Kia Sorento: Rear Cross Member Replacement - Rear Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2020 Service ManualKia Sorento: Rear Cross Member Replacement

Second Generation XM (2011-2020) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2020 Service Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Cross Member Replacement

1.
Remove the rear wheel & tire.

Tightening torque :
88.3 ~ 107.9N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)

  
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.
Remove the shock absorber upper mounting.

Tightening torque :
[2WD]
(A) 137.3 ~ 159.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)
(B, C) 88.2 ~ 107.8 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.0 ~ 79.5 lb-ft)
[4WD]
(A) : 137.3 ~ 159.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

[2WD]

[4WD]

5.
Remove the rear muffler.

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 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.
(Refer to the lower arm)
9.
Remove the rear shock absorber.
(Refer to the rear shock absorber)
10.
Remove the rear upper arm.
(Refer to the rear upper arm)
11.
Remove the trailing arm.
(Refer to the trailing arm)
12.
Remove the rear assist arm.
(Refer to the 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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Tires/Wheels
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Under Body (4WD)
Projected Dimensions * These dimensions indicated in this figure are actual-measurement dimensions. [ Unit : mm (inch) ] Actual-Measurement Dimensions ...

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