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Kia Sportage: Front Lower Arm | Front Stabilizer Bar

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Lower Arm | Front Stabilizer Bar

Repair procedures

 Replacement

1. Remove the front wheel & tire.

Tightening torque: 88.3 ~ 07.9N.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 remove the lower arm (A).

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

3. Remove the front lower arm (A) and then loosen the bolts & nuts.

3. Remove the front lower arm (A) and then loosen the bolts & nuts.

Tightening torque:

Front

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

Rear

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

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Inspection

1. Check the bushing for wear and deterioration.

2. Check the lower arm for bending or breakage.

3. Check the lower arm for deformation.

4. Check the all bolts and nuts.

Front Stabilizer Bar

Components and Components Location

 Components

  1. Stabilizer Bar
  2. Stabilizer link
  3. Sub frame

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. Loosen the bolt and then remove the stabilizer (A) from the sub frame.

11. Loosen the bolt and then remove the stabilizer (A) from the sub frame.

Tightening torque: 44.1 ~ 53.9N.m (4.5 ~ 5.5kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 39.8lb-ft)

12. Installation is the reverse of removal.

12. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Inspection

1. Check the bushing for wear and deterioration.

2. Check the front stabilizer bar for deformation.

3. Check the front stabilizer link ball joint for damage

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