Kia Sorento: Ladder Frame Installation - Cylinder Block - Engine Mechanical System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2020 Service ManualKia Sorento: Ladder Frame Installation

Second Generation XM (2011-2020) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2020 Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Cylinder Block / Ladder Frame Installation

1.
Apply liquid gasket to the mating surface of cylinder block and ladder frame.
  
Х
When assembling ladder frame, the liquid sealant Loctite 5900H, Threebond 1217H or equivalent should be applied ladder frame.
Х
The part must be assembled within 5 minutes after sealant was applied.
Х
Apply sealant to the inner threads of the bolt holes.

2.
Install ladder frame(A) with 10 bolts, in several passes, in sequence shown.

Tightening torque
Step 1 :
8.8 ~ 9.8 N.m (0.9 ~ 1.0 kgf.m, 6.5 ~ 7.2 lb-ft)
Step 2 :
17.7 ~ 20.6 N.m (1.8 ~ 2.1 kgf.m, 13.0 ~ 15.2 lb-ft)
Step 3 :
27.5 ~ 31.4 N.m (2.8 ~ 3.2 kgf.m, 20.3 ~ 23.1 lb-ft)

(1)
Tighten the bolts in order number as shown with the 3 steps.
(2)
Loosen the bolts as reverse tightening order.
(3)
Tighten the bolts in order number as shown with the 3 steps.

3.
Install the other parts in reverse order of removal.
Ladder Frame Removal
   Х Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfaces. Х ...

Cylinder Block Disassembly
   Х Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfaces. Х ...

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