Kia Forte: Front Strut Assembly Replacement - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service ManualKia Forte: Front Strut Assembly Replacement

Second generation YD (2014-2019) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Strut Assembly 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.
Remove the wheel speed sensor (A) bracket from the front strut assembly by loosening the mounting bolts (B).

4.
Disconnect the stabilizer link (A) from the front strut assembly after loosening the nut.

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

5.
Remove the cowl top cover (A).
(Refer to Body - "Cowl Top Cover")

6.
Remove the front strut assembly and then loosen the strut mounting nuts (A).

Tightening torque:
44.1 ~ 58.3 N.m (4.5 ~ 6.0 kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 43.4 lb-ft)

7.
Disconnect the front strut assembly (A) from the knuckle by loosening the bolt & nut.

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

8.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
9.
Check the front alignment.
(Refer to Front Suspension System - "Front Alignment")
Front Strut Assembly Components
1. Strut assembly 2. Insulator 3. Strut bearing 4. Spring upper pad 5. Coil spring 6. Dust cover 7. Spring lower pad ...

Front Strut Assembly Disassembly
1. Using the special tool (09546-26000), compress the coil spring (A). Tightening torque: 58.3 ~ 73.5N.m (6.0 ~ 7.5kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 54.2 ...

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