Kia Forte: Rear Suspension System - Multi link / Rear Lower Arm

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Service Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System - Multi link / Rear Lower 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, 79.6 - 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.

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

Tightening torque :

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

Bolt and nut (C) : 107.9 - 117.7 N·m (11.0 - 12.0 kgf·m, 79.6 - 86.8 lb·ft)

  

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

5.

Remove the stabilizer link from the rear lower arm.

Tightening torque :

19.6 - 29.4 N·m (2.0 - 3.0 kgf·m, 14.5 - 21.7 lb·ft)

6.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

7.

Check the wheel alignment.

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

Inspection
1.

Check the bushing for wear and deterioration.

2.

Check the rear lower arm for deformation.

3.

Check for all bolts and nut.

4.

Check the cracks or the cutting of the lower.

Rear Upper 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 Stabilizer Bar
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 ...

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