15 11 Single-point petrol injection
  • AEA
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Throttle body Throttle body retaining screws 15 11 Single-point petrol injection
  • ABD
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Throttle body Throttle body through bolts 10 7 M6 bolts, Multipoint petrol injection
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Throttle body Throttle body through bolts 20 15 M8 bolts, Multipoint petrol injection
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Engine block Engine mounting front block bolt 50 37
  • Petrol Engines
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Engine block Engine mounting front block bolt 50 37
  • Diesel Engines
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Engine block Engine mounting rear block to Body bolts 25 18
  • Petrol Engines
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Engine block Engine mounting rear block to Body bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Engine mounts Engine mounting front bracket bolts 50 37
  • Petrol Engines
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Engine mounts Engine mounting front bracket bolts 55 41
  • Diesel Engines
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Engine mounts Left rear mounting bracket bolts 25 18
  • Petrol Engines
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Engine mounts Left rear mounting bracket bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Engine mounts Right rear mounting bracket bolts 25 18
  • Petrol Engines
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Engine mounts Right rear mounting bracket bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Engine mounts Engine mounting through bolts 50 37
  • Petrol Engines
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Engine mounts Engine mounting through bolts 50 37
  • Diesel Engines
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Sensor Inlet manifold temperature sensor 10 7 Multipoint petrol injection
  • AEK
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Sensor Knock sensor mounting bolt 20 15
  • Petrol Engines
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Alternator Alternator mounting bolts 25 18
  • Petrol Engines
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Alternator Alternator mounting bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Alternator Alternator mounting bracket nuts 30 22
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Starter Starter motor mounting bolts 20 15
  • ABU
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Starter Starter motor mounting bolts 20 15
  • ABD
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Starter Starter motor mounting lower bolt 45 33 All engines except ABU, ABD
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Starter Starter motor mounting upper bolt 60 44 All engines except ABU, ABD
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Starter Starter motor mounting stud 60 44 All engines except ABU, ABD
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Starter Power steering hose guide to Starter motor 20 15 All engines except ABU, ABD
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Battery Battery clamping plate screw 20 15
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Battery Battery mounting tray screws 15 11
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Battery Battery terminal bolts 5 4
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap bolts 10 7 Cap no 5
  • ABD
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap bolts 10 7 Cap no 5
  • ABU
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap bolts 10 7 Cap no 5
  • AEA
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap nuts 6 4 Stage 1
  • ABD
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap nuts 6 4 Stage 1
  • ABU
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap nuts 6 4 Stage 1
  • AEA
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap nuts 15 11
  • ABF
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap nuts 20 15 All other engines
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap nuts 20 15
  • Diesel Engines
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Camshaft Camshaft sprocket bolt 65 48
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABF
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Camshaft Camshaft sprocket bolt 80 59 All other engines
  • Petrol Engines
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Camshaft Camshaft sprocket bolt 45 33
  • Diesel Engines
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Camshaft Camshaft cover retaining screws/nuts 10 7
  • Petrol Engines
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Camshaft Camshaft cover screws 10 7
  • Diesel Engines
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Stage 1
  • 1Y
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Stage 1
  • AAZ
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Stage 1
  • 1Z
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Stage 1
  • ADZ
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Stage 1
  • ADY
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Stage 1
  • AEK
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48
  • AAM
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48
  • ABS
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48
  • 2E
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48
  • ABF
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Bolts with full length threads, Stage 1
  • ABD
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Bolts with full length threads, Stage 1
  • ABU
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Bolts with full length threads, Stage 1
  • AEA
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Bolts with part length threads
  • ABD
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Bolts with part length threads
  • ABU
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Crankshaft Crankshaft main bearing cap bolts 65 48 Bolts with part length threads
  • AEA
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Crankshaft Crankshaft sprocket bolt 90 66 Stage 1
