Kia Optima Hybrid: Rear Suspension System / Rear Lower 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 & tire.
2.
Loosen the nut and then remove the rear stabilizer link (B) from the rear lower arm (A).

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

3.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear lower arm (A) from the rear axle.

Tightening torque:
137.3 ~ 156.9N.m(14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

4.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the rear lower arm (B) from the sub frame (A).

Tightening torque:
117.7 ~ 137.3N.m (12.0 ~ 14.0kgf.m, 86.8 ~ 101.3lb-ft)

5.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
   
Be careful not to cover the drain hole of lower arm with spring.
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 nut.
Rear Upper 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 ...

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 ...

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


Specifications ItemsSpecificationHoodTypeRear hinged, gas lifter typeFront DoorConstructionFront hinged, frame door constructionRegulator systemWire drum typeLocking systemPin-fork systemRear DoorConstructionFront hinged, frame door constructionRegulator systemWire drum typeLocking systemPin-fork systemTrunk ...

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


Troubleshooting 1. The lamp switch inputs can be checked using the GDS. 2. To check the input value of lamp switch, select option "Body Control Module". 3. To consult the present input/output value of BCM, "Current DATA". It provides information of BCM input/output conditions of power supply, turn signal/brake ...

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