Kia Niro: Rear Suspension System / Rear Assist 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 bolts (A,B) and then remove the rear assist 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)

  

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 all bolts and nut.

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