Kia Niro: Rear Suspension System / Rear Lower 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)

  

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

3.

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)

  

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

4.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

5.

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 Shock Absorber Repair procedures
Removal 1. Disconnect the battery negative cable. 2. Remove the wheel nuts and tire. Tightening torque: 107.9 - 127.5 N ...

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 ( ...

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