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

1. Remove the rear wheel & tire.

Tightening torque:

88.3 ~ 107.9 N.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. Remove the sprit pin and castle nut and then disconnect the rear assist arm (A) from the rear axle.

Tightening torque:

44.1 ~ 53.9N.m(4.5 ~ 5.5kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 39.8lb-ft)


3. Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear assist arm (A) from the sub frame.

Tightening torque:

107.9 ~ 117.7N.m(11.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 86.8lb-ft)


4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Rear Assist Arm. Repair procedures
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Inspection
1. Check the bushing for wear and deterioration. 2. Check for all bolts and nut. ...

See also:

Circuit Diagram
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Circuit Diagram (1)
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Removal
1. Remove the battery and the battery tray. (Refer to "Charging system" in EE group.) 2. Remove the under cover (A). Tightening torque:7.8 ~ 11 ...

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