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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Good driving practices
Never move the shift lever from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to any other position with the accelerator pedal depressed. Never move the shift lever into P (Park) when the vehicle is in motion. Be ...

Warnings and indicators
All warning lights are checked by turning the ignition switch ON (do not start the engine). Any light that does not illuminate should be checked by an authorized Kia dealer. After starting the en ...

Schematic Diagram
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