Kia Sorento: Ladder Frame Installation - Cylinder Block - Engine Mechanical System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2023 Service ManualKia Sorento: Ladder Frame Installation

Second Generation XM (2011-2023) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2023 Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Cylinder Block / Ladder Frame Installation

1.
Apply liquid gasket to the mating surface of cylinder block and ladder frame.
  
When assembling ladder frame, the liquid sealant Loctite 5900H, Threebond 1217H or equivalent should be applied ladder frame.
The part must be assembled within 5 minutes after sealant was applied.
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
   • Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfaces. • ...

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

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