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TJ Wrangler Torque Specs (1997 – 2006)

Written By: Louis Orellana

Contents
  1. Battery - Charging System (1997 - 2006)
  2. Body (1997 - 2006)
  3. Brakes (1997 - 2006)
  4. Brakes - Antilock (1997 - 2006)
  5. Clutch (1997 - 2006)
  6. Cooling System (1997 - 2006)
  7. Differential and Driveline - Propeller Shafts & U-Joints (1997-2006)
  8. Differential and Driveline - Front Axle (1997)
  9. Differential and Driveline - 181 FBI Axle (1998 - 2006)
  10. Differential and Driveline - 216 RBI Rear Axle (1997)
  11. Differential and Driveline - 216 RBI Rear Axle (1998-2006)
  12. Differential and Driveline - 194 RBI Rear Axle (1997)
  13. Differential and Driveline - 194 RBI Axle (1998-2006)
  14. Emissions Control (1997-2006)
  15. Engine - 2.5L (1997-2002)
  16. Engine - 4.0L (1997-2006)
  17. Engine - 2.4L (2003-2006)
  18. Exhaust & Intake Manifolds (1997-2006)
  19. Frame and Bumpers (1997-2006)
  20. Fuel System (1997-2006)
  21. Ignition System (1997-2006)
  22. Steering (1997-2006)
  23. Steering Linkage (1997-2006)
  24. Power Steering (1997-2006)
  25. Steering - Manual Steering (1997-2006)
  26. Suspension - Front (1997-2006)
  27. Suspension - Rear (1997-2006)
  28. Transmission & Transfer Case - AX5 Manual (1997-2002)
  29. Transmission & Transfer Case - AX15 Manual (1997 - 1999)
  30. Transmission & Transfer Case - NV1500 Manual (2003-2004)
  31. Transmission & Transfer Case - NV3550 Manual (2000 - 2004)
  32. Transmission & Transfer Case - NSG370 Manual (2005 - 2006)
  33. Transmission & Transfer Case - 30/32RH Automatic (1997-2002)
  34. Transmission & Transfer Case - 42RLE Automatic (2003-2006)
  35. Transmission & Transfer Case - NV231 Transfer Case (1997-2006)
  36. Transmission & Transfer Case - NV241 Transfer Case (2003 - 2006)
  37. Tires and Wheels (1997 - 2006)
Shop Wrangler Tools

Devil's in the details as they say, and it's no different when prepping to go on an off-road adventure. Make sure you have all the tools and recovery gear you'll need before venturing off the beaten path.

Shop Tools & Gear

Ensuring your nuts and bolts are torqued properly is key to making sure you don't damage your TJ upon reassembling parts. We've compiled a list of important torque specs from Jeep's service manuals, so the next time you're wrenching on your rig you'll have all the number you'll need.

Battery - Charging System (1997 - 2006)

Component Torque
Generator Upper Mounting Bolt 2.5/4.0L Engine 55 N-m (41 ft. lbs.)
Generator Lower Mounting Bolt 2.5L/4.0L Engine
Battery Terminal Nut 8.5 N-m (75 in. lbs.)
Ground Terminal Nut
Harness Hold-down Nut
Field Terminal Nuts 2.8 N-m (25 in. lbs.)

Body (1997 - 2006)

Component Torque
Hood hinge screws 17 N-m (155 in. lbs.)
Bucket seat front anchor bolt 47 N-m (35 ft. lbs.)
Bucket seat rear inboard anchor bolt 74 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Bucket seat rear outboard anchor bolt 33 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Liftgate glass ball stud nut 12 N-m (112 in. lbs.)
Liftgate glass hinge nut 6 N-m (53 in. lbs.)
Liftgate hinge to hardtop bolt 10 N-m (95 in. lbs.)
Front turning loop bolt 47 N-m (35 ft. lbs.)
Front retractor bolt
Rear retractor bolt
Rear turning loop bolt
Rear belt anchor bolt
Rearview mirror setscrew 1 N-m (9 in. lbs.)
Rear buckle anchor bolt 43 N-m (32 ft. lbs.)
Side support bar to sport bar bolts 71 N-m (53 ft. lbs.)
Sport bar to wheelhouse bolts 40 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Sport bar to cargo floor bolts
Sport bar to windshield frame bolts 32 N-m (24 ft. lbs.)
Tailgate hinge screws 23 N-m (200 in. lbs.)
Tailgate striker 71 N-m (52 ft. lbs.)

