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TNX 2nd Godfather
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Disclaimer:
These numbers were pulled manually from the 2005 Nissan Xterra Service Manual (revision Feb. 2006). There could be errors in translation, typos, mis-reading of the manual, brain farts, etc. Please double checked these torque specs with Nissan. I take no responsibility if you use these specs and something falls off.

I will add to this over time. If there is anything I am missing or someone sees that is wrong, please let me know and 'll add it.


Front Suspension:
Swaybar Mounting Brackets: 96 ft-lbs [FSU-5]
Swaybar Connecting Rod (Both Ends): 62 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [FSU-5]
LCA Bump Stop: 14 ft-lbs [FSU-5]
LCA Cam Bolt: 100 ft-lbs [FSU-5]
LCA Ball Joint Nut: 70 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [FSU-5]
UCA Mount Bolt: 94 ft-lbs [FSU-5]
UCA Ball Joint Nut: 58 ft-lbs (Replace Cotter Pin After Removal) [FSU-5]
Lower Shock Mount: 155 ft-lbs [FSU-5]
Upper Shock Mount Nuts: 22 ft-lbs (there are 3 nuts) [FSU-5]
Shock Upper Spring Seat Nut: 30 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [FSU-5]
Wheel Hub Mounting Bolts: 44 ft-lbs (there are 4 bolts) (Replace After Removal) [FAX-5]
Center Hub Nut: 101 ft-lbs (Replace Cotter Pin After Removal) [FSU-5]


Rear Suspension:
Bump Stop: 14 ft-lbs [RSU-5]
Swaybar Mount: 36 ft-lbs [RSU-5]
Swaybar Connecting Rod Nuts: 32 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [RSU-5]
Upper Shock Mount Nut: 33 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [RSU-5]
Lower Shock Mount: 148 ft-lbs [RSU-5]
Spring Shackle: 77 ft-lbs (Both upper and lower) [RSU-5]
Front Leaf Spring Mount Bolt: 84 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [RSU-5]
Axle U-Bolt Nuts: 53 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [RSU-5]
Dynamic Dampener (weight): 14 ft-lbs


Front Diff (R180):
Diff Mounting Bolts: 135 ft-lbs [FFD-14]
Crossmember Bolts: 96 ft-lbs [FFD-14]
Pinion Nut: 138-216 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [FFD-16]
Ring Gear Bolts: 43 ft-lbs [FFD-16]
Carrier Bearing Journal: 69 ft-lbs [FFD-16]
Diff Cover Bolts: 30 ft-lbs [FFD-16]


Rear Diff (C200):
Pinion Nut: 107-238 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [RFD-15]
Ring Gear Bolts: 58 ft-lbs [RFD-15]
Carrier Bearing Journal: 69 ft-lbs [RFD-15]
Axle Bearing/Hub Nuts: 49 ft-lbs (there are 4 nuts) [RAX-7]
Diff Cover Bolts: 36 ft-lbs [RFD-15]


Rear Diff (M225 w/o Locker):
Pinion Nut: 220-500 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [RFD-50]
Ring Gear Bolts: 133 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [RFD-50]
Carrier Bearing Journal: 80 ft-lbs [RFD-50]
Axle Bearing/Hub Nuts: 89 ft-lbs (there are 4 nuts) [RFD-50]
Diff Breather: 31 in-lbs [RFD-50]
Diff Cover Bolts: 31 ft-lbs


Rear Diff (M225 w/ Locker):
Pinion Nut: 220-500 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [RFD-123]
Ring Gear Bolts: 135 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [RFD-123]
Carrier Bearing Journal: 80 ft-lbs [RFD-123]
Axle Bearing/Hub Nuts: 87 ft-lbs (there are 4 nuts) [RFD-123]
Diff Breather: 31 in-lbs [RFD-123]
Locker Wire Harness: 89 in-lbs [RFD-123]
Diff Cover Bolts: 31 ft-lbs [RFD-123]


Front Driveshaft:
Flange Nut: 44 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [PR-5]


Rear Driveshaft (Model 2S1330):
Flange Nut: 71 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [PR-10]


Rear Driveshaft (Model 2S1330-BJ100):
Flange Nut: 41 ft-lbs (Replace After Removal) [PR-11]


Front Brakes:
Slide Pin Bolt: 32 ft-lbs [BR-22]
Torque Member Bolt: 136 ft-lbs [BR-22]
Union Bolt: 24 ft-lbs [BR-22]
Bleed Valve: 69 in-lbs [BR-22]


Rear Brakes:
Slide Pin Bolt: 19 ft-lbs [BR-28]
Torque Member Bolt: 76 ft-lbs [BR-28]
Brake Line: 19 ft-lbs [BR-28]
Bleed Valve: 69 in-lbs [BR-22]


Maintenance:
Engine Oil Drain Plug: 25 ft-lbs (Replace Crush Washer)

Transfer Case Fill Plug: 26 ft-lbs (Replace Gasket)
Transfer Case Drain Plug: 26 ft-lbs (Replace Gasket)

Front Differential Fill Plug: 25 ft-lbs (Replace Gasket)
Front Differential Drain Plug: 25 ft-lbs (Replace Gasket)

