Kia Forte: Front Suspension System / Front Alignment

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Service Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Alignment

Repair procedures
Front wheel alignment
1.

When using a commercially available computerized wheel alignment equipment to inspect the front wheel alignment, always position the vehicle on a level surface with the front wheels facing straight ahead.

2.

Prior to inspection, make sure that the front suspension and steering system are in normal operating condition and that the tires are inflated to the specified pressure.

Toe

B - A > 0: Toe in (+)

B - A < 0: Toe out (-)

Toe adjustment

1.

Loosen the tie rod end lock nut.

2.

Remove the bellows clip to prevent the bellows from being twisted.

3.

Adjust the toe by screwing or unscrewing the tie rod. Toe adjustment should be made by turning the right and left tie rods by the same amount.

Toe-in

Total : 0.1° ± 0.2°

Individual : 0.05° ± 0.1°

4.

When completing the toe adjustment, install the bellows clip and tighten the tie rod end lock nut to specified torque.

Tightening torque:

49.0 - 53.9 N·m (5.0 - 5.5 kgf·m, 36.2 - 39.8 lb·ft)

5.

Perform the steering angle sensor calibration.

(Refer to Steering System - "Steering Column And Shaft")

Camber and Caster

Camber and Caster are pre-set at the factory, so they do not need to be adjusted. If the camber and caster are not within the standard value, replace or repair the damaged parts and then inspect again.

Camber angle

Australia : -0.5° ± 0.5°

General / Middle East / Europe / Russia / South America : -0.38° ± 0.5°

Brazil / Mexico : -0.31° ± 0.5°

Caster angle : 4.5° ± 0.5°

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