Brakes (1997 - 2006)

Component Torque
Brake pedal support bolt 28 N-m (21 ft. lbs.)
Brake boost mounting nuts 37 N-m (27 ft. lbs.)
Master cylinder mounting nuts 24 N-m (18 ft. lbs.)
Master cylinder brake lines 15 N-m (11 ft. lbs.)
Combination valve mounting nuts 24 N-m (18 ft. lbs.)
Combination valve brake lines 21 N-m (15 ft. lbs.)
Caliper mounting bolts 15 N-m (11 ft. lbs.)
Caliper brake hose bolt 31 N-m (23 ft. lbs.)
Wheel cylinder mounting bolts 10 N-m (7 ft. lbs.)
Wheel cylinder brake line 16 N-m (12 ft. lbs.)
Parking brake lever bolts 12 N-m (9 ft. lbs.)
Parking brake lever bracket bolts
Cable retainer nut 1.5 N-m (14 in. lb.s)

Brakes - Antilock (1997 - 2006)

Component Torque
Acceleration Sensor Bolt 8-9 N-m (71-83 in. lbs.)
G-Sensor Bolt (2004) 4-5 N-m (35-45 in. lbs.)
Acceleration Sensor Bracket Bolt 1-2 N-m (13-18 in. lbs.)
Hydraulic Control Unit Mounting Bolts 20 N-m (177 in. lbs.)
Hydraulic Control Unit Bracket Mounting Bolts 4-9 N-m (35-76 in. lbs.)
Hydraulic Control Unit Body Bracket Bolts (2004) 16-24 N-m (142-212 in. lbs.)
Hydraulic Control Unit Brake Lines 16 N-m (144 in. lbs.)
Controller Antilock Brakes Mounting Bolts 8-13 N-m (75-115 in. lbs.)
Wheel Speed Sensor Front Mounting Bolt 4-6 N-m (34-50 in. lbs.)
Wheel Speed Sensor Rear Mounting Bolt 12-14 N-m (106-124 in. lbs.)

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Clutch (1997 - 2006)

If you choose to replace your Wrangler’s clutch yourself you will need these specs along with those of the transfer case, transmission, and belly pan.

Component Torque
Bolts, clutch cover 2.5L and 2.4L 31 N-m (23 ft. lbs.)
Bolts, clutch cover 4.0L 52 N-m (38 ft. lbs.)
Nut, clutch master cylinder 38 N-m (28 ft. lbs.)
Nut, clutch slave cylinder 23 N-m (17 ft. lbs.)
Bolt, clutch housing M12 75 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Bolt, clutch housing 3/8 37 N-m (27 ft. lbs.)
Bolt, clutch housing 7/16 58 N-m (43 ft. lbs.)
Bolt, clutch housing/trans 38 N-m (28 ft. lbs.)
Bolt, dust shield lower 50 N-m (37 ft. lbs.)
Bolt, X-Member/frame 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Bolt, X-Member/rear support 45 N-m (33 ft. lbs.)
Bolts, flywheel 4.0L 142 N-m (105 ft. lbs.)
Bolts, flywheel 2.5L and 2.4L 68 N-m (50 ft. lbs. 1/4 turn)
Bolts, U-joints 19 N-m (170 in. lbs.)

Cooling System (1997 - 2006)

Component Torque
Generator Pivot Bolt 38 N-m (28 ft. lbs.)
Generator Rear Adjusting Bolt 27 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Auto Trans Auxillary Oil Cooler Mounting Bolts 2 N-m (18 in. lbs.)
Fan Blade-to-Viscous Fan Drive Bolts 24 N-m (18 ft. lbs.)
3.7L Fan Blade Assembly to Viscous Drive Bolts (2004) 23 N-m (210 in. lbs.)
Viscous Fan Drive-to-Water Pump Nuts 27 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Fan Shroud Screws (2.5L) 16 N-m (12 ft. lbs.)
Fan Shroud Screws (4.0L) 4 N-m (31 in. lbs.)
Electric Fan to Fan Shroud Bolt (2004) 5 N-m (50 in. lbs.)
Engine Block Heater Fastener 4 N-m (31 in. lbs.)
Engine Block Heater Bolt (2004 2.4L) 2 N-m (17 in. lbs.)
Thermostat Housing Bolts 20 N-m (15 ft. lbs.)
Water Pump Bolts (2.5L and 4.0L) 30 N-m (22 ft. lbs.)
Water Pump Bolts (2004 4.0L) 23 N-m (200 in. lbs.)
Water Pump Bolts (2004 2.4L) 12 N-m (105 in. lbs.)
Automatic Belt Tensioner to Mounting Bracket (2004 2.4L) 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Automatic Belt Tensioner Pulley Bolt (2004 2.4L) 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Coolant Overflow Bottle to Plenum Bolts (2004 2.4L) 8.5 N-m (75 in. lbs.)
Fan Shroud to Radiator Mounting Bolts (2004) 8 N-m (70 in. lbs.)
Radiator Upper Isolator to Crossmember Bolts (2004) 9.5 N-m (85 in. lbs.)
Thermostat Housing Bolts (2004 2.4L) 28 N-m (250 in. lbs.)

Differential and Driveline - Propeller Shafts & U-Joints (1997-2006)

Component Torque
Front Shaft Transfer Case Yoke Bolts 27 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Front Yoke Bolts (1998) 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Axle Yoke Bolts (front and rear) 19 N-m (14 ft. lbs.)

Differential and Driveline - Front Axle (1997)

Component Torque
Fill Hole Plug 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Differential Cover Bolt 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Bearing Cap Bolt 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Ring Gear Bolt 95-122 N-m (70-90 ft. lbs.)
Axle Nut 237 N-m (175 ft. lbs.)
Wheel Bearing Bolt 102 N-m (75 ft. lbs.)
Lower Ball Stud 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Upper Ball Stud 101 N-m (75 ft. lbs.)
ABS Sensor Bolt 11 N-m (96 in. lbs.)
Pinion Nut (Minimum) 17 N-m (160 in. lbs.)

