Kia Niro: Rear Suspension System / Rear Cross Member 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.

Loosen the bolts (A) and then remove the rear stabilizer bar.

Tightening torque:

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

5.

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)

6.

Loosen the wheel speed sensor bracket bolt (A) from the rear upper arm.

Tightening torque:

6.8 - 10.7 N·m (0.7 - 1.1 kgf·m, 5.0 - 7.9 lb·ft)

7.

Loosen the bolt from the upper arm.

Tightening torque:

137.3 - 156.9 N·m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf·m, 101.3 - 115.7 lb·ft)

8.

Loosen the upper arm bolt and then remove the upper arm.

Tightening torque:

137.3 - 156.9 N·m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf·m, 101.3 - 115.7 lb·ft)

9.

Remove the parking brake cable pin (A).

10.

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

11.

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)

12.

Remove the rear axle.

(Refer to Driveshaft and axle - "Rear Hub - Carrier")

13.

Loosen the parking brake cable bracket bolt (A) and trailing arm bolts (B) and then remove the trailing arm.

Tightening torque:

(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)

14.

Remove the rear muffler.

(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Mulffler")

15.

Loosen the bolts and nuts and then remove the rear cross member.

Tightening torque:

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

16.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

17.

Check the wheel alignment.

(Refer to Suspension System - "Alignment")

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