Kia Sportage 1998-02

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  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:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Shock absorber and coil spring as an assembly
     
    Place the shock absorber in a vice
     
    Loosen the pivot rod nut several turns
     
    While still secured in a vise compress the coil spring
     
    Piston rod nut and disassemble the coil spring as needed
     

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front shock absorber and coil spring assembly


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Bottom portion of the shock absorber in a vice and compress the coil spring
     
    End of the coil spring to the rubber seat and install the spring
     
    Assemble the dust boot and lower retainer, lower insulator, spring seat, boss, center washer, upper insulator and install the coil spring
     
    Hand tighten the piston rod nut.
     
    Carefully loosen the spring compressor tool and remove the tool
     
    Torque the piston rod nut to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm).
     
    Coil spring and shock absorber as an assembly
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section .
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Shock absorber and coil spring as an assembly
     
    Place the shock absorber in a vice
     
    Loosen the pivot rod nut several turns
     
    While still secured in a vise compress the coil spring
     
    Piston rod nut and disassemble the coil spring as needed

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the front shock absorber and coil spring assembly

     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Bottom portion of the shock absorber in a vice and compress the coil spring
     
    End of the coil spring to the rubber seat and install the spring
     
    Assemble the dust boot and lower retainer, lower insulator, spring seat, boss, center washer, upper insulator and install the coil spring
     
    Hand tighten the piston rod nut.
     
    Carefully loosen the spring compressor tool and remove the tool
     
    Torque the piston rod nut to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm).
     
    Coil spring and shock absorber as an assembly
     

  2.  

 
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