Kia Optima: Trailing Arm Repair procedures - Rear Suspension System - Suspension SystemKia Optima: Trailing Arm Repair procedures

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 remove the rear upper arm (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 bolt and then remove the rear caliper (A).

Tightening torque:
49.0 ~ 58.8N.m (5.0 ~ 6.0kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 43.4lb-ft)


4.
Loosen the screw and then remove the rear disc (A).


5.
Disconnect the parking brake cable (A) from the rear brake assembly.
(Refer to BR group - "Parking brake system)


6.
Loosen the parking brake cable bracket bolt (A) & height sensor bracket bolt (B).


7.
Loosen the mounting bolt and then remove the trailing arm (A) from the rear axle.

Tightening torque:
44.1 ~ 53.9N.m(4.5 ~ 5.5kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 39.8lb-ft)


8.
Loosen the mounting bolt and then remove the trailing arm (A) from the frame.

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


9.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
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