Kia Sportage: Rear Lower Arm: Repair procedures - Rear Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Sportage SL Service & Repair ManualKia Sportage: Rear Lower Arm: Repair procedures

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Service & Repair Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Lower Arm: Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Remove the rear wheel & tire.

Tightening torque :
88.3 ~ 107.9N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)

   
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel & tire (A).
2.
Loosen the nut and then remove the rear stabilizer link (B) with the rear lower arm (A).

Tightening torque :
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8lb-ft)

3.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear shock absorber (A) with the lower arm.

Tightening torque :
137.3 ~ 156.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

4.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear lower arm (A) with the rear axle.

Tightening torque :
137.3 ~ 156.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

5.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear lower arm (B) with the sub frame (A).

Tightening torque :
137.3 ~ 156.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

6.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Inspection
1.
Check the bushing for wear and deterioration.
2.
Check the rear lower arm for deformation.
3.
Check the coil spring and spring pad for deterioration and deformation.
4.
Check for all bolts and nut.
Rear Upper Arm: Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Remove the rear wheel & tire. Tightening torque : 88.3 ~ 107.9N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage to the hub bol ...

Rear Stabilizer Bar: Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Remove the rear wheel & tire. Tightening torque : 88.3 ~ 107.9N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage to the hub bol ...

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