Kia Optima: Installation - Rear Upper Arm. Repair procedures - Rear Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2023 Service ManualKia Optima: Installation

1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Х If you don't install the jack, the bolt may cut due to the high work load of upper arm mounting bolt.
Х Install the component with the specified torques.
Х When installing the bolt, install the upper arm in no-load condition by using the transmission jack.
Х Install the rear upper arm to the sub frame using a bolt in horizontally aligned condition.
Х If tightening the bolt without aligning the bolt holes of rear upper arm and sub frame horizontally, the bolt securing the rear upper arm to the sub frame may come loose and as a result of this, rust and noise may be able to occur later.

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

Inspection
1. Check the bushing for wear and deterioration. 2. Check the rear lower arm for deformation. 3. Check the coil spring and spring pad for deterior ...

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Installation
1. Remove the ignition key from the vehicle. 2. Disconnect the battery negative cable from battery and wait for at least three minutes before beginning work. ...

Before Starting
Close and lock all doors. Position the seat so that all controls are easily reached. Adjust the inside and outside rearview mirrors. Be sure that all lights work. Check all gauges. Check ...

Installation
1. Installation is the reverse of removal. If the oil seal on the transaxle case side is damaged and fluid is leakin ...

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