KIA Niro: Trailing 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. Remove the parking brake cable pin (A).

  1. Rotates the nut (A) in the counterclockwise direction and then remove the parking cable.

  1. Loosen the parking brake cable nuts (A) and trailing arm nuts (B).

Tightening torque: (A) 6.8 - 10.7 N*m (0.7 - 1.1 kgf*m, 5.0 - 7.9 lb*ft) (B) 137.3 - 156.9 N*m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf*m, 101.3 - 115.7 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. Loosen the parking brake cable bracket bolt (A) and trailing arm bolts (B) and then remove the trailing arm.

(A) 8.8 - 13.7 N*m (0.9 - 1.4 kgf*m, 6.5 - 10.1 lb*ft)

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

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Rear Coil Spring 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), rear shock absorber bolt (B) and stabilizer link bolt (C) and then remove the rear coil spring.

Tightening torque: (A) 107.9 - 117.7 N.m (11.0 ~ 12.0 kgf.m, 79.6 - 86.8 lb-ft) (B) 98.0 - 117.6 N*m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf*m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb*ft) (C) 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")

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