Kia Optima: Replacement - Front Lower Arm. Repair procedures - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2022 Service ManualKia Optima: Replacement

1. Remove the front wheel & tire.

Tightening torque:

88.3 ~ 107.9N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)


Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel & tire.
2. Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the lower arm (A).

Tightening torque:

98.1 ~ 117.7N.m(10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.6lb-ft)


3. Loosen the bolts and nuts and then remove the front lower arm (A).

Tightening torque

Front:

117.7 ~ 137.3N.m(12.0 ~ 14.0kgf.m, 86.8 ~ 101.3lb-ft)

Rear:

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

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Front Lower Arm. Repair procedures
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Inspection
1. Check the bushing for wear and deterioration. 2. Check the front stabilizer bar for deformation. 3. Check the all bolts and nuts. ...

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