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABU
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Crankshaft Crankshaft sprocket bolt 90 66 Stage 1
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABD
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Crankshaft Crankshaft sprocket bolt 90 66 Stage 1
  • Petrol Engines
  • AEA
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Crankshaft Crankshaft sprocket bolt 90 66 All other engines, Stage 1
  • Petrol Engines
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Crankshaft Crankshaft sprocket bolt 90 66 Stage 1
  • Diesel Engines
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Crankshaft Crankshaft auxiliary belt pulley screws 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Crankshaft Crankshaft oil seal housing bolts 10 7
  • Petrol Engines
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Crankshaft Crankshaft front oil seal housing bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Crankshaft Crankshaft rear oil seal housing bolts 10 7
  • Diesel Engines
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Common rail Fuel rail upper to lower section screw 10 7 Multipoint petrol injection
  • ABF
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Common rail Fuel rail upper to lower section screw 10 7 Multipoint petrol injection
  • 2E
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Water pump Coolant pump bolts 10 7 M6 bolts
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABD
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Water pump Coolant pump bolts 10 7 M6 bolts
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABU
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Water pump Coolant pump bolts 10 7 M6 bolts
  • Petrol Engines
  • AEA
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Water pump Coolant pump bolts 20 15 M8 bolts
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABD
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Water pump Coolant pump bolts 20 15 M8 bolts
  • Petrol Engines
  • ABU
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Water pump Coolant pump bolts 20 15 M8 bolts
  • Petrol Engines
  • AEA
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Water pump Coolant pump retaining bolts 10 7
  • 1.6L Engine
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Water pump Coolant pump retaining bolts 10 7
  • 1.8L Engine
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Water pump Coolant pump retaining bolts 10 7
  • 1.9L Engine
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Water pump Coolant pump retaining bolts 10 7
  • 2.0L Engine
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Water pump Coolant pump pulley bolts 25 18
  • 1.6L Engine
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Water pump Coolant pump pulley bolts 25 18
  • 1.8L Engine
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Water pump Coolant pump pulley bolts 25 18
  • 1.9L Engine
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Water pump Coolant pump pulley bolts 25 18
  • 2.0L Engine
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Intercooler Intercooler mounting bolts 10 7
  • Diesel Engines
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Radiator Radiator mounting bolts 10 7
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Radiator Thermostat housing retaining bolts/studs 20 15 Stage 1
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Radiator Thermostat cover bolts 10 7
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Radiator Cooling fan retaining nuts 10 7
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Radiator Cooling fan thermostatic switch 35 26
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing belt tensioner centre nut/bolt 45 33
  • Petrol Engines
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing belt tensioner locknut 20 15
  • Diesel Engines
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Auxiliary belt pulley bolts 20 15
  • Petrol Engines
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Idler roller to Timing belt cover 25 18 TDi engines only
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Fuel pipe to Throttle body banjo bolts 25 18 Single-point petrol injection
  • ABD
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Fuel system Fuel tank strap bolts 25 18 Single-point petrol injection
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Fuel system Fuel tank retaining strap bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Injection pump sprocket 45 33
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Injection pump fuel supply and return banjo bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Injection pump fuel union lock nuts 20 15
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Injection pump head fuel unions 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Injection pump timing plug 15 11
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Injection pump to Front support bracket bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Injection pump to Rear support bracket bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Injection pump top cover screws 10 7
  • Diesel Engines
  • 1Z
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Fuel system Injection fuel pipe unions 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Injectors 70 52 D and TD models
  • Diesel Engines
  • 1Y
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Fuel system Injectors 70 52 D and TD models
  • Diesel Engines
  • AAZ
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Fuel system Injectors retaining bolt 20 15 SDi and TDi models
  • Diesel Engines
  • AEY
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Fuel system Injectors retaining bolt 20 15 SDi and TDi models
  • Diesel Engines
  • 1Z
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Fuel system Injectors retaining bolt 20 15 SDi and TDi models
  • Diesel Engines
  • AHU
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Fuel system Injectors retaining bolt 20 15 SDi and TDi models
  • Diesel Engines
  • ALE
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Fuel system Injectors retaining bolt 20 15 SDi and TDi models
