Kia Amanti 2004-06

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove Coil Spring and shock absorber assembly. Refer to Coil Spring removal and installation.

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    Fig. Rear shock absorber

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  5. Remove the shock absorber lower mounting bolts.

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    Fig. Lower mounting bolts

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  7. Remove the upper arm and rear carrier mounting bolts.
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  9. Remove the shock absorber mounting bracket.
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To install:

  1. When installing the rear shock absorber, be sure to clear the connecting surface.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber mounting bracket tightening to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm).
     
    Upper arm and rear carrier mounting bolts to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm).
     
    Shock absorber lower mounting bolts 58-65 ft. lb. (79-88 Nm).
     
    Rear wheel and tire tightening lug nuts to 67-82 ft .lbs. (91-112 Nm).
     

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Testing & Inspection



  1. Check the rubber parts for damage or deterioration.
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  3. Check the spring for correct height, deformation, deterioration, or damage.
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  5. Check the shock absorber for abnormal resistance or unusual sounds.

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    Fig. Checking shock absorber resistance

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