Kia Carens: Rear Suspension System / Rear Shock Absorber Repair procedures

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Service Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Shock Absorber 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 rear wheel and tire (A).
3.
Loosen the rear shock absorber (A) upper mounting bolt.
Tightening torque :
49.0 ~ 63.7N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 47.0lb-ft)

4.
Loosen the bolt and then remove the rear shock absorber (A) from the torsion beam axle.
Tightening torque :
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8lb-ft)

Inspection
1.
Check the rubber parts for wear and deterioration.
2.
Compress and extend the piston rod (A) and check that there is no abnormal resistance or unusual sound during operation.

Disposal
1.
Fully extend the piston rod.
2.
Drill a hole on the (A) section to remove gas from the cylinder.

  
The gas coming out is harmless but be careful of chips that may tly when driling.
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