Kia Forte: Front Stabilizer Bar Replacement - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service ManualKia Forte: Front Stabilizer Bar Replacement

Second generation YD (2014-2019) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Stabilizer Bar Replacement

1.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2.
Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from front hub.

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

  
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire (A).
3.
Disconnect the stabilizer link (A) from the front strut assembly after loosening the nut.

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

4.
Remove the split pin and nut and then disconnect the tie-rod end (A) from the front knuckle.

Tightening torque:
23.5 ~ 33.3N.m (2.4 ~ 3.4kgf.m, 17.4 ~ 24.6lb-ft)

5.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the lower arm (A).

Tightening torque:
78.5 ~ 88.3N.m (8.0 ~ 9.0kgf.m, 57.9 ~ 65.1lb-ft)

6.
Loosen the bolt and then disconnect the universal joint assembly (A) from the pinion of the steering gear box.

Tightening torque:
32.4 ~ 37.3N.m (3.3 ~ 3.8kgf.m, 23.9 ~ 27.5lb-ft)

A.
Lock the steering wheel in the straight ahead position to prevent the damage of the clock spring inner cable when you handle the steering wheel.
B.
Must be replaced with new bolt when assembling.
(SEAL-LOCK has been processed)
7.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then saperate the roll rod stopper (A).

Tightening torque:
107.9 ~127.5N.m (11.0 ~ 13.0kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 94.0lb-ft)

8.
Disconnect the muffler rubber hanger (A).

9.
Loosen the bolts & nuts and then remove the sub frame (A).

Tightening torque
Sub frame mounting bolts & nuts :
156.9 ~ 176.5N.m (16.0 ~ 18.0kgf.m, 115.7 ~ 130.2lb-ft)
Sub frame stay mounting bolt
44.1 ~ 53.9N.m (4.5 ~ 5.5kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 39.8lb-ft)

10.
Remove the stabilizer (A) from the front sub frame by loosening the mounting bolts & nuts.

Tightening torque:
44.1 ~ 53.9N.m (4.5 ~ 5.5kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 39.8lb-ft)

11.
Loosen the nut and then remove the stabilizer link (A) from the stabilizer bar.

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

12.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
13.
Check the front alignment.
(Refer to Front Suspension System - "Front Alignment")
Front Lower Arm Inspection
1. Check the bushing for wear and deterioration. 2. Check the front stabilizer bar for deformation. 3. Check th ...

Front Stabilizer Bar Inspection
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