Kia Optima: Removal - Rear Lower Arm. Repair procedures - Rear Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2018 Service ManualKia Optima: Removal

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. Set up the transmission jack (A) under the lower arm (B).

3. Loosen the nut and then remove the rear stabilizer link (A) from the lower arm and subframe.

Tightening torque:

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


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

Tightening torque:

137.3~156.9N.m(14.0~16.0Kgf.m, 101.3~115.7lb-ft)


When removing the bolt, remove the upper arm in no-load condition by using the transmission jack.

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

Tightening torque:

107.9~117.7N.m(11.0~12.0Kgf.m, 79.6~86.8lb-ft)


When removing the bolt, remove the lower arm in no-load condition by using the transmission jack.


Rear Lower Arm. Repair procedures
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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 deterior ...

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