Kia Optima Hybrid: Rear Suspension System / Rear Assist Arm Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Remove the rear wheel & tire.

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

   
Be careful not to damage the hub bolts when removing the rear wheel & tire.
2.
Remove the sprit pin and castle nut and then disconnect the rear assist arm (A) from the rear axle.

Tightening torque:
78.4 ~ 88.3N.m(8.0 ~ 9.0kgf.m, 57.8 ~ 65.1lb-ft)

3.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear assist arm (A) from the sub frame.

Tightening torque:
107.9 ~ 117.7N.m(11.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 86.8lb-ft)

4.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Inspection
1.
Check the bushing for wear and deterioration.
2.
Check for all bolts and nut.
Rear Stabilizer Bar Repair procedures

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

Trailing Arm Repair procedures

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

Other information:

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: Components and Components Location


Components 1. BSD unit (RH : Master/ LH : Slave)2. BSD switch3. BSD warning lamp (Built in the outside mirror) ...

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: Special Service Tools


Special Service Tools Tool Name / NumberIIIustrationDescriptionLower arm ball joint remover0K545-A9100Removal of front lower arm from front axle Personal Protective Equipment NameIllustrationDescriptionInsulation gloveUsed when inspecting or working on the high voltage components[Insulation performance ...

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