Splitting force is the key to the process of fracture splitting connecting rod. In this paper, numerical simulation is made in the process of fracture splitting Jetta car connecting rod by using software MSC.MARC. Through analysis, the curve between J integral and splitting force is established. According to the experiential formula of impact toughness and fracture toughness, critical J integral ( JIC ) can be achieved. After getting JIC , the splitting force can be determined by linear interpolation method and verified by tensile experiment and the error is below 1%. It is proved that this method can also used to analyze other kinds of connecting rods with different materials.