Kia Optima: Inspection - Front Strut Assembly. Repair procedures - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2020 Service ManualKia Optima: 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 piston rod (A) and check that there is no abnormal resistance or unusual sound during operation.


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) ...

Front Lower Arm. Repair procedures
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Horn
To sound the horn, press the horn symbol on your steering wheel. Check the horn regularly to be sure it operates properly. ...

Removal
Timing chain cover removal is not required for this procedure. • Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfac ...

Changing Coolant
Change coolant according to the Scheduled Maintenance. Use only soft (de-mineralized) water in the coolant mixture. The engine in your vehicle has aluminum engine parts and must be protected ...

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