Kia Optima: Rear Suspension System / Rear Shock Absorber

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Service and Repair Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Shock Absorber

Components and components location
Components

Repair procedures
Removal
1.

Disconnect the (-) battery terminal.

2.

Remove the rear wheel and tire.

(Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Wheel")

3.

Remove the rear shock absorber (A). after loosening the bolts.

Tightening torque:

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

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

Installation
1.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

2.

Check the alignment.

(Refer to Suspension System - "Alingment")

Disassembly
1.

Remove the lock nut cover (A).

2.

Using the special tool (09546-S1100), install the self locking nut.

3.

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

Inspection
1.

Check the rubber parts for damage or deterioration.

2.

Check the shock absorber for abnormal resistance or unusual sounds.

Disposal
1.

Fully extend the shock absorber rod.

2.

Drill a hole to remove gas from the cylinder.

  

The gas corning out is harmless, but be careful of chips that may fly when drilling. Be sure to use face shield and safety goggles.

Reassembly
1.

To reassembly, reverse the disassembly procedure.

2.

Using SST(09546-S1100), install the lock nut.

  

Do not reuse the self locking nut.

Tightening torque :

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

3.

Install the lock nut cover (A).

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