Differential and Driveline - 181 FBI Axle (1998 - 2006)

Also called the Dana 30, the 181FBI is a front beam type axle. All TJ Wranglers other than Rubicon models came standard with a Dana 30 front axle.

Component Torque
Fill Hole Plug 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Diff. Cover Bolt 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Bearing Cap Bolt 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Ring Gear Bolt 95-122 N-m (70-90 ft. lbs.)
Axle Nut 237 N-m (175 ft. lbs.)
Hub Bearing Bolt 102 N-m (75 ft. lbs.)
Lower Ball Stud 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Upper Ball Stud 101 N-m (75 ft. lbs.)

Differential and Driveline - 216 RBI Rear Axle (1997)

These torque specs come in handy if you are changing differential fluid, rebuilding the axle, or regearing. These specs only apply for the front Dana 44 axle for TJ Wranglers. Dana 44 front axles came standard on Rubicon models, it was not available for any other models.

Component Torque
Fill plug 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Diff. cover bolts 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Diff. Bearing Cap bolts 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Ring gear bolts
Brake backing plate nuts 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Pinion gear nut (minimum) 244 N-m (180 ft. lbs.)

Differential and Driveline - 216 RBI Rear Axle (1998-2006)

Component Torque
Fill plug 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Diff. cover bolts 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Diff. bearing cap bolts 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Ring gear bolts
Brake backing plate nuts 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Pinion gear nut (minimum) 217 N-m (160 ft. lbs.)

Differential and Driveline - 194 RBI Rear Axle (1997)

The 194 RBI is also called the Dana 35 and came standard in all TJ Wranglers other than the Rubicon.

Component Torque
Diff. cover bolts 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Diff. bearing cap bolts 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Ring gear bolts
Brake backing plate nuts 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Pinion gear nut (minimum) 292 N-m (215 ft. lbs.)

Note: Refer to pinion gear removal and installation procedures for proper pinion nut tightening instructions. Do not exceed 427 N-m (315 ft. lbs.) during collapsible spacer crushing procedure.

Differential and Driveline - 194 RBI Axle (1998-2006)

Component Torque
Diff. cover bolts 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Bearing cap bolts 77 N-m (57 ft. lbs.)
Pinion nut 271-474 N-m (200-350 ft. lbs.)
Pinion mate shaft lock screw 16.25 N-m (12 ft. lbs.)
Ring gear bolt 95-122 N-m (70-90 ft. lbs.)
ABS sensor bolt 8 N-m (70 in. lbs.)

Emissions Control (1997-2006)

The evaporative emissions (Evap) system is used to prevent hydrocarbons from escaping into the atmosphere.

Component Torque
EVAP canister mounting bolt 9 N-m (80 in. lbs.)
Leak detection pump (LDP) filter mounting bolts (1998) 7 N-m (65 in. lbs.)
LDP mounting screws (1998) 1 N-m (11 in. lbs.)
EVAP canister/LDP mounting bracket-to-body nuts (2004) 250 in. lbs.
EVAP canister/LDP mounting bracket-to-body bolts (2004) 212 in. lbs.

Engine - 2.5L (1997-2002)

The 2.5 liter inline 4 cylinder engine was used from 1997-2002. The successor to this engine was the 2.4 liter version.

Component Torque
A/C compressor bracket-to-engine bolts 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
A/C compressor mounting bolts 27 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
A/C low pressure service valve nut 38 N-m (28 ft. lbs.)
Block heater nut 1.8 N-m (16 in. lbs.)
Camshaft sprocket bolt 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Connecting rod nuts 45 Npm (33 ft. lbs.)
Converter plate bolts 68 N-m (50 ft. lbs.) at 60 degrees
Cylinder block drain plugs 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Cylinder head bolts 1-10 & 12-14 149 N-m (110 ft. lbs.)
Cylinder head bolt 11 135 N-m (100 ft. lbs.)
Cylinder head cover bolts 13 N-m (115 in. lbs.)
Drive plate-to-torque converter bolts 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Engine shock damper stud nuts 23 N-m (17 ft. lbs.)
Engine Mounts - Front
Cushion to black bracket nuts 69 N-m (51 ft. lbs.)
Cushion to frame bolts 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Bracket to engine block screw
Bracket to engine block nut
Bracket to engine block stud
Engine Mounts - Rear
Trans cushion to crossmember nut 28 N-m (21 ft. lbs.)
Trans bracket to skid plate nut
Trans mount to trans bracket nut 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Trans bracket to trans 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Exhaust manifold/pipe nuts 27 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Flywheel/converter housing bolts 38 N-m (28 ft. lbs.)
Flywheel/crankshaft bolts 143 N-m (105 ft. lbs.)
Front cover-to-block bolts 1/4-20 7 N-m (60 in. lbs.)
Front cover-to-block bolts 5/16-18 22 N-m (192 in. lbs.)
Fuel pump bolts 22 N-m (16 ft. lbs.)
Generator adjusting bolt 24 N-m (18 ft. lbs.)
Generator pivot bolt/nut 38 N-m (28 ft. lbs.)
Generator mounting bracket-to-engine bolts
Generator mounting/head bolts 45 N-m (33 ft. lbs.)
Main bearing bolts 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Oil filter 18 N-m (13 ft. lbs.)
Oil filter connector 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Oil gallery plug 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Oil pan 1/4-20 bolts 9.5 N-m (84 in. lbs.)
Oil pan 5/16-18 bolts 15 N-m (132 in. lbs.)
Oil pan drain plug 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Oil pump short attaching bolts 23 N-m (17 ft. lbs.)
Oil pump long attaching bolts
Oil pump cover bolts 8 N-m (70 in. lbs.)
Power steering pump pressure hose nut 52 N-m (38 ft. lbs.)
Rocker arm assembly-to-cylinder head capscrews 28 N-m (21 ft. lbs.)
Spark plugs 37 N-m (27 ft. lbs.)
Starter motor mounting bolts 45 N-m (33 ft. lbs.)
Thermostat housing bolts 18 N-m (13 ft. lbs.)
Vibration damper bolts 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Water pump/block bolts 31 N-m (270 in. lbs.)

