Kia Forte: Rear Suspension System - Multi link / Rear Coil Spring

Kia Forte 2019-2023 (BD) Service Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System - Multi link / Rear Coil Spring

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.

Separate the rear shock absorber (A) from the rear carrier by loosening the lower mounting bolt and nut.

Tightening torque :

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

3.

Separate the rear stabilizer link (A) by loosening the nut.

Tightening torque :

58.8 - 78.5 N·m (6.0 - 8.0 kgf·m, 43.4 - 57.9 lb·ft)

  

When loosening the nut, fix the outer hexagon of stabilizer bar link.

4.

Separate the lower arm (A) by loosening the bolts and nuts (B).

Tightening torque :

Bolt and nut (B) : 137.3 - 156.9 N·m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf·m, 101.3 - 115.7 lb·ft)

  

Set up the jack under the lower arm in order to remove it in no-load condition.

5.

Remove the rear coil spring (A).

6.

Remove the spring upper pad (A) and lower pad (B).

7.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

8.

Check the wheel alignment.

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

Inspection
1.

Check the spring for distortion, aging or damage.

2.

Check the spring upper pad and lower pad for aging or damage.

Trailing Arm
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 ...

Rear Cross Member
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 ...

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