Kia Rio: Front Strut Assembly Replacement - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Rio UB 2012-2021 Service ManualKia Rio: Front Strut Assembly Replacement

1.
Remove the front wheel & tire.

Tightening torque :
88.3 ~ 107.9N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)



     
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel & tire.
2.
Remove the brake hose bracket (A) and the wheel speed sensor bracket (B) from the front strut assembly by loosening the mounting bolts.

Tightening torque :
(B,C) 7.8 ~ 11.8N.m(0.8 ~ 1.2kgf.m, 5.8 ~ 8.7lb-ft)


3.
Disconnect the stabilizer link (B) with the front strut assembly (A) after loosening the nut.

Tightening torque :
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m(10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8lb-ft)


4.
Remove the cover (A) and loosen the strut mounting nut (B).

Tightening torque :
49.0 ~ 58.8N.m(5.0 ~ 6.0kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 43.4lb-ft)



5.
Disconnect the front strut assembly (A) with the front axle (B) by loosening the bolt & nut.

Tightening torque :
137.3 ~ 156.9N.m(14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)


6.
Installation is the reverse of removal.

     
Х
Tighten with specifed torque at curb position of vehicle
Х
Fix the strut rod and tighten the nut
Front Strut Assembly Components
   Х Tighten with specifed torque at curb position of vehicle Х ...

Front Strut Assembly Disassembly and Reassembly
1. Compress the coil spring with a strut spring compressor. Do not compress the spring more than necessary. 2. Loosen the lock nut. ...

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Reassembly
   Х Thoroughly clean all parts to be assembled. Х ...

Seat Belt Switch Removal
1. Remove the front seat. 2. After loosening the mounting bolt, then remove the front seat belt buckle (A). ...

Removal
1. Turn ignition switch OFF, and disconnect the negative (-) battery cable. 2. Remove the battery and ECM. (Refer to the Engine Ele ...

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