Engine - 4.0L (1997-2006)

This engine is one of the most popular engines that Jeep has ever put into their vehicles. The torque specs needed to rebuild this inline six if the need should arise.

Component Torque
A/C compressor bracket-to-engine bolts 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
A/C compressor mounting bolts 27 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
A/C low pressure service valve nut 38 N-m (28 ft. lbs.)
Block heater nut 1.8 N-m (16 in. lbs.)
Camshaft sprocket bolt 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Connecting rod nuts 45 N-m (33 ft. lbs.)
Cylinder block drain plugs 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Cylinder head bolts 1-10 & 12-14 149 N-m (110 ft. lbs.)
Cylinder head bolt 11 135 N-m (100 ft. lbs.)
Cylinder head cover bolts 13 N-m (115 in. lbs.
Engine Mounts - Front
Support bracket bolts 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Support cushion bolts/nuts 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Support cushion bracket bolts 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Support cushion bracket stud nuts 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Support cushion thru-bolt 65 N-m (48 ft. lbs.)
Engine Mounts - Rear
Crossmember to sill bolts (automatics) 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Insulator stud assembly nut
Support cushion crossmember nuts 22 N-m (192 in. lbs.)
Support cushion/bracket nuts (manuals) 75 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Transmission support bracket bolt (manuals) 46 N-m (34 ft. lbs.)
Transmission support bracket/cushion bolt (4WD auto) 75 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Transmission support adaptor bracket bolts (2WD auto)
Exhaust manifold/pipe nuts 27 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Flywheel/converter housing bolts 38 N-m (28 ft. lbs.)
Flywheel/crankshaft bolts 143 N-m (105 ft. lbs.)
Front cover-to-block bolts 1/4-20 7 N-m (60 in. lbs.)
Front cover-to-block 5/16-18 22 N-m (16 ft. lbs.)
Fuel pump bolts
Generator adjusting bolt 24 N-m (18 ft. lbs.)
Generator pivot bolt/nut 38 N-m (28 ft. lbs.)
Main bearing bolts 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Oil filter 18 N-m (13 ft. lbs.)
Oil galley plug 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Oil pan 1/4-20 bolts 9.5 N-m (84 in. lbs.)
Oil pan 5/16-18 bolts 15 N-m (132 in. lbs.)
Oil pan drain plug 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Oil pump attaching bolts 23 N-m (17 ft. lbs.)
Oil pump cover bolts 8 N-m (70 in. lbs.)
Power steering pump pressure hose nut 52 N-m (38 ft. lbs.)
Rocker arm assembly-to-cylinder head capscrews 28 N-m (21 ft. lbs.)
Spark plugs 37 N-m (27 ft. lbs.)
Starting motor mounting bolts 45 N-m (33 ft. lbs.)
Thermostat housing bolts 18 N-m (13 ft. lbs.)
Vibration damper bolts 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Water pump/block bolts 31 N-m (270 in. lbs.)

Engine - 2.4L (2003-2006)

This engine was used from 2003 to 2006 and served as the successor to the 2.5 liter engine.

