Kia Sportage: Rear Suspension System / Rear Lower Arm Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Lower Arm Repair procedures

Removal
1.
Remove wheel nuts, wheel and tire (A) from hub.
Tightening torque:
107.9 - 127.5 N·m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf·m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb·ft)

  
Be careful not to damage the hub bolts when removing the wheel & tire.
2.
Loosen the bolts and nuts (A,B,C) and then remove the lower arm.
Tightening torque:
A : 137.3-156.9 N·m (14.0-16.0 kgf·m, 101.3-115.7 lb·ft)
B : 98.0 - 117.6 N·m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf·m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb·ft)
C : 107.9 - 117.7 N·m (11.0 - 12.0 kgf·m, 79.6 - 86.8 lb·ft)

  
Set up the transmission jack under the lower arm in order to remove the shock absorber in no-load condition.
3.
Remove the lower arm protector.

4.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
5.
Check the wheel alignment.
(Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Alignment")
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 nuts.
Rear Shock Absorber Repair procedures
Removal 1. Remove wheel nuts, wheel and tire (A) from hub. Tightening torque: 107.9 - 127.5 N·m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf·m, 79.6 - 9 ...

Rear Upper Arm Repair procedures
Removal 1. Remove wheel nuts, wheel and tire (A) from hub. Tightening torque: 107.9 - 127.5 N·m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf·m, 79.6 - 9 ...

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