Kia Carens: Front Suspension System / Front Stabilizer Bar Repair procedures

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Service Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Stabilizer Bar Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2.
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).
3.
Disconnect the stabilizer link (A) from the front strut assembly after loosening the nut.
Tightening torque:
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m(10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8lb-ft)

4.
Remove the tie rod end ball joint (A) from the knuckle.
(1)
Remove the split pin (B).
(2)
Remove the castle nut (C).
(3)
Use the SST(09568-34000).
Tightening torque:
23.5 ~ 33.3 N.m (2.4 ~ 3.4 kgf.m, 19.4 ~ 24.5 lb-ft)

5.
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)

6.
Loosen the bolt and then disconnect the universal joint assembly (A) from the pinion of the steering gear box.

Lock the steering wheel in the straight ahead position to prevent the damage of the clock spring inner cable when you handle the steering wheel.
Must be replaced with new bolt when assembling.
(SEAL-LOCK has been processed)
7.
Loosen the bolt and then saperate the roll rod stopper (A).
Tightening torque:
107.9 ~127.5N.m(11.0 ~ 13.0kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 94.0lb-ft)

8.
Disconnect the muffler rubber hanger (A).

9.
Loosen the bolts & nuts and then remove the sub frame (A).
Tightening torque
Sub frame mounting bolts & nuts :
156.9 ~ 176.5N.m(16.0 ~ 18.0kgf.m, 115.7 ~ 130.2lb-ft)

10.
Remove the stabilizer (A) from the front sub frame by loosening the mounting bolts & nuts.
Tightening torque:
44.1 ~ 53.9N.m(4.5 ~ 5.5kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 39.8lb-ft)

11.
Loosen the nut and then remove the stabilizer link (A) from the stabilizer bar.
Tightening torque:
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m(10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8lb-ft)

12.
Check the wheel Alignment.
(Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Alignment")
Inspection
1.
Check the bushing for wear and deterioration.
2.
Check the front stabilizer bar for deformation.
Front Lower Arm Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly. Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported. 2. Remove the front w ...

Front Stabilizer Link Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly. Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported. 2. Remove the front w ...

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