Kia Optima Hybrid: Front Suspension System / Front Strut Assembly Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Remove the front wheel & tire.

Tightening torque:
88.3 ~ 107.9N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)

   
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel & tire.
2.
Remove the wheel speed sensor (B) from the front strut assembly by loosening mounting bolts (A).

3.
Disconnect the stabilizer link (B) from the front strut assembly (A) after loosening the nut.

Tightening torque:
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m(10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3~86.8lb-ft)

4.
Disconnect the front strut assembly (A) from the knuckle by loosening the bolt & nut.

Tightening torque:
156.9 ~ 176.5N.m (16.0 ~ 18.0kgf.m, 115.7 ~ 130.2lb-ft)

5.
Remove the front strut assembly and then loosen the strut mounting nuts (A).

Tightening torque:
53.9 ~ 73.5N.m(5.5 ~ 7.5kgf.m, 39.8 ~ 54.2lb-ft)

6.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Disassembly
1.
Using the special tool (09546-26000), compress the coil spring (A).

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

2.
Remove the self-locking nut (C) from the strut assembly (B).
3.
Remove the insulator, spring seat, coil spring and dust cover from the strut assembly.
4.
Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.
Inspection
1.
Check the strut bearing for wear and damage.
2.
Check the spring upper and lower seat for damage and deterioration.
3.
Compress and extend the piston rod (A) and check that there is no abnormal resistance or unusual sound during operation.

Front Strut Assembly Components and Components Location

Components 1. Strut assembly2. Insulator3. Bearing4. Spring upper pad5. Coil spring6. Dust cover7. Spring lower pad ...

Front Lower Arm Repair procedures

Replacement 1. Remove the front wheel & tire. Tightening torque: 88.3 ~ 107.9N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel ...

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Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: General Safety Information and Caution


Safety Precaution     Since hybrid vehicles contain a high voltage battery, if the high voltage system or vehicles are handled incorrectly, this might lead to a serious accidents like electric shock and electric leakage.     • Be sure to shut off the high voltage by removing the ...

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Repair procedures


Removal 1. Remove the rear wheel and tire. Tightening torque: 88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6 lb-ft) 2. Remove the rear wheel speed sensor mounting bolt (A). Tightening torque: 6.9 ~ 10.8 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 8.0 lb-ft) 3. Remove the rear seat back. (Refer to the Body group - Seat) ...

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