Kia Sorento: Front Strut Assembly Removel - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2020 Service ManualKia Sorento: Front Strut Assembly Removel

Second Generation XM (2011-2020) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2020 Service Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Strut Assembly Removel

1.
Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from front hub .

Tightening torque:
88.2 ~ 107.8 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.0 ~ 79.5 lb-ft)

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

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

Tightening torque:
(A) : 12.7 ~ 16.7 N.m (1.3 ~ 1.7 kgf.m, 9.4 ~ 12.3 lb-ft)
(B) : 6.9 ~ 10.8 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 8.0 lb-ft)

3.
Disconnect the stabilizer link(B) with 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)

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

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

5.
Remove the cowl top cover.
(Refer to Body (Interior and Exterior) - "Cowl Top Cover")
6.
Remove the front strut assembly (B) and then loosen the strut mounting nuts (A-3ea).

Tightening torque:
53.9 ~ 73.5N.m(5.5 ~ 7.5kgf.m, 39.8 ~ 54.2lb-ft)

7.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
Front Strut Assembly Components
1. Strut assembly 2. Insulator 3. Bearing 4. Spring upper pad 5. Spring 6. Dust cover 7. Spring lower pad ...

Front Strut Assembly Disassembly
1. Remove the dust cover(A). 2. Using the special tool (09546-26000), compress the coil spring (A). 3. ...

See also:

Rear Blower Unit Replacement
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Recover the refrigerant with a recover/recycling/charging station. 3. ...

Installation
   Х Install the component with the specified torques. Х ...

Relay Box (Engine Compartment) Inspection
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Pull out the relay from the engine compartment relay box. Power Relay (Type A) ...

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