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Kia Sportage: Trailing Arm | Rear Cross Member

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Trailing Arm | Rear Cross Member

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 nuts & bolts and then remove the trailing arm (A) from the rear axle.

Tightening torque 34.3 ~ 53.9N.m (3.5 ~ 5.5kgf.m, 25.3 ~ 39.8lb-ft)

[2WD]

[4WD]

[4WD]

3. Loosen the parking brake cable bracket bolt (A) & height sensor bracket

3. Loosen the parking brake cable bracket bolt (A) & height sensor bracket bolt (B).

[2WD]

[4WD]

[4WD]

4. Loosen the mounting bolt and then remove the trailing arm (A) with the

4. Loosen the mounting bolt and then remove the trailing arm (A) with the frame.

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

5. Installation is the reverse of removal.

5. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Rear Cross Member

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. Remove the parking brake cable.

(Refer to "Parking Brake System" in BR group)

3. Loosen the bolt and then remove the trailing arm (A).

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

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

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

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

5. Remove the rear muffler.

5. Remove the rear muffler.

6. Loosen the bolt and then remove the propellar shaft (A).

6. Loosen the bolt and then remove the propellar shaft (A).

7. Loosen the mounting bolts and then remove the rear cross member (A) with

7. Loosen the mounting bolts and then remove the rear cross member (A) with the frame.

Tightening torque: 156.9 ~ 176.5N.m (16.0 ~ 18.0kgf.m, 115.7 ~ 130.2lb-ft)

8. Remove the rear lower arm.

8. Remove the rear lower arm.

(Refer to lower arm)

9. Remove the rear shock absorber.

(Refer to rear shock absorber)

10. Remove the rear upper arm.

(Refer to rear upper arm)

11. Remove the trailing arm.

(Refer to trailing arm)

12. Remove the rear assist arm.

(Refer to rear assist arm)

13. Remove the drive shaft.

(Refer to "Rear Drive Shaft" in DS group)

14. Remove the differential carrier.

(Refer to "Differential Carrier" in DS group)

15. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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