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Kia Sportage: Components and Components Location | Rear Shock Absorber

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Components and Components Location | Rear Shock Absorber

 Components Location

  1. Sub frame
  2. Assist arm
  3. Upper arm
  4. Lower arm
  5. Trailing arm
  6. Rear axle
  7. Coil spring
  8. Shock absorber
  9. Drive shaft
  10. Stabilizer
  11. Differential carrier

 Components

(2WD)

  1. Sub frame
  2. Lower arm
  3. Trailing arm
  4. Shock absorber
  5. Assist arm
  6. Upper arm
  7. Stabilizer bar

(4WD)

  1. Sub frame
  2. Assist arm
  3. Trailing arm
  4. Upper arm
  5. Lower arm
  6. Stabilizer bar

Rear Shock Absorber

Components and Components Location

 Components

  1. Self locking nut
  2. Bracket assembly
  3. Bumper rubber
  4. Dust cover
  5. Shock absorber

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)

CAUTION

CAUTION

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

2. Loosen the bolt & nut and then disconnect the shock absorber (A) with the rear axle.

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

3. Loosen the shock absorber mounting bolts (A).

3. Loosen the shock absorber mounting bolts (A).

Tightening torque: 49.0 ~ 63.7N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 47.0lb-ft)

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Inspection

1. Check the rubber parts for wear and deterioration.

2. Compress and extend the piston rod (A) and check that there is no abnormal resistance or unusual sound during operation.

Rear Upper Arm

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