Kia Optima: Disassembly - Front Strut Assembly. Repair procedures - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2022 Service ManualKia Optima: 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)


2. Remove the self-locking nut (C) from the strut assembly (B).
3. Remove the insulator, spring seat, coil spring and dust cover from the strut assembly.
4. Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.

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

Inspection
1. Check the strut bearing for wear and damage. 2. Check the spring upper and lower seat for damage and deterioration. 3. Compress and extend the pist ...

See also:

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Removal
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Repair procedures
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