Kia Cee'd: Front Suspension System / Sub Frame Repair procedures

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 :
88.2 ~ 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.
Disconnect the stabilizer link (B) from the front strut assembly (A) after loosening the nut.
Tightening torque :
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m(10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3~86.8lb-ft)

4.
Remove the tie rod end ball joint (C) from the knuckle by using the SST (09568-34000).
(1)
Remove the split pin (A).
(2)
Remove the castle nut (B).
(3)
Use the SST (09568-34000).
Tightening torque:
23.5 ~ 33.3N.m (2.4 ~ 3.4kgf.m, 19.4 ~ 24.6lb-ft)

  
When using SST, be sure not to damage the dust cover of lower arm ball joint.
Keep SST tied to the car because there is a risk of injury by dropping the SST during removing the lower arm ball joint.
The peripheral parts may be damaged when removing the lower arm ball joint with a general tool such as lever, so be sure to use SST.
5.
Remove the lower arm (A) from the knuckle.
Tightening torque:
98.0~117.6 N.m(10.0~12.0 kgf.m, 72.3~86.7 lb-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 ~ 37.3 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 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 front lower arm.
(Refer to Front Suspension System - "Front Lower Arm")
11.
Remove the front stabilizer bar.
(Refer to Front Suspension System - "Front Stabilizer Bar")
12.
Remove the steering gearbox.
(Refer to Steering System - "Steering Gearbox")
13.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
14.
Check the wheel Alignment.
(Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Alignment")
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