KIA Niro: Rear Lower and Upper Arm Repair procedures

Removal

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire.

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

Warning

Warning

Be careful not to damage the wheel nuts when removing the wheel and tire.

  1. Loosen the rear lower arm bolt (A,B), rear shock absorber bolt (C) and stabilizer link bolt (D) and then remove the rear lower arm.

Tightening torque: (A) 107.9 - 117.7 N*m (11.0 - 12.0 kgf*m, 79.6 - 86.8 lb*ft) (B) 137.3 - 156.9 N*m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf*m, 101.3 - 115.7 lb*ft) (C) 98.0 - 117.6 N*m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf*m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb*ft) (D) 19.6 - 29.4 N*m (2.0 - 3.0 kgf*m, 14.5 - 21.7 lb*ft)

Warning

Warning

Set up the transmission jack under the lower arm in order to remove the shock absorber in no-load condition.

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.
  2. Check the wheel alignment.

    (Refer to Suspension System - "Alignment")

Inspection

  1. Check the bushing for wear and deterioration.
  2. Check the rear lower arm for deformation.
  3. Check the coil spring and spring pad for deterioration and deformation.
  4. Check all bolts and nut.

Rear Upper Arm Repair procedures

Removal

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire.

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

Warning

Warning

Be careful not to damage the wheel nuts when removing the wheel and tire.

  1. Loosen the wheel speed sensor bracket bolt (A) from the rear upper arm.

Tightening torque: 6.8 - 10.7 N*m (0.7 - 1.1 kgf*m, 5.0 - 7.9 lb*ft)

Warning

Warning

Set up the transmission jack under the lower arm in order to remove the shock absorber in no-load condition.

  1. Loosen the bolt from the upper arm.

Tightening torque: 137.3 - 156.9 N*m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf*m, 101.3 - 115.7 lb*ft)

  1. Loosen the upper arm bolt and then remove the upper arm.

Tightening torque: 137.3 - 156.9 N*m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf*m, 101.3 - 115.7 lb*ft)

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Inspection

  1. Check the bushing for wear and deterioration.
  2. Check all bolts and nuts.

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