Kia Niro: Front Suspension System / 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)

  

Keep neutral range to prevent damaging the clock spring inner cable when steering the wheel.

Do not reuse the bolt.

3.

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.

4.

Remove the under cover.

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

5.

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)

6.

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

7.

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

Tightening torque:

78.4 - 98.0 N·m (8.0 - 10.0 kgf·m, 57.8 - 72.3 lb·ft)

8.

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)

9.

Loosen the nuts and then remove the heat protector.

10.

Remove the hanger (A).

11.

Remove the roll rod bracket.

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

12.

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)

13.

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) 156.9 - 176.5 N·m (16.0 - 18.0 kgf·m, 115.7 - 130.2 lb·ft)

Nuts :

(C) 156.9 - 176.5 N·m (16.0 - 18.0 kgf·m, 115.7 - 130.2 lb·ft)

(D) 44.1 - 53.9 N·m (4.5 - 5.5 kgf·m, 32.5 - 39.8 lb·ft)

  

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

14.

Loosen the bolts and then remove the gearbox heat protector.

15.

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)

16.

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)

17.

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)

18.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

19.

Check the wheel alignment.

(Refer to Suspension System - "Alignment")

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