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Kia Sportage: Front Cross Member

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Cross Member

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. 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)

3. Remove the split pin and castle nut and then disconnect the tie-rod end

3. Remove the split pin and castle nut and then disconnect the tie-rod end (A) from the front knuckle.

Tightening torque: 34.3 ~ 44.1N.m (3.5 ~ 4.5kgf.m, 25.3 ~ 32.5lb-ft)

4. Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the lower arm (A).

4. Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the lower arm (A).

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

5. Remove the dust cover.

5. Remove the dust cover.

6. Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the pinion of the steering gear box.

Tightening torque: 29.4 ~ 34.3N.m (3.0 ~ 3.5kgf.m, 21.7 ~ 25.3lb-ft)

CAUTION

CAUTION

  • Keep the neutral-range to prevent the damage of the clock spring inner cable when you handle the steering wheel.
  • Do not use the bolt again.

7. Remove the under cover (A).

8. Loosen the bolt (A) & nut (B) and then remove the roll rod stopper.

8. Loosen the bolt (A) & nut (B) and then remove the roll rod stopper.

Tightening torque: 107 .9 ~ 127.5N.m (11.0 ~ 13.0kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 94.0lb-ft)

9. Disconnect the muffler rubber hanger (A).

9. Disconnect the muffler rubber hanger (A).

10. Loosen the bolts & nuts and then remove the sub frame.

10. Loosen the bolts & nuts and then remove the sub frame.

Tightening torque: 176. 5 ~ 196.1N.m (18.0 ~ 20.0kgf.m, 130.2 ~ 144.7lb-ft)

11. Remove the front lower arm.

11. Remove the front lower arm.

(Refer to Front lower arm)

12. Remove the front stabilizer.

(Refer to Front stabilizer)

13. Remove the steering gearbox.

(Refer to "Steering Gearbox" in ST group)

14. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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