Kia Sorento 2003-05

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise the rear of the vehicle and support it with safety stands.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear wheels.
  6.  
  7. Raise the rear axle housing to facilitate removal of the shock absorbers.
  8.  
  9. Remove stabilizer link upper mounting nut.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear shock absorber lower nut and washer. Remove the shock absorber upper bolt, and then remove the shock absorber.
  12.  

To install:



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Fig. Lower shock absorber mounting bolt

  1. Install the shock absorber and upper nut. Tighten the nut to 88-101 ft. lbs. (122-140 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the shock absorber lower bolt and tighten the bolt to 88-101 ft. lbs. (122-140 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the stabilizer link upper mounting nut.
  6.  
  7. Install the rear wheels.
  8.  
  9. Remove the safety stands and lower the vehicle.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise the rear of the vehicle and support it with safety stands.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear wheels.
  6.  
  7. Raise the rear axle housing to facilitate removal of the shock absorbers.
  8.  
  9. Remove stabilizer link upper mounting nut.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear shock absorber lower nut and washer. Remove the shock absorber upper bolt, and then remove the shock absorber.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the shock absorber and upper nut. Tighten the nut to 88-101 ft. lbs. (122-140 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the shock absorber lower bolt and tighten the bolt to 88-101 ft. lbs. (122-140 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the stabilizer link upper mounting nut.
  6.  
  7. Install the rear wheels.
  8.  
  9. Remove the safety stands and lower the vehicle.
  10.  

 
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