Hyundai Coupes/Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Rear Control/Suspension Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Excel And Scoupe

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11



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Fig. Fig. 1: Matchmark all components prior to disassembly-Excel and Scoupe

  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Marking the rear stabilizer bar-Excel and Scoupe

  1. Remove the rear wheels.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Separate the rear suspension arms at this point-Excel and Scoupe

  1. Remove the brake drums and brake shoes.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Rear suspension arm rubber stopper-Excel and Scoupe

  1. Remove the muffler assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Driving out bushing B-Excel and Scoupe

  1. Raise the suspension arm assembly slightly and keep in this position.
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  3. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the arm.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Driving out bushing A-Excel and Scoupe

  1. Remove the shock absorber.
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  3. Disconnect the brake hoses from their clips on the suspension members.
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  5. Lower the suspension slightly and carefully remove the coil spring.
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  7. Remove the rear suspension from the vehicle as an assembly.
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  9. Before removing any fixtures from the suspension arm matchmark all parts for assembly reference; this is extremely important! If equipped with stabilizer bars, make a mark on the bar in line with the punch mark on the bracket.
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  11. Remove the dust cover clamp.
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  13. Remove the nuts securing the control arms and pull them apart. Leave the dust cover attached to the right arm.
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  15. Remove the rubber stopper from the right arm.
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  17. Using a flat bladed chisel, drive bushing from right the arm.
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  19. Using a brass drift, drive bushing out from the left arm.
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Fig. Fig. 7: Apply grease as shown, prior to assembling the rear suspension arms-Excel and Scoupe

  1. Coat the inside of the left arm and the outside of the bushing with chassis lube and drive it into place with driver tools 09555-21100 and 09555-21000 or equivalent. Drive the bushing in until the notch on 09555-21000 or equivalent, reaches the end of the arm.
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Fig. Fig. 8: Driving in bushing B-Excel and Scoupe

  1. Coat the inside of the arm and the outside of the bushing with chassis lube and drive it into the arm until it is fully seated.
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Fig. Fig. 9: Driving in bushing A-Excel and Scoupe

  1. Install the dust cover to the center position of the right arm, about 400mm.
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Fig. Fig. 10: Dust cover installation-Excel and Scoupe

  1. Apply chassis lube to the surface of the right arm and install the rubber stopper.
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  3. Align all matchmarks, including the stabilizer bar and slowly push the suspension halves together.
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Fig. Fig. 11: Assembling support bushings and washers-Excel and Scoupe

  1. Install all remaining bushing, washers and attaching parts.
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The toothed sides of the washers face the bushings.

  1. Install the end nuts and torque them loosely at this time.
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To install:
  1. Jack the assembly into position and torque the suspension-to-body bolts to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
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  3. Install the coil springs and loosely install the shock absorbers.
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  5. Install the rear brake assembly and related components.
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  7. Attach the parking brake cable and brake hoses to their clips on the suspension arm.
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  9. Install the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  11. Lower the vehicle and tighten the suspension arm end nuts to 65-80 ft. lbs. (88-108 Nm) for Scoupe, 36-51 ft. lbs. (49-69 Nm) for 1989 Excel, 65-80 ft. lbs. (88-108 Nm) for 1990-91 Excel and 94-108 ft. lbs. for 1992-93 Excel. Tighten the shock mounting bolts to 47-58 ft. lbs. (63-79 Nm).
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  13. Adjust the rear brake shoe clearance.
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Elantra
  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
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  3. Support the rear torsion axle.
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  5. Remove the lateral rod assembly from the inner body mount and tie the rod to the axle beam using wire.
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  7. Remove the brake drums and brake shoes. Disconnect the brake line from the wheel cylinder and cap closed. Disconnect the parking brake cables and remove the brake backing plate from the rear hub.
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  9. Using a floor jack, slightly raise and support the rear torsion axle and arm assembly.
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  11. Remove the shock absorber lower mounting bolt. Using the floor jack, lower the arm enough to separate the shock from the trailing arm.
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  13. Remove the trailing arm mounting bolts and the arm from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the trailing arm to the vehicle and secure in place with mounting bolts. Tightened to 94-108 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm) once weight of the vehicle is applied to the rear suspension. Install the shock absorber.
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  3. Attach the lateral rod to the inner mount and tighten bolt to 58-72 ft. lbs. (80-100 Nm).
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  5. Install the backing plate, brake lines and related components. Torque the rear wheel bearing nut to specifications and check the end-play of the bearing. Install the hub nut cap after filling with multi-purpose grease.
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  7. Install the tire and wheel assembly, adjust the rear brake shoes and bleed the brake system.
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Sonata
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Support the rear torsion axle assembly using floor jack or equivalent.
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  5. Disconnect the lateral rod at the axle and support aside. Remove the lower shock attaching bolts.
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  7. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  9. If equipped with drum brakes, remove the brake drums, brake shoes and hubs. Disconnect the brake fluid lines to the wheel cylinders and cap closed.
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  11. If equipped with rear disc brakes, remove the caliper assemblies and brake pads. Support the calipers out of the way using wire. Take care not to twist the brake hoses or lines.
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  13. Disconnect the parking brake cables.
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  15. Remove the trailing arm mounting bolts and lower the assembly from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the trailing arm assembly to the vehicle and secure using the mounting hardware. Once weight of the vehicle is on the rear suspension, torque the trailing arm-to-frame mounting bolts to 72-87 ft. lbs. (96-120 Nm), and the trailing arm-to-torsion axle to 72-87 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm).
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  3. Connect the parking brake cables.
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  5. If equipped with rear disc brakes, install the caliper assemblies and brake pads. Take care not to twist the brake hoses or lines during installation.
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  7. If equipped with drum brakes, install the brake drums, brake shoes and hubs. Connect the brake fluid lines to the wheel cylinders.
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  9. Install the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  11. Connect the lateral rod to the axle and tighten fasteners to 58-72 ft. lbs. (80-100 Nm).
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  13. Install the lower shock attaching bolts and tighten to 58-72 ft. lbs. (80-100 Nm).
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  15. Bleed the brake system if any brake fluid lines were opened. Adjust the rear brake shoes, if equipped with drum brakes.
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