Jeep JK Steering and Suspension Torque Specs

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Jeep JK Steering and Suspension Torque SpecsDuring routine maintenance and after doing any kind of modification to your steering, suspension, or drive train, all bolts and nuts should be checked to ensure that they have been tightened to specification.

A good example of when you should ensure that you have properly torqued your Jeep’s nuts and bolts to specification is after installing a lift kit. Another great example that is a bit more common would be your wheels.
When a lift kit is installed, many components may need to be replaced or temporarily removed, upon re-installation these parts must be properly torqued. With the vibrations and impacts that Jeep JK’s experience both on and off-road, improperly torqued bolts could easily be shaken loose and then run the risk of causing the component to fall off. A torque wrench is a precision tool that is used to apply the correct amount of torque to the nut or bolt that is being tightened. There are several types of torque wrenches including a beam type, click type, digital, and dial type.

In order to find the specifications for your Wrangler JK you can look either in the factory service manual for your Jeep or check this post.

Fitment includes: 2007-2018 JK

Steering Torque Specs

Description Specification

Pitman Shaft Overcenter Drag 4-7 in.lbs Worm Shaft Preload

Power Steering Gear Adjustment Screw Locknut 48 ft-lbs

Power Steering Gear To Frame Bolts 87 ft-lbs

Power Steering Gear Pitman Shaft Nut 185 ft-lbs

Power Steering Gear Pressure Line 27 ft-lbs

Power Steering Gear Return Line 27 ft-lbs

Pitman Arm Shaft 185 ft-lbs

Drag Link Ball Stud To Pitman Arm 77 ft-lbs

Drag Link Ball Stud To Knuckle 63 ft-lbs

Drag Link Clamp 26 ft-lbs

Tie Rod Ends Ball Studs 63 ft-lbs

Tie Rod Ends Clamp 45 ft-lbs

Steering Stabilizer To Frame 50 ft-lbs

Steering Stabilizer Tie Rod nut 50 ft-lbs

Track Bar Frame Bracket Nut 125 ft-lbs

Track Bar Axle Bracket Bolt 125 ft-lbs

Power Steering Pump To engine 19 ft-lbs

Diesel Power Steering Pump Pulley 21 ft-lbs

Power Steering Pump Pressure Line 23 ft-lbs

 

Front Suspension Torque Specs

Description Specification

Shock Absorber Upper Nut 20 ft-lbs

Shock Absorber Lower Nut 56 ft-lbs

Control Arm Lower Axle Bracket Nut 125 ft-lbs

Control Arm Lower Frame Bracket Nut 125 ft-lbs

Control Arm Upper Axle Bracket Nut/Bolt 75 ft-lbs

Control Arm Upper Frame Bracket Bolt 75 ft-lbs

Sway Bar Retainer Bolts 45 ft-lbs

Sway Bar Link Upper Nut 75 ft-lbs

Sway Bar Link Lower Bolt 75 ft-lbs

Track Bar Frame Bracket Nut 125 ft-lbs

Track Bar Axle Bracket Bolt 125 ft-lbs

Hub/Bearing Bolts 75 ft-lbs

Hub/Bearing Axle Nut 100 ft-lbs

Jounce Cup Bolt 31 ft-lbs

Drag link To Knuckle (Right Side) 55 ft-lbs

Drag link To Knuckle 55 ft-lbs

Axle Shaft Nut 100 ft-lbs

Wheel speed Sensor 34-50 in-lbs

 

Rear Suspension Torque Specs

Description Specification

Shock Absorber Upper Bolts 37 ft-lbs

Shock Absorber Lower Nut 56 ft-lbs

Control Arm Lower Axle Bracket Nut 125 ft-lbs

Control Arm Lower Frame Bracket Bolt 125 ft-lbs

Control Arm Upper Axle Bracket Bolt 125 ft-lbs

Control Arm Upper Frame Bracket Bolt 125 ft-lbs

Sway Bar Retainer Bolts 45 ft-lbs

Sway Bar Link Nut/Bolt 75 ft-lbs

Sway Bar To Link Nut 66 ft-lbs

Track Bar Frame Bracket Nut 125 ft-lbs

Track Bar Axle Bracket Bolt 125 ft-lbs

 

 

January 10, 2019 |

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