Kia Sorento 2003-05

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires.
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  5. Remove the engine undercover (splash shield).
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  7. Remove the nuts and oil damper rubbers of the control link.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer bar bushing bracket retaining bolts.
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  11. Remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle.
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  13. As required, remove the control link from its mounting.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Tighten the stabilizer bushing mounting bolts to 31-39 ft. lbs. (44-55 Nm).
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  5. Tighten the oil damper rubber and nut so that the nut protrudes about 6mm after it is tightened.

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    Fig. Stabilizer bar oil damper rubber and nut tightening specification

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  7. Tighten the lower nut of the control link to 68-84 ft. lbs. (95-117 Nm).
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