Kia Optima: Replacement - Rear Stabilizer Bar. Repair procedures - Rear Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2020 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 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.

Rear Stabilizer Bar. Repair procedures
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Inspection
1. Check the rear stabilizer bar for deformation. 2. Check the rear stabilizer link ball joint for damage. ...

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Removal
1. Remove the rear wheel & tire. Tightening torque:88.3 ~ 107.9N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft) ...

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