I could not find my first post about this from yesterday. I need the torque specs for the throttle body and IAC for a 03 Rio 1.6L. For removal and cleaning purposes. Could not find the info at kiainfo site after over and our of searching for it.
The only place I can see torque specs for the throttle body is under the service bulletins section, issued for 2.0 and 2.4L engines. (do a search for throttle body cleaning in service bulletins). They list 5.8-7.2 ft lbs for one engine and 5.8-8.7 ft lbs for the other. Since the Rio is the same size and pattern I would go with the upper spec for the first engine (7.2 ft lbs) to be safe. under 10 ft lbs shouldn't break it off, or crush the base....so I'd feel safe at 7.2 ft lbs. Good luck.