Kia Optima: Replacement - Rear Shock Absorber. Repair procedures - Rear Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2021 Service ManualKia Optima: 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.

Rear Shock Absorber. Repair procedures
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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 du ...

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Inspection
Rear Brake Disc Thickness Check 1. Check the brake pads for wear and fade. 2. Check the brake disc for damage and cracks. 3. Remove all rust and contam ...

Windshield Wipers
The ignition switch must be ON. To turn the wipers on, move the lever down. INT Ц Intermittent wiper operation LO Ц Normal wiper speed HI Ц Fast wiper speed ...

Component Location Index
Engine Room 1. Receiver Drier 2. Condenser 3. Service Port (High) 4. Service Port (Low) 5. A/C Pressure Transducer 6. Compressor 7. Expansion Val ...

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