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Automotive Torque Specifications

Home Ford Mercury Ford Thunderbird And Mercury Cougar 1983-88

Ford Thunderbird And Mercury Cougar 1983-88

Engine

4 Cyl Engine
Component Torque
Auxiliary Shaft Retaining Plate Screws 6-9 ft. lbs.
Auxiliary Shaft Sprocket Bolt 28-40 ft. lbs.
Camshaft Cover Bolts 6-8 ft. lbs.
Camshaft Cover Shield Bolt (if equipped) 28-40 ft. lbs.
Camshaft Retaining Plate Bolt 6-9 ft. lbs.
Camshaft Sprocket Bolt 50-71 ft. lbs.
Crankshaft Pulley/Sprocket Bolt 28-40 ft. lbs.
Cylinder Head Bolts Step 1 50-60 ft. lbs.
Step 2 80-90 ft. lbs.
Engine Mount-to-Block Bolts 33-45 ft. lbs.
Engine Mount-to-Bracket Nut 65-85 ft. lbs.
Engine Mount-to-Frame Bolts 33-45 ft. lbs.
Exhaust Manifold Bolts 1983-86 Step 1 5-7 ft. lbs.
Step 2 16-23 ft. lbs.
1987 and up Step 1 178-204 in. lbs.
Step 2 20-30 ft. lbs.
Flywheel/Driveplate Bolts 56-64 ft. lbs.
Intake Manifold Bolts Step 1 5-7 ft. lbs.
Step 2 14-21 lbs.
Main Bearing Cap Bolts 1984-86 Step 1 50-60 ft. lbs.
Step 2 80-90 ft. lbs.
1987 and up Step 1 50-60 ft. lbs.
Step 2 75-85 ft. lbs.
Oil Pan-to-Engine Block Bolts 1983-86 Small Bolts 6-8 ft. lbs.
Large Bolts 8-10 ft. lbs.
1987 and up 10-13.5 ft. lbs.
Oil Pump Bolts 14-21 ft. lbs.
Oil Pump Pick-up Tube Bolts 14-21 ft. lbs.
Rod Bearing Cap Nuts Step 1 25-30 ft. lbs.
Step 2 30-36 ft. lbs.
Thermostat Housing-to-Engine Bolts 14-21 ft. lbs.
Timing Belt Outer Cover Bolts 6-9 ft. lbs.
Timing Belt Tensioner Adjustment Bolt 14-21 ft. lbs.
Timing Belt Tensioner Pivot Bolt 28-40 ft. lbs.
Water Pump-to-Block Bolts 14-21 ft. lbs.
EFI Components
Component Torque
Lower Intake Manifold Mounting Bolts 14-21 ft. lbs.
Fuel Supply Manifold Mounting Bolts 14-22 ft. lbs.
Upper Intake Manifold Mounting Bolts 15-22 ft. lbs.

 

 

 

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