Kia Optima: Trailing Arm. Repair procedures - Rear Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2022 Service ManualKia Optima: Trailing Arm. Repair procedures

Replacement

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) from the rear axle.

Tightening torque:

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


3. Loosen the bolt and then remove the rear caliper (A).

Tightening torque:

49.0 ~ 58.8N.m (5.0 ~ 6.0kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 43.4lb-ft)


4. Loosen the screw and then remove the rear disc (A).

5. Disconnect the parking brake cable (A) from the rear brake assembly.

(Refer to BR group - "Parking brake system)

6. Loosen the parking brake cable bracket bolt (A) & height sensor bracket bolt (B).

7. Loosen the mounting bolt and then remove the trailing arm (A) from the rear axle.

Tightening torque:

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


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

Tightening torque:

98.1 ~ 117.7N.m(10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8lb-ft)


9. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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