KIA Niro: Sub Frame Repair procedures

Removal

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the universal bolt (A).

Tightening torque : 32.4 - 37.3 N*m (3.3 - 3.8 kgf*m, 23.9 - 27.5 lb*ft)

Warning

Warning

  • Keep neutral range to prevent damaging the clock spring inner cable when steering the wheel.
  • Do not reuse the bolt.
  1. 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. Remove the under cover.

    (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")

  2. Remove the tie rod end pin (A) and nub (B).

Tightening torque: 78.4 - 98.0 N*m (8.0 - 10.0 kgf*m, 57.8 - 72.3 lb*ft)

  1. Remove the knuckle by using the SST (09568-34000).

  1. Disconnect the lower arm from the knuckle by using the SST (09568-1S100).

    (1) Remove the lower arm pin (A) and nut (B).

Tightening torque : 78.5 - 98.1 N*m (8.0 - 10.0 kgf*m, 57.9 - 72.3 lb*ft)

(2) Disconnect the lower arm from the knuckle by using the SST (09568-1S100).

(2) Disconnect the lower arm from the knuckle by using the SST (09568-1S100).

Warning

Warning

  • When using SST, be sure not to damage the dust cover of lower arm ball joint.
  • Keep SST tied to the car because there is a risk of injury by dropping the SST during removing the lower arm ball joint.
  • The peripheral parts may be damaged when removing the lower arm ball joint with a general tool such as lever, so be sure to use SST.
  1. Remove the stabilizer link nut.

Tightening torque: 98.0 - 117.6 N*m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf*m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb*ft)

  1. Loosen the nuts and then remove the heat protector.

  1. Remove the hanger (A).

  1. Remove the roll rod bracket.

    (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Mounting")

  2. Loosen the bolts (A) and (B) and then remove the coolant pipe.

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

  1. Loosen the bolts (A,B) and nuts (C,D) and then remove the sub frame (D).

Tightening torque: Bolts : (A) 44.1 - 53.9 N*m (4.5 - 5.5 kgf*m, 32.5 - 39.8 lb*ft) (B) 176.5 - 196.1 N.m (18.0 - 20.0 kgf.m, 130.2 - 144.6 lb-ft) Nuts : (C) 176.5 - 196.1 N.m (18.0 - 20.0 kgf.m, 130.2 - 144.6 lb-ft) (D) 44.1 - 53.9 N*m (4.5 - 5.5 kgf*m, 32.5 - 39.8 lb*ft)

Warning

Warning

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

  1. Loosen the bolts and then remove the gearbox heat protector.

  1. Loosen the bolts and then remove the front stabilizer bar.

Tightening torque: 44.1 - 53.9 N*m (4.5 - 5.5 kgf*m, 32.5 - 39.8 lb*ft)

  1. Loosen the bolts and then remove the gear box.

Tightening torque: 88.3 - 107.9 - 127.5 N*m (9.0 - 11.0 kgf*m, 65.1 - 79.6 lb*ft)

  1. Loosen the bolts (B,C) and then remove the lower arm (A) from the sub frame.

Tightening torque: (B) 117.7 - 137.3 N*m (12.0 - 14.0 kgf*m, 86.8 - 101.3 lb*ft) (C) 156.9 - 176.5 N*m (16.0 - 18.0 kgf*m, 115.7 - 130.2 lb*ft)

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

    (Refer to Suspension System - "Alignment")

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