Component Torque
Balance shaft carrier to block bolts 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Balance shaft gear cover double ended fastener 12 N-m (105 in. lbs.)
Balance shaft sprocket bolt 28 N-m (250 in. lbs.)
Balance shaft chain tensioner bolts 12 N-m (105 in. lbs.)
Balance shaft carrier cover bolts
Camshaft sprocket bolt 101 N-m (75 ft. lbs.)
Connecting rod cap bolts 54 1/4 turn N-m (40 1/4 turn ft. lbs.)
Crankshaft main bearing cap/bedplate M8 bolts 34 N-m (250 in. lbs.)
Crankshaft main bearing cap/bedplate M11 bolts 41 1/4 turn N-m (30 1/4 turn ft. lbs.)
Crankshaft damper 136 N-m (100 ft. lbs.)
Cylinder head cover bolts 12 N-m (105 in. lbs.)
Flex plate to crankshaft 95 N-m (70 ft. lbs.)
Flywheel mounting bolts 81 N-m (60 ft. lbs.)
Right engine mount bracket bolts 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Exhaust manifold to cylinder head bolts 23 N-m (200 in.  lbs.)
Exhaust manifold heat shield bolts 12 N-m (105 in. lbs.)
Lower intake manifold bolts 28 N-m (250 in. lbs.)
Oil filter 20 N-m (15 ft. lbs.)
Oil pan bolts 12 N-m (150 in. lbs.)
Oil pan drain plug 27 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Oil pump cover plate bolts 12 n-m (105 in. lbs.)
Oil pump pickup tube bolts 28 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Oil pump relief valve cap 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Spark plugs 28 N-m (250 in. lbs.)
Timing belt front cover to rear cover bolts 12 N-m (105 in. lbs.)
Timing belt rear cover bolts
Timing belt tensioner assembly bolts 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)

Exhaust & Intake Manifolds (1997-2006)

The oxygen sensors require a special socket to be removed due to the wires. Also be sure to note that there are different specs for each set of bolts.

Component Torque
Crossmember to sill bolts 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Exhaust pipe to manifold nuts 31 N-m (23 ft. lbs.)
Exhaust manifold 2.5L engine bolts #2-5
Exhaust manifold 2.5L engine nuts #6-7
Exhaust manifold 4.0L engine nuts/bolts #1-5 & #8-11 33 N-m (24 ft. lbs.)
Exhaust manifold 4.0lL engine nuts #6-7 31 N-m (23 ft. lbs.)
Intake manifold 2.5L engine bolt #1 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Intake manifold 2.5L engine bolts #2-5 31 N-m (23 ft. lbs.)
Muffler to catalytic converter clamp nut 48 N-m (35 ft. lbs.)
Oxygen sensors

Frame and Bumpers (1997-2006)

There will be six bolts for the front bumper. Four on top and two underneath. On the rear ​bumper, there are two nuts that need to be removed from each side and two bolts going into the bottom side of the frame.

Components Torque
Front bumper screw 104 N-m (77 ft. lbs.)
Front bumper scew (2004) 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Front tow hook screw
Front tow eye screw
Fuel tank skid plate nuts 16 N-m (138 in. lbs.)
Fuel tank strap nuts 5 N-m (40 in. lbs.)
Radiator to frame hold down bolt (2004) 60 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Rear bumper bolt 67 N-m (50 ft. lbs.)
Rear bumper bolt (2004) 77 N-m (57 ft. lbs.)
Rear bumper nut 67 N-m (50 ft. lbs.)
Rear tow eye screw 47 n-m (35 ft. lbs.)
Rear tow hook screw (2004) 77 N-m (57 ft. lbs.)
Transfer case skid plate bolts 74 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Transmission mount nuts 28 N-m (21 ft. lbs.)
Transmission mount nuts (2004) 35 N-m (26 ft. lbs.)
Transmission skid plate to frame bolts (2004) 45 N-m (33 ft. lbs.)
Transmission skid plate to transfer case skid plate (2004) 28 N-m (21 ft. lbs.)

Fuel System (1997-2006)

Use caution when servicing any part of the fuel system. Wear safety glasses to prevent eye exposure. If gasoline gets into your eyes immediately flush them with water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists call a doctor.

Component Torque
Accelerator pedal bracket mounting nuts 8.5 N-m (75 in. lbs.)
Fuel pump module locknut 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Fuel pump module locknut (1998) 62 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Fuel rail mounting bolts or nuts 11 N-m (100 in. lbs.)
Fuel tank skidplate bolts 16 N-m (141 in. lbs.)
Fuel tank mounting strap bolts 5 N-m (40 in. lbs.)
Engine coolant temperature sensor 11 N-m (96 in. lbs.)
Fuel hose clamps 1 N-m (10 in. lbs.)
Fuel hose clamps (1998) 3 N-m (25 in. lbs.)
IAC motor-to-throttle body bolts 7 N-m (60 in. lbs.)
Intake manifold air temp sensor 28 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
MAP sensor mounting screws 3 N-m (25 in. lbs.)
Oxygen sensor 30 N-m (22 ft. lbs.)
PCM mounting screws 4 N-m (35 in. lbs.)
Power steering pressure switch 28 N-m (252 in. lbs.)
Throttle body mounting bolts 12 N-m (108 in. lbs.)
Throttle position sensor mounting screws 7 N-m (60 in. lbs.)
Vehicle speed sensor mounting bolt 2.2 N-m (20 in. lbs.)