  • Diesel Engines
  • AFN
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Fuel system Injectors retaining bolt 20 15 SDi and TDi models
  • Diesel Engines
  • AVG
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drivetrain torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
CVs Inner constant velocity joint retaining bolts 45 33
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Clutch pressure plate Flywheel to Pressure plate bolts 20 15
  • 020 Transmission
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Clutch pressure plate Pressure plate to Flywheel bolts 25 18
  • 084 Transmission
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Clutch pressure plate Pressure plate to Flywheel bolts 25 18
  • 085 Transmission
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Clutch pressure plate Pressure plate to Flywheel bolts 20 15
  • 02A Transmission
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Clutch pressure plate Pressure plate to Crankshaft bolts 60 44 Stage 1
  • 020 Transmission
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Clutch assembly Clutch hydraulic pipe unions 20 15
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Clutch assembly Master cylinder to Bulkhead nuts 25 18
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Clutch assembly Slave cylinder to Transmission mounting bolts 25 18
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Clutch assembly Clutch shield plate 15 11
  • Manual Transmission
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel mounting bolts 60 44 Stage 1
  • Petrol Engines
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Transmission fluid pan Filler/Level & drain plugs 25 18
  • Petrol Engines
  • Manual Transmission
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Transmission fluid pan Filler/Level & drain plugs 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
  • Manual Transmission
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Transmission mount/case Transmission bellhousing to Engine bolts 45 33 M10 bolts
  • ABD
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Transmission mount/case Transmission bellhousing to Engine bolts 45 33 M10 bolts
  • ABU
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Transmission mount/case Transmission bellhousing to Engine bolts 45 33 M10 bolts
  • AEA
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Transmission mount/case Transmission bellhousing to Engine bolts 60 44 M10 bolts, All other engines
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Transmission mount/case Transmission bellhousing to Engine bolts 80 59 M12 bolts
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Transmission mount/case Transmission bellhousing to Engine bolts 60 44 M10 bolts
  • Manual Transmission
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Transmission mount/case Transmission bellhousing to Engine bolts 80 59 M12 bolts
  • Manual Transmission
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Transmission mount/case Transmission bellhousing to Engine bolts 60 44 M10 bolts
  • Automatic Transmission
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Transmission mount/case Transmission bellhousing to Engine bolts 80 59 M12 bolts
  • Automatic Transmission
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Torque converter Torque converter drive plate bolts 60 44 Stage 1
  • Petrol Engines
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Torque converter Torque converter drive plate bolts 60 44
  • Automatic Transmission
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Torque converter Torque converter shield plate 15 11
  • Automatic Transmission
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Transfer Selector cable to Transmission selector lever locking bolt 25 18
  • Automatic Transmission
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Drive/Axle shaft Driveshaft retaining nut 90 66 Early models, Stage 1
  • 2.0L Engine
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Drive/Axle shaft Driveshaft retaining nut 200 148 Later models, Stage 1
  • 2.0L Engine
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Drive/Axle shaft Driveshaft retaining nut 50 37 Later models, Stage 2
  • 2.0L Engine
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Drive/Axle shaft Driveshaft retaining nut 265 195 All other models
  • 2.0L Engine
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Drive/Axle shaft Rear stub axle/backplate retaining bolts 60 44
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steering torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Tie rod end Track rod ball joint retaining nut 35 26
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Tie rod end Track rod ball joint locknut 50 37
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Steering rack Steering gear retaining nuts 30 22
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Steering rack Steering pipe union nuts 30 22
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Steering shaft Intermediate shaft sprocket bolt 45 33
  • 1Y
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Steering shaft Intermediate shaft sprocket bolt 45 33
  • AAZ
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Steering shaft Intermediate shaft sprocket bolt 45 33
  • 1Z
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Steering shaft Intermediate shaft sprocket bolt 65 48
  • ABF
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Steering shaft Intermediate shaft sprocket bolt 80 59 All other engines
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Steering shaft Intermediate shaft flange bolts 25 18
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Steering shaft Intermediate shaft clamp bolts 30 22
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Steering shaft Intermediate shaft connecting piece nuts 25 18
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Steering wheel Steering wheel nut 50 37
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Power steering Power steering pump mounting bolts 25 18
  • Petrol Engines
