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Kia Rio: Front Stabilizer Bar Replacement - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Rio UB 2012-2020 Service ManualKia Rio: Front Stabilizer Bar 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.
Disconnect the stabilizer link with 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)


3.
Loosen the nut and then remove the tie-rod end (A) with the front axle by using SST(09568-34000).

Tightening torque :
23.5 ~ 33.3N.m(2.4 ~ 3.4kgf.m, 19.4 ~ 24.6lb-ft)



4.
Loosen the nut and then remove the lower arm (A).

Tightening torque :
58.8 ~ 70.6N.m(6.0 ~ 7.2kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 52.1lb-ft)


5.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the pinion of the steering gear box.

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



     
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.
Must be replaced with new bolts when assembling. (SEAL-LOCK has been processed)
SEAL-LOCK Specifications: MS721-39 "TYPE-D" Product: ND industries 1193S
6.
Remove the rubber hanger (A).


7.
Loosening the roll rod (A) mounting bolts and nuts.

Tightening torque :
53.9 ~ 63.7N.m(5.5 ~ 6.5kgf.m, 39.8 ~ 47.0lb-ft)


8.
Loosen the bolts & nuts and then remove the front sub frame (A).

Tightening torque :
Sub frame mounting bolt & nut
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)


9.
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)


10.
Disconnect the stabilizer link (A) with the stabilizer bar by loosening the nut.

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


11.
Remove the bushing (A) and the clamp (B) from the stabilizer bar.


12.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Front Stabilizer Link Inpesction
Check the front stabilizer link ball joint for damage. - Torn boot - Opened boot - Displaced ring ...
Front Stabilizer Bar Inspection
1. Check the bushing for wear and deterioration. 2. Check the front stabilizer bar for deformation. 3. Check th ...
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