Kia Optima: Front Suspension System / Front Stabilizer Bar

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2023 Service and Repair Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Stabilizer Bar

Repair procedures
Removal
1.

Disconnect the (-) battery terminal.

2.

Remove the front wheel and tire.

(Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Wheel")

3.

Disconnect the stabilizer link with the front strut assembly after loosening the nut (A).

Tightening torque :

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

  

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

Be careful not to damage the stabilizer link boots.

4.

Loosen the nut (A) and disconnect the stabilizer bar link from the stabilizer bar.

Tightening torque :

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

  

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

Be careful not to damage the stabilizer link boots.

5.

Loosen the bolt (A) and remove the stabilizer bar from the sub frame.

Tightening torque :

49.0 - 63.7 N·m (5.0 - 6.5 kgf·m, 36.2 - 47.0 lb·ft)

[LH]

[RH]

Installation
1.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

2.

Check the alignment.

(Refer to Suspension System - "Alingment")

Inspection
1.

Check the bushing for wear and deterioration.

2.

Check the front stabilizer bar for deformation.

3.

Check the front stabilizer link ball joint for damage.

Front Lower Arm
Repair procedures Removal 1. Disconnect the (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the front wheel and tire. (Refer to Suspension System - "Wheel&q ...

Sub Frame
Repair procedures Removal 1. Disconnect the (-) battery terminal. 2. Loosen the bolt (A) and remove the universal joint (B). Tig ...

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