Kia Optima: Disassembly - Front Strut Assembly. Repair procedures - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2020 Service ManualKia Optima: Disassembly

1. Using the special tool (09546-26000), compress the coil spring (A).

Tightening torque:

58.8 ~ 68.6N.m(6.0 ~ 7.0kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 50.6lb-ft)


2. Remove the self-locking nut (C) from the strut assembly (B).
3. Remove the insulator, spring seat, coil spring and dust cover from the strut assembly.
4. Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.

Replacement
1. Remove the front wheel & tire. Tightening torque:88.3 ~ 107.9N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft) ...

Inspection
1. Check the strut bearing for wear and damage. 2. Check the spring upper and lower seat for damage and deterioration. 3. Compress and extend the pist ...

See also:

Engine Oil Pressure Warning
This warning light indicates the engine oil pressure is low. If the warning light comes on while driving: 1. Drive safely to the side of the road and stop. 2. With the engine off, check the engin ...

Recommended Shifting
Drive the vehicle in the highest gear that allows the engine to run and accelerate smoothly without hesitating or stalling. This will give you the most efficient fuel economy and emission control. ...

Starter Relay. Repair procedures
Inspection 1. Remove the fuse box cover. 2. Remove the starter relay (A). 3. Using an ohmmeter, check that there is continuit ...

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