Kia Optima: Rear Suspension System / Rear Coil Spring

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Coil Spring

Repair procedures
Removal
1.

Disconnect the (-) battery terminal.

2.

Remove the rear wheel and tire.

(Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Wheel")

3.

Loosen the bolt and nut (A) and then remove the rear lower arm from the rear axle.

Tightening torque :

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

  

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

Before removing the rear lower arm, mark the position and direction of the bolt and washer before changing.

4.

Loosen the bolt and nut (A) and remove the rear shock absorber from the rear lower arm.

Tightening torque :

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

5.

Loosen the bolt and nut (A) and then disconnect the rear stabilizer link from the rear lower arm.

Tightening torque :

58.8 - 68.6 N.m (6.0 - 7.0 kgf.m, 43.4 - 50.6 lb-ft)

  

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

Be careful not to damage the stabilizer link boots.

6.

Remove the rear coil spring (A).

Inspection
1.

Check the spring for distortion, aging or damage.

2.

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

Installation
1.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

2.

Check the alignment.

(Refer to Suspension System - "Alingment")

Rear Shock Absorber
Components and components location Components Repair procedures Removal 1. Disconnect the (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the rear ...

Rear Upper Arm
Repair procedures Removal 1. Disconnect the (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the rear wheel and tire. (Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Wheel") ...

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