Kia Sorento: Rear Shock Absorber Removel - Rear Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2021 Service ManualKia Sorento: Rear Shock Absorber Removel

Second Generation XM (2011-2021) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2021 Service Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Shock Absorber Removel

2WD
1.
Remove the rear wheel and tire (A) from rear 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 rear wheel and tire (A).

2.
Support the rear lower arm (A) with a jack as shown in the illustration.
  
Certainly install Jack as being danger because of the tension.

3.
Loosen the bolt (A-1ea) and then remove the rear shock absorber cover (B).

Tightening torque:
5.9 ~ 9.8 N.m (0.6 ~ 1.0 kgf.m, 4.3 ~ 7.2 lb-ft)

4.
Remove the rear wheel guard.
(Refer to Body (Interior and Exterior) - "Rear Wheel Guard")
5.
Loosen the bolt (A,B) & nut (C) and then remove the rear shock absorber bracket (D).

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

6.
Loosen the nut (A) and then remove the rear shock absorber (B).

Tightening torque:
137.3 ~ 159.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

4WD
1.
Remove the rear wheel and tire (A) from rear 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 rear wheel and tire (A).

2.
Support the rear lower arm (A) with a jack as shown in the illustration.
  
Risk due to the spring tension to Honor Jack definitely fixed.

3.
Loosen the bolt (A-1ea) and then remove the rear shock absorber cover (B).

Tightening torque:
5.9 ~ 9.8 N.m (0.6 ~ 1.0 kgf.m, 4.3 ~ 7.2 lb-ft)

4.
Loosen the bolt (A) & nut (B) and then remove the rear shock absorber (C).

Tightening torque:
Bolt (A) : 137.3 ~ 159.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)
Nut (B) : 137.3 ~ 159.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

Components
2WD 1. Rear upper arm 2. Rear stabilizer bar 3. Rear lower arm 4. Rear assist arm 5. Rear shock absorber 6. Rear cross member 7. Trailing arm ...

Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
1. Check the rubber parts for damage or deterioration. 2. Check the shock absorber for abnormal resistance or unusual sounds. ...

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