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Kia Sportage: Components and Components Location | Front Strut Assembly

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Components and Components Location | Front Strut Assembly

 Components Location

  1. Front axle
  2. Front lower arm
  3. Drive shaft
  4. Stabilizer bar
  5. Steering gearbox
  6. Sub frame
  7. Front strut assembly

Front Strut Assembly

Components and Components Location

 Components

  1. Strut assembly
  2. Insulator
  3. Bearing
  4. Spring upper pad
  5. Spring
  6. Dust cover
  7. Spring lower pad

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)

CAUTION

CAUTION

Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel & tire (A).

2. Remove the brake hose (A) & wheel speed sensor bracket (B) from the front stint assembly by loosening mounting bolts.

3. Disconnect the stabilizer link (B) from the front stint assembly (A) after

3. Disconnect the stabilizer link (B) from the front stint 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) with the knuckle by loosening the

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

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

5. Remove the front strut assembly and then loosen the stint mounting nuts

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

Tightening torque: 44.1 ~ 58.8N.m (4.5 ~ 6.0kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 43.4lb-ft)

6. Installation is the reverse of removal.

6. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Disassembly

1. Using the special tool (09546-26000), compress the coil spring (A).

2. Remove the self-locking nut (C) from the strut assembly (B).

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 shut 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.

Disposal

Disposal

1. Fully extend the piston rod.

2. Drill a hole on the A section to remove gas from the cylinder.

CAUTION

CAUTION

The gas corning out is harmless, but be careful of drips that may fly when drilling.

Be sure to wear safety goggles or eye protection when performing this task.

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