Kia_Sedona_2002-2006

Lower Control Arm

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Removal & Installation



2002-05 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Sway bar link
     
    Tension rod bolts
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Lower control arm subframe bolt
     
    Lower control arm

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    Fig. Front suspension exploded view-2002-05 vehicles

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm. Tighten the subframe bolt to 88-101 ft. lbs. (120-137 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the pinch bolt to 69-85 ft. lbs. (93-115 Nm)
     
    Tension rod bolts and tighten them to 88-101 ft. lbs. (120-137 Nm)
     
    Sway bar link. Tighten the nut to 69-85 ft. lbs. (93-115 Nm)
     
    Front wheel
     

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  3. Check the front end alignment and adjust as necessary.
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2006 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires.
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  5. Remove the lower arm mounting bolt from the knuckle.
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  7. Remove the lower arm mounting bolts. Remove the lower arm from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Lower control arm assembly-2006 vehicles

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Torque the lower arm mounting bolts to 116-130 ft. lbs. (160-180 Nm).
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  5. Torque the front lower arm ball joint mounting bolt to 65-87 ft. lbs. (90-120 Nm).
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  7. Check the front end alignment and adjust as necessary.
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