Ignition System (1997-2006)

Component Torque
Crankshaft position sensor bolts with manual transmission 19 N-m (14 ft. lbs.)
Crankshaft position sensor nuts - 2.5L w/ auto trans
Crankshaft position sensor bolt - 4.0L w/ auto trans 7 N-m (60 in. lbs.)
Distributor hold down bolt 23 N-m (17 ft. lbs.)
Distributor cap screws 3 N-m (26 in. lbs.)
Ignition coil mounting (if tapped bolts are used) 5 N-m (50 in. lbs.)
Ignition coil mounting (if nuts/bolts are used) 11 N-m (100 in. lbs.)
Spark plugs (all engines) 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)

Steering (1997-2006)

Component Torque
Power steering pump bracket to pump 28 N-m (21 ft. lbs.)
Power steering pump bracket to engine 47 N-m (35 ft. lbs.)
Power steering pump flow control valve 75 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Power steering pump pressure line 28 N-m (21 ft. lbs.)
Tilt steering column steering wheel nut 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Tilt steering column mounting nuts 23 N-m (17 ft. lbs.)
Tilt steering column coupler bolt 49 N-m (36 ft. lbs.)
Non-tilt steering column steering wheel nut 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Non-tilt steering column mounting nuts 23 N-m (17 ft. lbs.)
Non-tilt steering column coupler bolt 49 N-m (36 ft. lbs.)
Non-tilt steering column upper bracket nut 17 N-m (150 in. lbs.

Steering Linkage (1997-2006)

If you do any work on your steering or suspension it is a good policy to re-torque your steering components. With something like your steering linkage, you want to be sure everything is tight or else you could experience some vibrations.

Component Torque
Pitman arm shaft 251 N-m (185 ft. lbs.)
Drag link ball studs 74 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Drag link clamp 49 N-m (36 ft. lbs.)
Tie rod ends - ball studs 74 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Tie rod ends - clamp 27 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Tie rod puller ball stud 88 N-m (65 ft. lbs.)
Steering damper - frame 74 n-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Steering damper - drag link

Power Steering (1997-2006)

The power steering system in TJ wranglers changed after in 2003. Wranglers from 1997-2002 use power steering fluid, 2003-2006 use ATF 4. These fluids should not be mixed, be sure to check your owners manual for all recommended fluid types.

Component Torque
Adjustment cap locknut 108 N-m (80 ft. lbs.)
Adjustment screw locknut 49 N-m (36 ft. lbs.)
Gear to frame bolts 95 N-m (70 ft. lbs.)
Pitman shaft nut 251 N-m (185 ft. lbs.)
Rack piston plug 102 N-m (75 ft. lbs.)
Side cover bolts 60 N-m (44 ft. lbs.)
Pressure line 28 N-m (21 ft. lbs.)
Return line

Steering - Manual Steering (1997-2006)

The specs for manual and power are different so be sure to use the correct specs.

Component Torque
Adjustment Cap Locknut 68 N-m (50 ft. lbs.)
Adjustment Screw Locknut 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Pitman Shaft Nut 251 N-m (185 ft. lbs.)
Guide Clamp Screws 14 N-m (10 ft. lbs.)
Cover Bolts 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Gear to Frame Bolts 105 N-m (78 ft. lbs.)

Suspension - Front (1997-2006)

Component Torque
Upper Shock Absorber Nut 23 N-m (17 ft. lbs.)
Lower Shock Absorber Nut 28 N-m (250 in. lbs.)
Suspension Arm Lower
Axle Bracket Nut 115 N-m (85 ft. lbs.)
Axle Bracket Nut (2003) 163 N-m (120 ft. lbs.)
Axle Bracket Nut (2004) 176 N-m (130 ft. lbs.)
Frame Bracket Nut
Suspension Arm Upper
Axle Bracket Nut 75 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Axle Bracket Nut (2004) 81 N-m (60 ft. lbs.)
Frame Bracket Bolt 75 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Frame Bracket Bolt (2004) 81 N-m (60 ft. lbs.)
Stabilizer Bar
Retainer Bolts 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Retainer Bolts (2004) 61 N-m (45 ft. lbs.)
Link Upper Nut
Link Lower Bolt 95 N-m (70 ft. lbs.)
Link Lower Bolt (2004) 102 N-m (75 ft. lbs.)
Track Bar
Ball Stud Nut 88 N-m (65 ft. lbs.)
Ball Stud Nut (2004) 81 N-m (60 ft. lbs.)
Axle Bracket Bolt 75 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Axle Bracket Bolt (2004) 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Hub/Bearing (1998)
Bolts 102 N-m (75 ft. lbs.)
Axle Nut 237 N-m (175 ft. lbs.)

Suspension - Rear (1997-2006)

Component Torque
Upper Shock Absorber Bolts 31 N-m (23 ft. lbs.)
Lower Shock Absorber Nut 100 N-m (74 ft. lbs.)
Suspension Arm Lower
Axle Bracket Nut 177 N-m (130 ft. lbs.)
Frame Bracket Nut
Suspension Arm Upper
Axle Bracket Nut 75 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Frame Bracket Bolt
Stabilizer Bar
Retainer Bolts 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Link Nut/Bolt
Track Bar
Frame Bracket Nut 100 N-m (74 ft. lbs.)
Axle Bracket Bolt

 NOTE: Refer to Pinion Gear Removal and installation procedures for proper pinion nut tightening instructions. Do not exceed 352 N-m (260 ft. lbs.) during collapsible spacer crushing procedure.

