Kia Sorento: Front Stabilizer Bar Removel - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2023 Service ManualKia Sorento: Front Stabilizer Bar Removel

Second Generation XM (2011-2023) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2023 Service Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Stabilizer Bar 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.
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)

3.
Remove the sprit pin and castle nut and then disconnect the tie-rod end (A) from the front knuckle.

Tightening torque:
23.5 ~ 33.3N.m (2.4 ~ 3.4kgf.m, 17.4 ~ 24.6lb-ft)

4.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the lower arm (A).

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

5.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the pinion of the steering gear box.

Tightening torque:
32.4 ~ 37.3N.m (3.3 ~ 3.8kgf.m, 23.9 ~ 27.5lb-ft)

  
Keep the neutral-range to prevent the damage of the clock spring inner cable when you handle the steering wheel.
Do not use the bolt again.

6.
Remove the under cover.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")
7.
Loosen the bolt (A,B) and then remove the upper roll rod bracket.

Tightening torque:
(A) 107.9 ~ 127.5N.m (11.0 ~ 13.0kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 94.0lb-ft)
(B) 49.0 ~ 63.7N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 47.0lb-ft)

  
Bolt (A) is the bolt only special bolts are not reusable.

8.
Remove the roll rod stopper bolt (A).

Tightening torque:
107.9 ~ 127.5N.m (11.0 ~ 13.0kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 94.0lb-ft)

9.
Disconnect the muffler rubber hanger (A).

10.
Remove the front cross member. (Refer to Front Suspension System - "Front Cross Member")
11.
Loosen the bolt (A-4ea) and then remove the stabilizer bar (B) from the sub frame.

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

12.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
13.
Add power steering fluid to reservoir.
14.
Bleed the power steering system.
(Refer to General Information - "Repair procedures(Air bleeding)")
15.
Check the wheel Alignment.
(Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Alignment")
Front Lower Arm Inspection
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Front Stabilizer Bar Inspection
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