Kia Wheel Lug Nut Torque Chart


Kia Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specs, All Models.

If you are planning on installing a wheel on your Kia, it is important to be aware of the manufacturer's recommended torque settings. Using the proper torque helps ensure that the wheel assembly is securely installed. The Kia Wheel Lug Nut Torque Chart we have compiled can be used as a quick reference guide by roadside assistance providers or DIY enthusiasts when working on any Kia vehicle.

Using the manufacturer's recommended torque also helps guarantee that there isn’t either too much or too little pressure on any of the assemblies to which the wheel attaches. Before you install your wheels, check your vehicle’s recommended torque.

Kia Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specs Recommendations

Make Model Trim Year Range Torque

KIA

AMANTI ALL / SEDAN 2004 - 2008 85 ft-lbs
BORREGO BASE / LX V6 2009 - 2009 100 ft-lbs
CADENZA 18"BASE / PREMIUM 2014 - 2018 80 ft-lbs
FORTE - ALL 16"BASE / KOUP EX 2010 - 2016 80 ft-lbs
FORTE(5) SEDAN / HATCHBACK 2017 - 2018 95 ft-lbs
K900 19"BASE / V8 2015 - 2018 80 ft-lbs
NIRO HYBRID 2018 - 2019 95 ft-lbs
OPTIMA 16-INCH / LX/EX 5LUG 2006 - 2018 80 ft-lbs
OPTIMA SEDAN / ALL 2001 - 2010 85 ft-lbs
RIO 5 15"BASE / SX 2006 - 2012 80 ft-lbs
RIO 5-DOOR 15"BASE / EX 2013 - 2016 80 ft-lbs
RIO 14"BASE / BASE 2006 - 2012 80 ft-lbs
RIO ALL / ALL 2001 - 2005 85 ft-lbs
RIO CINCO ALL / WAGON 2002 - 2005 85 ft-lbs
RIO SEDAN 15"BASE / EX/LX 2013 - 2018 80 ft-lbs
RONDO 16-INCH / ALL 2007 - 2010 80 ft-lbs
SEDONA VAN / LX/EX 2002 - 2018 80 ft-lbs
SEPHIA ALL / ALL 1993 - 2001 85 ft-lbs
SORENTO 16-INCH / LX/EX 2003 - 2019 85 ft-lbs
SOUL 15"BASE / BASE 2010 - 2018 80 ft-lbs
SPECTRA 5 15-INCH / ALL 2005 - 2009 85 ft-lbs
SPECTRA ALL / GS/GSX/K 2000 - 2009 85 ft-lbs
SPORTAGE ALL / ALL 1995 - 2018 85 ft-lbs
STINGER BASE / GT 2018 - 2019 95 ft-lbs

Remove or Install Front or Rear Wheel - Generic Instructions

When removing and installing a wheel on your vehicle, always follow these generic instructions, but for more information please refer to your owner's manual. When lifting your vehicle, make sure you use the proper equipment and that you only lift the vehicle from the jacking points, one wheel at the time. Always block the opposite wheel from the one you are working on with two wheel chokes on both side of the wheel to prevent the car from rolling and fall of the jack while you're working on it. Never get under the vehicle when it is resting only on the jack.

  • Always release the wheel lockable nuts or bolts by hand (use a breaker bar) and NOT by using an impact drill. Do not jump or use your foot on the breaker bar.
  • Remove dirt, grease residues and corrosion from rim and wheel hub contact surfaces.
  • Check brake disc retaining bolt for tight fit.
  • Apply anti-seize paste on the wheel centring in the wheel rim.
  • Clean wheel bolts or nuts and check threads for damage, renew if necessary. Renew corroded wheel bolts. Attention! Do not apply oil or grease to wheel studs or bolts.
  • The wheel rim must rest uniformly against the brake disc.
  • Screw in the wheel bolts or lug nuts and evenly tighten by hand in a crosswise sequence in order to centre the wheel rim.
  • Tighten the wheel bolts or lug nuts to the specified tightening toque in a crosswise sequence using a calibrated torque wrench.
  • Check all wheel bolts or lug nuts in the same sequence and retighten to the prescribed tightening torque if necessary.
  • Under no circumstances use pneumatic or electric screwdrivers to screw in and tighten the wheel bolts.