Kia Amanti 2004-06

Strut (MacPherson Strut) Assembly

Print

Overhaul (Coil Spring Removal & Installation)



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. With the MacPherson Strut assembly removed, attach a special tool (0K2A1 341 AA1A) to the coil spring.
  4.  
  5. Compress the coil spring until there is only a little tension on the strut.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Compressing the coil spring

  6.  
  7. Remove the self-locking nut at the top end of shock absorber.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bracket, spring pad, and coil spring.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Front strut assembly

  10.  
  11. Check the rubber parts for damage or deterioration.
  12.  
  13. Check the spring for correct height, deformation, deterioration, or damage.
  14.  
  15. Check the shock absorber for abnormal resistance or unusual sounds.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Checking shock absorber resistance

  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the special tool (0K2A1 341 AA1A) and compress the coil spring. After spring is fully compressed, install it on the shock absorber assembly.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Compressing the coil spring

  2.  
  3. After seating the dust cover, upper spring pad, bushings, and bracket, tighten the new self-locking nut temporarily.
  4.  
  5. Position the upper and lower ends of the coil spring in the upper spring pad and lower spring seat grooves correctly.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Seating the spring

  6.  
  7. Place the bracket to align the bracket bolt with the projection of the fork bracket in a straight line.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Alignment of bracket bolt

  8.  
  9. Remove the special tool (0K2A1 341 AA1A) from the coil spring.
  10.  
  11. While holding the piston rod, tighten the new self-locking nut to specification: 15-18 ft. lbs. (20-25 Nm).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Tightening shock absorber piston rod to bracket

  12.  

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Brake hose bracket from shock absorber mounting fork
     
    Lower shock absorber mounting fork/lower arm connector mounting bolt
     
    Mounting fork from the shock absorber
     
    ECS wiring mounting bolt, if equipped
     
    Upper strut mounting nuts
     

  4.  
  5. Push the axle assembly upward and remove the strut assembly.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Strut assembly exploded view

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly and tighten the lower mounting bolt to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm).
     
    Upper strut mounting nuts and tighten to 29-36 ft. lbs. (39-49 Nm).
     
    ECS wiring mounting bolt, if equipped
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Check the alignment and adjust as necessary.
  4.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo