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

Replacement
1.
Remove the rear wheel & tire.

Tightening torque:
88.3 ~ 107.9N.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.
Loosen the nut and then remove the rear stabilizer link (B) from the rear lower arm (A).

Tightening torque:
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m(10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8lb-ft)


3.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear lower arm (A) from the rear axle.

Tightening torque:
137.3 ~ 156.9N.m(14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)


4.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear lower arm (B) from the sub frame (A).

Tightening torque:
117.7 ~ 137.3N.m (12.0 ~ 14.0kgf.m, 86.8 ~ 101.3lb-ft)


5.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
   
   
Be careful not to cover the drain hole of lower arm with spring.
Inspection
1.
Check the bushing for wear and deterioration.
2.
Check the rear lower arm for deformation.
3.
Check the coil spring and spring pad for deterioration and deformation.
4.
Check for all bolts and nut.
Rear Upper Arm Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Remove the rear wheel & tire. Tightening torque: 88.3 ~ 107.9N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage the hub bolts wh ...

Rear Stabilizer Bar Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Remove the rear wheel & tire. Tightening torque: 88.3 ~ 107.9N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage the hub bolts w ...

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