Kia Forte: Rear Suspension System - Multi link / Rear Shock Absorber

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

Components and components location
Components

1. Shock absorber dust cap
2. Lock nut
3. Insulator assembly
4. Bumper rubber
5. Dust cover
6. Shock absorber

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.

Remove the rear shock absorber.

  

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

(1)

Loosen the rear shock absorber upper mounting bolts (A).

Tightening torque:

58.8 - 73.5 N·m (6.0 - 7.5 kgf·m, 43.4 - 54.2 lb·ft)

(2)

Loosen the rear shock absorber lower mounting bolt and nut (B).

Tightening torque:

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

(3)

Remove the rear shock absorber (C).

3.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

Disassembly
1.

Remove the lock nut cover (A).

2.

Using the special tool (09546-3X100), install the self locking nut.

3.

Separate the bracket assembly (A), bumper rubber (B), dust cover (C), shock absorber (D).

Disposal
1.

Remove the strike cap (A) from the shock absorber assembly.

2.

Remove the gas by Drilling a hole in the inner oil seal.

  

The gas coming out is harmless but be careful of chips that may fly when drilling.

Reassembly
1.

To reassembly, reverse the disassembly procedure.

2.

Using SST (09546-3X100), install the lock nut.

Tightening torque :

19.6 - 24.5 N·m (2.0 - 2.5 kgf·m, 14.5 - 18.1 lb·ft)

  

Do not reuse the self locking nut.

3.

Install the lock nut cover (A).

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Rear Upper Arm
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