Kia Sportage: Rear Suspension System / Rear Stabilizer Bar Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Stabilizer Bar Repair procedures

Removal
[2WD]
1.
Loosen the stabilizer link nut (A).
Tightening torque :
98.0 - 117.6 N·m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf·m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb·ft)

  
Set up the transmission jack under the lower arm in order to remove the shock absorber in no-load condition .
2.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then remove the stabilizer bar.
Tightening torque:
44.1 - 53.9 N·m (4.5 - 5.5 kgf·m, 32.5 - 39.8 lb·ft)

3.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
[4WD]
1.
Remove the rear driver shaft.
(Refer to Driveshaft and axle - "Rear Drive Shaft Assembly")
2.
Remove the rear differential carrier.
(Refer to Driveshaft and axle - "Rear Differential Carrier")
3.
Loosen the stabilizer link nut (A).
Tightening torque:
98.0 - 117.6 N·m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf·m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb·ft)

  
Set up the transmission jack under the lower arm in order to remove the shock absorber in no-load condition.
4.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then remove the stabilizer bar.
Tightening torque:
44.1 - 53.9 N·m (4.5 - 5.5 kgf·m, 32.5 - 39.8 lb·ft)

5.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
Inspection
1.
Check the rear stabilizer bar for deformation.
2.
Check the rear stabilizer link ball joint for damage.
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 ...

Rear Assist 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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