Kia Sedona: Front Strut Assembly Repair procedures - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Sedona YP Service ManualKia Sedona: Front Strut Assembly Repair procedures

Third generation YP (2014-2020) / Kia Sedona YP Service Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Strut Assembly Repair procedures

Removal
1.
Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from front hub.

Tightening torque:
88.2 ~ 107.8 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.0 ~ 79.5 lb-ft)

   
Be careful not to damage the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire (A).

2.
Disconnect the stabilizer link (B) with the front strut assembly (A) after loosening the nut.

Tightening torque:
(A) 6.9 ~ 98.0N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 8.0 lb-ft)
(B) 16.7 ~ 22.6 N.m ( 1.7 ~ 2.3 kgf.m, 12.3 ~ 16.6)

3.
Disconnect the front strut assembly (A) from the knuckle by loosening the bolt and nut.

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

4.
Disconnect the front strut assembly(A) with the knuckle by loosening the bolt & nut.

Tightening torque:
196.1 ~ 215.7 N.m (20.0 ~ 22.0kgf.m, 144.7 ~ 159.1 lb-ft)

5.
Remove the cowl top cover.
(Refer to Body (Interior and Exterior) - "Cowl Top Cover")
6.
Loosening the nut (A) and then remove the strut assembly.

Tightening torque:
53.9 ~ 73.5 N.m ( 5.5 ~ 7.5 kgf.m, 39.8 ~ 54.2 lb-lf)

Disassembly
1.
Remove the dust cover (A).

2.
Using the special tool (09546-26000), compress the coil spring (A).
3.
Remove the self-locking nut (C) from the strut assembly(B).

4.
Remove the insulator, spring seat, coil spring and dust cover from the strut assembly.
Inspection
1.
Check the strut insulator for wear or damage.
2.
Check rubber parts for damage or deterioration.
3.
Compress and extend the piston rod (A) and check that there is no abnormal resistance or unusual sound during operation.

Disposal
1.
Fully extend the piston rod.
2.
Drill a hole on the A section to remove gas from the cylinder.

   
While the released gas is harmless, be careful as chips may stir up from drilling.
Be sure to wear safety goggles or eye protection when performing this task.
Reassembly
1.
Install the spring lower pad (D) so that the protrusions (A) fit in the holes (C) in the spring lower seat (B).

2.
Compress coil spring using special tool (09546-26000). Install compressed coil spring into shock absorber.
   
a.
Coil springs are color-coded for identification. Pay attention to the identification mark before installing them.
b.
Install the coil spring with the identification mark directed toward the knuckle.

3.
After fully extending the piston rod, install the spring upper seat and insulator assembly.
4.
After seating the upper and lower ends of the coil spring (A) in the upper and lower spring seat grooves (B) correctly, tighten new self-locking nut temporarily.

5.
Remove the special tool (09546-26000).
6.
Tighten the self-locking nut to the specified torque.

Tightening torque:
58.8 ~ 68.6N.m (6.0 ~ 7.0kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 50.6lb-ft)

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