Kia Sorento: Front Strut Assembly Removel - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2023 Service ManualKia Sorento: Front Strut Assembly Removel

Second Generation XM (2011-2023) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2023 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:

Opening the fuel filler lid
The fuel filler lid must be opened from inside the vehicle by pressing the fuel filler lid opener button on the driver’s door. (if equipped) ✽ NOTICE If the fuel filler lid does not open ...

Fuel Pressure Regulator Removal
1. Remove the fuel pump. (Refer to Fuel Delivery System - “Fuel Pump”) 2. Release the fixing hooks, and then remove the regulator c ...

Schematic Diagram
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