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Power steering Power steering pump mounting bolts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Power steering Power steering pump swivel bracket and mounting bracket bolts 25 18
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Power steering Power steering pump pulley retaining bolts 25 18
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Power steering Power steering pump feed pipe union bolt 30 22
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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 nuts 25 18 M8 nuts
  • Petrol Engines
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold nuts 40 30 M10 nuts
  • Petrol Engines
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold nuts 25 18
  • Diesel Engines
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust mounting bracket to Body bolts 40 30
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust system clamp bolts 25 18
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Turbo Exhaust downpipe to Turbocharger nuts 25 18
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Turbo Turbocharger to Exhaust manifold bolts 45 33
  • AAZ
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Turbo Turbocharger to Exhaust manifold bolts 35 26
  • 1Z
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Turbo Turbocharger to Exhaust manifold bolts 35 26
  • AHU
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Turbo Turbocharger to Exhaust manifold bolts 35 26
  • ALE
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Turbo Turbocharger to Exhaust manifold bolts 35 26
  • AFN
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Turbo Turbocharger to Exhaust manifold bolts 35 26
  • AVG
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Turbo Turbocharger oil supply pipe (turbocharger union) 25 18
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Turbo Turbocharger oil return pipe (turbocharger union) 40 30
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Turbo Turbocharger oil return pipe (cylinder block banjo bolt) 50 37
  • AAZ
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Turbo Turbocharger oil return pipe (cylinder block banjo bolt) 30 22
  • 1Z
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Turbo Turbocharger oil return pipe (cylinder block banjo bolt) 30 22
  • AHU
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Turbo Turbocharger oil return pipe (cylinder block banjo bolt) 30 22
  • ALE
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Turbo Turbocharger oil return pipe (cylinder block banjo bolt) 30 22
  • AFN
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Turbo Turbocharger oil return pipe (cylinder block banjo bolt) 30 22
  • AVG
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EGR EGR valve to Exhaust manifold connecting pipe 25 18
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EGR EGR valve to Exhaust manifold connecting pipe clamp 10 7
  • 1Y
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brakes torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Disc brake Front brake caliper mounting bolts 25 18 VW caliper
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Disc brake Front brake caliper guide pin bolts 35 26 Girling caliper
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper guide pin bolts 35 26
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Disc brake Front brake caliper mounting bracket bolts 125 92 Girling caliper
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper mounting bracket bolts 65 48
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Master cylinder Master cylinder mounting nuts 20 15
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ABS ABS wheel sensor retaining bolts 10 7
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suspension torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheels Roadwheel bolts 110 81
  • Petrol Engines
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Wheels Roadwheel bolts 110 81
  • Diesel Engines
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Wheels Rear brake wheel cylinder bolts 10 7
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Struts Front suspension strut upper mounting nuts 60 44
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Struts Rear suspension strut upper mounting top nut 25 18
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Struts Rear suspension strut upper mounting bottom nut 15 11
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Struts Rear suspension strut lower mounting bolt 70 52
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Struts Front suspension strut to Swivel hub bolt nut 95 70
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Spring Front suspension strut spring seat retaining nut 60 44
  • 2.0L Engine
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Spring Front suspension strut spring seat retaining nut 40 30 All other models
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Spring Rear suspension strut spring retaining plate nut 15 11
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Front anti-roll bar connecting link retaining nut 25 18
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Control arm Front lower arm pivot bolt 50 37 Stage 1
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Control arm Front lower arm rear mounting bolt 70 52 Stage 1
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Control arm Rear axle pivot bolts 80 59
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Control arm Rear axle mounting bracket retaining bolts 70 52
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Ball joint Front lower arm ball joint retaining bolts 35 26
  • 2.0L Engine
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Ball joint Front lower arm ball joint retaining bolts 35 26 All other models
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Ball joint Front lower arm ball joint retaining nut 45 33
  • 2.0L Engine
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Ball joint Front lower arm ball joint clamp bolt nut 50 37 All other models
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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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