Kia Forte: Rear Suspension System - Couple Torsion Beam Axle / Rear Coil Spring

Kia Forte 2019-2022 (BD) Service Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System - Couple Torsion Beam Axle / Rear Coil Spring

Components and components location
Components

1. Spring upper pad
2. Coil spring
3. Spring lower pad

Repair procedures
Removal and Installation
1.

Remove the rear wheel and tire (A).

Tightening torque:

107.9 - 127.5 N·m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf·m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb·ft)

  

Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the rear wheel and tire.

2.

Support the jack to torsion bead axle.

3.

Loosen the lower mounting bolt and then detach the rear shock absorber (A).

Tightening torque:

98.0 - 117.6 N·m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf·m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb·ft)

4.

Remove the coil spring (A).

5.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

6.

Check the wheel alignment.

(Refer to Rear Suspension System - "Rear Alignment")

Inspection
1.

Check the coil spring for crack and deformation.

2.

Check the coil spring pad for damage and deformation.

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