Transmission & Transfer Case - AX5 Manual (1997-2002)

Component Torque
Access plugs 19 N-m (14 ft. lbs.)
Adapter Housing Bolts 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Back-up Light Switch 44 N-m (32.5 ft. lbs.)
Drain and Fill Plugs
Front Bearing Retainer Bolts 17 N-m (12 ft. lbs.)
Interlock and Detent Plugs 19 N-m (14 ft. lbs.)
Propeller Shaft Clamp Screws 16-23 N-m (140-200 in. lbs.)
Rear Mount to Transmission Bolts 33-60 N-m (24-44 ft. lbs.)
Rear Mount Clevis Nut 54-75 N-m (40-55 ft. lbs.)
Rear Mount to Crossmember Nuts 33-49 N-m (24-36 ft. lbs.)
Restrictor Pins 27.4 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Reverse Shift Arm Bracket Bolts 18 N-m (13 ft. lbs.)
Shift Arm Set Screws 38 N-m (28 ft. lbs.)
Shift Fork Set Screws 20 N-m (15 ft. lbs.)
Shift Knob Nut 20-34 N-m (15-25 ft. lbs.)
Shifter Floor Cover Screws 2-3 N-m (17-30 in. lbs.)
Shift Tower Bolts 18 N-m (13 ft. lbs.)
Transfer Case Mounting Nuts 30-41 N-m (22-30 ft. lbs.)

Transmission & Transfer Case - AX15 Manual (1997 - 1999)

Component Torque
Access Plugs 19 N-m (14 ft. lbs.)
Adapter Housing Bolts 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Back-up Light Switch 44 N-m (32.5 ft. lbs.)
Drain and Fill Plugs
Front Bearing Retainer Bolts 17 N-m (12 ft. lbs.)
Interlock and Detent Plugs 19 N-m (14 ft. lbs.)
Propeller Shaft Clamp Screws 16-23 N-m (140-200 in. lbs.)
Rear Mount to Transmission Bolts 33-60 N-m (24-44 ft. lbs.)
Rear Mount Clevis Nut 54-75 N-m (40-55 ft. lbs.)
Rear Mount to Crossmember Nuts 33-49 N-m (24-36 ft. lbs.)
Restrictor Pins 27.4 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Reverse Shift Arm Bracket Bolts 18 N-m (13 ft. lbs.)
Shift Arm Set Screw 38 N-m (28 ft. lbs.)
Shift Fork Set Screws 20 N-m (15 ft. lbs.)
Shift Knob Nut 2-3 N-m (17-30 in. lbs.)
Shift Tower Bolts 18 N-m (13 ft. lbs.)
Transfer Case Mounting Nuts 30-41 N-m (22-30 ft. lbs.)

Transmission & Transfer Case - NV1500 Manual (2003-2004)

Component Torque
Back Up Lamp Switch 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Countershaft Bearing Shim Cap
Bearing Retainer - Front
Bearing Retainer - Rear 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Drain/Fill Plug
Shift Shaft Lock Bolt 27 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Idler Shaft Bolts - M8
Idler Shaft Bolts - M10 52 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Shift Tower Bolts 11 8 N-m (100 in. lbs.)
Clutch Housing Bolts 46 N-m (34 ft. lbs.)
Transmission Bolts 75 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Skid Plate Bolts 41 n-m (31 ft. lbs.)
Transmission Mount Bolts 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)

Transmission & Transfer Case - NV3550 Manual (2000 - 2004)

Component Torque
Clutch Housing Bolts 54-61 N-m (40-45 ft. lbs.)
Crossmember to Frame Bolts 61-75 N-m (44-55 ft. lbs.)
Crossmember to Insulator Nuts 54-61 N-m (40-45 ft. lbs.)
Drain/Fill Plug 9-27 N-m (14-20 ft. lbs.)
Front to Rear Housing Bolts 30-35 N-m (22-26 ft. lbs.)
Front Bearing Retainer Bolts 19-25 N-m (14-18 ft. lbs.)
Idler Shaft Bolts
Rear Bearing Retainer Bolts 30-35 N-m (22-26 ft. lbs.)
Shift Tower Bolts 7-10 N-m (5-7 ft. lbs.)
Slave Cylinder Nuts 23 N-m (17 ft. lbs.)
Transfer Case Nuts 47 N-m (35 ft. lbs.)
U-Joint Clamp Bolts 19 N-m (14 ft. lbs.)

Transmission & Transfer Case - NSG370 Manual (2005 - 2006)

Component Torque
Drain Plug 30 N-m (22 ft. lbs.)
Fill Plug
Shift Tower Bolts 10 N-m (7 ft. lbs.)
Housing Bolts 28 N-m (20 ft. lbs.)
Input Shaft Retainer Bolts 9 N-m (80 in. lbs.)
Bearing Retainer Bolts 10 N-m (88 in. lbs.)
Shift Rail Support Bolts 8 N-m (71 in. lbs.)
Idler Gear Shaft Bolt 20 N-m (15 ft. lbs.)
Countershaft Bolt 100 N-m (74 ft. lbs.)
Transmission Mounting Bolts 2.4L 75 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Dust Shield 2.4L 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Transmission Mounting Bolts 4.0L 37 N-m (27 ft. lbs.)
Dust Shield 4.0L 58 N-m (43 ft. lbs.)

