Kia Optima: Rear Stabilizer Bar Repair procedures - Rear Suspension System - Suspension SystemKia Optima: 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 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 nut and then remove the stabilizer link (A) from the rear stabilizer bar.

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


4.
Loosen the mounting bolt and then remove the stabilizer bar (B) from the sub frame (A).

Tightening torque:
44.1 ~ 53.9N.m(4.5 ~ 5.5kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 39.8lb-ft)


5.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Inspection
1.
Check the rear stabilizer bar for deformation.
2.
Check the rear stabilizer link ball joint for damage.
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 wh ...

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 w ...

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Inspection
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