Kia Optima: Replacement - Rear Hub - Carrier. Repair procedures - Rear Axle Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2022 Service ManualKia Optima: Replacement

1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.

Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.

2. Remove wheel nuts, rear wheel and tire from rear hub.

Tightening torque:

88.2 ~ 107.8 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.0 ~ 79.5 lb-ft)


Be careful not to damage to the wheel nuts when removing the rear wheel and tire.
3. Loosen the mount screw and then brake disc (A).

Tightening torque:

4.9 ~ 6.8 N.m (0.5 ~ 0.7 kgf.m, 3.6 ~ 5.0 lb-ft)


4. Loosen the rear upper arm and then remove the rear upper arm (A).

Tightening torque:

137.2 ~ 156.9 N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0 kgf.m, 101.2 ~ 115.7 lb-ft)


5. Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts , and then hold the brake caliper assembly (B) with wire as shown in the illustration.

Tightening torque:

78.4 ~ 98.0 N.m (8.0 ~ 10.0 kgf.m, 57.8 ~ 72.3 lb-ft)


6. Disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector (A).

Tightening torque:

6.8 ~ 10.7 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 2.8 ~ 7.9 lb-ft)


7. Disconnect the parking cable mounting clip, remove the parking cable (A).

(Refer to BR group - "Parking brake cable")

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

Tightening torque:

44.1 ~ 53.9 N.m (4.5 ~ 5.5 kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 39.7 lb-ft)


9. Loosen the assist arm mounting nut and then remove the assist arm (A).

Tightening torque:

44.1 ~ 53.9 N.m (4.5 ~ 5.5 kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 39.7 lb-ft)


10. Loosen the lower arm (A) and rear strut (B) mounting bolts and remove the knuckle assembly (C).

Tightening torque:

Lower arm : 137.2 ~ 156.9 N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0 kgf.m, 101.2 ~ 115.7 lb-ft)

Strut : 137.2 ~ 156.9 N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0 kgf.m, 101.2 ~ 115.7 lb-ft)

11. Loosen the hub bearing mounting, and then remove the hub bearing from knuckle (A).

Tightening torque:

78.4 ~ 88.2 N.m (8.0 ~ 9.0 kgf.m, 57.8 ~ 65.0 lb-ft)


12. Install in the reverse order of removal.

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