Kia Optima: Replacement - Front Strut Assembly. Repair procedures - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Optima: Replacement

1. Remove the front wheel & tire.

Tightening torque:

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


Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel & tire.
2. Remove the wheel speed sensor (B) from the front strut assembly by loosening mounting bolts (A).

3. Disconnect the stabilizer link (B) from the front strut assembly (A) after loosening the nut.

Tightening torque:

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


4. Disconnect the front strut assembly (A) from the knuckle by loosening the bolt & nut.

Tightening torque:

156.9 ~ 176.5N.m (16.0 ~ 18.0kgf.m, 115.7 ~ 130.2lb-ft)


5. Remove the front strut assembly and then loosen the strut mounting nuts (A).

Tightening torque:

53.9 ~ 68.6N.m(5.5 ~ 7.0kgf.m, 39.8 ~ 50.6lb-ft)


6. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Front Strut Assembly. Repair procedures
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Disassembly
1. Using the special tool (09546-26000), compress the coil spring (A). Tightening torque:58.8 ~ 68.6N.m(6.0 ~ 7.0kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 50.6lb-ft) ...

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