Kia Optima: Rear Shock Absorber Repair procedures - Rear Suspension System - Suspension SystemKia Optima: Rear Shock Absorber 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 bolt & nut and then disconnect the shock absorber (A) from the rear axle.

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


3.
Loosen the mounting bolts and then remove the shock absorber (A).

Tightening torque:
49.0 ~ 63.7N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 47.0lb-ft)


4.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
   
   
Don''t reuse rear shock absorber upper self-locking nut.
Inspection
1.
Check the rubber parts for wear and deterioration.
2.
Compress and extend the piston rod (A) and check that there is no abnormal resistance or unusual sound during operation.


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