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

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) with the rear axle.

Tightening torque:

137.3~156.9N.m(14.0~16.0Kgf.m, 101.3~115.7lb-ft)


3. Set up the transmission jack (A) under the lower arm (B).

4. Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear upper arm (A) with the rear axle.

Tightening torque:

137.3~156.9N.m(14.0~16.0Kgf.m, 101.3~115.7lb-ft)


When removing the bolt, remove the upper arm in no-load condition by using the transmission jack.

5. Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear upper arm (A) with the sub frame.

Tightening torque:

156.9~176.5N.m(16.0~18.0Kgf.m, 115.7~130.2lb-ft)


When removing the bolt, remove the upper arm in no-load condition by using the transmission jack.


Rear Upper Arm. Repair procedures
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