Kia Optima: Rear Assist Arm Repair procedures - Rear Suspension System - Suspension SystemKia Optima: Rear Assist Arm Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Remove the rear wheel & tire.

Tightening torque:
88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)


   
   
Be careful not to damage the hub bolts when removing the rear wheel & tire.
2.
Remove the sprit pin and castle nut and then disconnect the rear assist arm (A) from the rear axle.

Tightening torque:
78.4 ~ 88.3N.m(8.0 ~ 9.0kgf.m, 57.8 ~ 65.1lb-ft)


3.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear assist arm (A) from the sub frame.

Tightening torque:
107.9 ~ 117.7N.m(11.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 86.8lb-ft)


4.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Inspection
1.
Check the bushing for wear and deterioration.
2.
Check for all bolts and nut.
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