Kia Optima: Rear Suspension System / Rear Stabilizer Bar

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Stabilizer Bar

Repair procedures
Removal
1.

Disconnect the (-) battery terminal.

2.

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.

3.

Loosen the bolt and then remove the stabilizer bar (A).

Tightening torque :

44.1 - 53.9 N.m (4.5 - 5.5 kgf.m, 32.5 - 39.8 lb-ft)

Inspection
1.

Check the rear stabilizer bar for deformation.

2.

Check the rear stabilizer link ball joint for damage.

Installation
1.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

2.

Check the alignment.

(Refer to Suspension System - "Alingment")

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

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