Transmission & Transfer Case - 30/32RH Automatic (1997-2002)

Component Torque
Torque Convertor Bolt 31 N-m (23 ft. lbs.)
Crossmember Bolt/Nut 68 N-m (50 ft. lbs.)
Driveplate to Crankshaft Bolt 75 N-m (55 ft. lbs.)
Front Band Reaction Plug 17 N-m (13 ft. lbs.)
Front Band Adj Locknut 34 N-m (25 ft. lbs.)
Park/Neutral Switch
Fluid Pan Bolt 17 N-m (13 ft. lbs.)
Oil Pump Bolt 20 N-m (15 ft. lbs.)
Overrunning Clutch Cam Bolt 17 N-m (13 ft. lbs.)
Pressure Test Port Plug 14 N-m (10 ft. lbs.)
Reaction Shaft Support Bolt 20 N-m (15ft. lbs.)
Rear Band Locknut 41 N-m (30 ft. lbs.)
Speedometer Adapter Bolt 11 N-m (8 ft. lbs.)
Fluid Filter Screw 4 N-m (35 in. lbs.)
Valve Body to Case Bolt 12 N-m (100 in. lbs.)

Transmission & Transfer Case - 42RLE Automatic (2003-2006)

Component Torque
Converter to Driveplate Bolt 88 N-m (65 ft. lbs.)
Fluid Filter to Valve Body Bolt 5 N-m (45 in. lbs.)
L/R Clutch Retainer to Case Bolt
Adapter/Extension Housing Bolt 54 N-m (40 ft. lbs.)
Manual Valve Lever to Manual Valve Bolt 5 N-m (45 in. lbs.)
Oil Pan to Case Bolt 20 N-m (14.5 ft. lbs.)
Oil Pump to Case Bolt 30 N-m (265 in. lbs.)
Park Sprag Retainer Bolt 4.5 N-m (40 in. lbs.)
Reaction Shaft Support Halves Bolt 28 N-m (250 in. lbs.)
Solenoid/Pressure Switch Assy to Valve Body Bolt 5.5 N-m (50 in. lbs.)
Valve Body to Case Bolt 12 N-m (105 in. lbs.)
Valve Body to Transfer Plate Bolt 5 N-m (45 in. lbs.)
Cooler Line Fitting 47.5 N-m (35 ft. lbs.)
Output Shaft Nut 271 N-m (200 ft. lbs.)
Pressure Tap Plug 5 N-m (45 in. lbs.)
Input Speed to Case Sensor Bolt 9 N-m (80 in. lbs.)
Output Speed to Case Sensor Bolt

Transmission & Transfer Case - NV231 Transfer Case (1997-2006)

The NV231 is also commonly referred to as Command-Trac. It is a shift-on-the-fly part time 4wd transfer case. This transfer case has a 2.72-1 gear ratio in 4-Low.

Component Torque
Detent Plug 16-24 N-m (12-18 ft. lbs.)
Drain/Fill Plug 20-34 N-m (15-20 ft. lbs.)
Extension Housing Bolt 35-46 N-m (26-34 ft. lbs.)
Front Bearing Retainer Bolt 21 N-m (16 ft. lbs.)
Case Half Bolt 27-34 N-m (20-25 ft. lbs.)
Front Yoke Nut 122-176 N-m (90-130 ft. lbs.)
Range Lever Nut 27-34 (20-25 ft. lbs.)
Rear Retainer Bolt 35-46 N-m (26-34 ft. lbs.)
Mounting Nuts 29-40 N-m (22-30 ft. lbs.)
Indicator Switch 20-34 N-m (15-25 ft. lbs.)

Transmission & Transfer Case - NV241 Transfer Case (2003 - 2006)

The NV241 is a shift-on-the-fly part time 4wd transfer case. This transfer case has a 4-1 gear ratio in 4-Low.

Component Torque
Detent Plug 16-25 N-m (12-18 ft. lbs.)
Drain/Fill Plug 20-34 N-m (15-25 ft. lbs.)
Rear Extension Bolt 16-24 N-m (12-18 ft. lbs.)
Front Input Retainer Bolt 21 N-m (16 ft. lbs.)
Case Half Bolt 20-27 N-m (15-20 ft. lbs.)
Front Yoke Nut 122-176 N-m (90-130 ft. lbs.)
Rear Companion Flange Nut 258-312 N-m (190-230 ft. lbs.)
Shift Lever Bolt 20-34 N-m (15-25 ft. lbs.)
Mounting Nuts 30-41 N-m (20-30 ft. lbs.)
U-Joint Bolt 19 N-m (17 ft. lbs.)
Sector Support 27-42 N-m (20-30 ft. lbs.)
Transfer Case Position Sensor 20-34 N-m (16-25 ft. lbs.)
Speed Sensor Bolt 11-16 N-m (8-12 ft. lbs.)

Tires and Wheels (1997 - 2006)

Component Torque
Lug Nut 1/2x20 with 60 degree cone 115 - 156 N-m (85 - 115 ft. lbs.)
Fitment includes: TJ, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006