Rear Differential Fill Plug (C200): 36 ft-lbs (Apply Silicon RTV or Equal)
Rear Differential Drain Plug (C200): 36 ft-lbs (Replace Gasket)

Rear Differential Fill Plug (M226) (with or without Locker): 25 ft-lbs (Apply Silicon RTV or Equal)
Rear Differential Drain Plug (M226) (with or without Locker): 20 ft-lbs (Apply Silicon RTV or Equal)

Manual Transmission Fill Plug: 25 ft-lbs (Replace Gasket)
Manual Transmission Drain Plug: 25 ft-lbs (Replace Gasket)

Automatic Transmission Drain Plug: 25 ft-lbs (Replace Gasket) (both 2wd and 4wd models)

Engine:
Intake Manifold: Bolts: First Pass: 5 ft-lb Second Pass: 21 ft-lb
Intake Manifold: Studs: 8 ft-lb (If removed from Engine Block)
Intake Manifold: Bolt Pattern: Engine Front: 5, 3, 2, 7
Intake Manifold: Bolt Pattern: Engine Front: 8, 1, 4, 6

Misc:
Wheel Lug Nuts: 98 ft-lbs
 

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Add these, Then delete this post lets build a list as we go.

TORQUES
Oil Drain Plug.....25 ft-lbs MC
Transfer case
Fill Plug.....26 ft-lbs
Drain Plug.....26 ft-lbs
Manual Transmission
Fill Plug.....25 ft-lbs
Drain Plug.....25 ft-lbs
 

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TNX 2nd Godfather
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lifeinthesouth said:
how about rear suspension:
shackle bolts
front leaf hanger bolts
u-bolts
shock bolts

I'm getting there. :)

Unless it is requested, I am not going to list every torque spec for things such as engine rebuilds, diff rebuilds, etc. There are just way too many specs and they have to be exact. If someone is going to be rebuilding a diff, I sure hope they have access to a SM or other info.
 

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muzikman said:
Disclaimer:
These numbers were pulled manually from the 2005 Nissan Xterra Service Manual.

If there is anything I am missing or someone sees that is wrong, please let me know and I’ll add it.

Front Suspension:

Swaybar Mounting Brackets: 96 ft-lbs
I'd suggest that you include the full torque specs, just like in the Service Manual, even if you want to 'highlight' the foot-pounds value.
For example, the torque spec shown for the "Stabilizer bar mounting bracket" on page FSU-5 of the SM is "130 (13, 96)", which are the values in Newton-meters, Kilogram-meters, and Foot-pounds.
You could do something like "96 ft-lbs (130, 13)" and have a note at the top that numbers in parentheses are "(N-m, kg-m)".

For example:
REAR FINAL DRIVE ASSEMBLY, Breather 31 ft-lbs (3.5 0.36)
(that's the 'rear diff breather', page RFD-50)

Also, is it worth referencing the source of the torque value? Over time, some values might come from places other than the Service Manual. Values that do come from the SM could be done like this:
REAR FINAL DRIVE ASSEMBLY, Breather 31 ft-lbs (3.5 0.36) [SM RFD-50]
 

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All great ideas. I do have only so much time though. ;)

I also think listing more than just the ft-lbs could translate into human error. When pulling the numbers I am getting them from the assembly drawings in the SM. You can not select the text there to do a cut and paste, so I am manaully entering the numbers into a spreadsheet and then updating this page. If I have to manually enter three numbers for every spec I am surely going to make a typing error. I think if someone needs more than the ft-lbs given they can dig up that info. Adding the source isn't a bad idea though and I'll make note of that when I am grabbing the data.
 

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Hey Muzik, I'm replacing my front sway bar bushings with the Titan ones from 4x4parts.com (same ones bucksnort bought) and I've got 40,000 miles on the beast.

Why does it say in the torque specs to replace after removal on the "sway bar rod ends"(I think that's what they're called)?

What are these? Do I have to unbolt them to get the new poly bushings on? Do I really have to replace them when I replace the sway bar bushings?

Whew. Sorry about the cluster#^$% of questions there.

Oh, I got one more. Do you have the torque specs for the body mounts?

Thanks!:notworthy:
 

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It means replace the nut on the connecting rods, or as you called them, Swaybar rod ends. It does not mean to replace the entire rod. Is this needed, probably not, but it's stated in the FSM to replace them.

The connecting rods are what attach the sway bar to the lower control arm.

When I had a front swaybar, I replaced the swaybar bushings without disconnecting the connecting rods. This was with a Shrock front bumper and the radiator skid removed. I am not sure if there is room with the stock bumper, but there probably is.

Hey Muzik, I'm replacing my front sway bar bushings with the Titan ones from 4x4parts.com (same ones bucksnort bought) and I've got 40,000 miles on the beast.

Why does it say in the torque specs to replace after removal on the "sway bar rod ends"(I think that's what they're called)?

What are these? Do I have to unbolt them to get the new poly bushings on? Do I really have to replace them when I replace the sway bar bushings?

Whew. Sorry about the cluster#^$% of questions there.

Oh, I got one more. Do you have the torque specs for the body mounts?

Thanks!:notworthy:
 

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Anyone know the tie rod end nut torque?
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