Kia Cee'd: Rear Suspension System / Rear Shock Absorber Repair procedures

Kia Cee'd Service Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Shock Absorber Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2.
Remove the rear wheel and tire (A) from rear 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 to the hub bolts when removing the rear wheel and tire (A).
3.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then disconnect the shock absorber (A) from the rear axle.
Tightening torque:
137.3 ~ 156.9N.m(14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

4.
Loosen the mounting bolts and then remove the shock absorber (A).
Tightening torque:
49.0 ~ 63.7N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 47.0lb-ft)

5.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Don't reuse rear shock absorber upper self-locking nut.
Inspection
1.
Check the rubber parts for wear and deterioration.
2.
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.

  
The gas coming out is harmless but be careful of chips that may tly when driling.
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