Kia Sportage 1998-02

Lower Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



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

    Lower control arm assembly
     
    Secure the control arm in a vise
     
    Using a standard press, remove the bushing
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lubricate the new bushing and press it into the lower control arm
     
    lower control arm to the vehicle
     

  2.  
  3. Check the wheel alignment and adjust if necessary.
  4.  

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

    Lower control arm assembly
     
    Secure the control arm in a vise
     
    Using a standard press, remove the bushing
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lubricate the new bushing and press it into the lower control arm
     
    lower control arm to the vehicle
     

  2.  
  3. Check the wheel alignment and adjust if necessary.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower control arm assembly
     
    Secure the control arm in a vise
     
    Using a standard press, remove the bushing
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lubricate the new bushing and press it into the lower control arm
     
    lower control arm to the vehicle
     

  2.  
  3. Check the wheel alignment and adjust if necessary.
  4.  

Removal & Installation



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel assembly
     
    Stabilizer bar
     
    Driveshaft from the differential and steering knuckle
     
    Shock absorber and coil spring from the front half of the fork
     
    Cotter pin and castle nut from the lower control arm ball joint
     
    Lower control arm ball joint from the steering knuckle
     
    Lower control arm bushing bolts from the front frame crossmember brackets
     
    Lower control arm
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm to the front frame crossmember brackets and hand tighten the bushing bolts
     
    Lower control arm ball joint and bolt to the steering knuckle. Torque the bolt to 87 ft. lbs. (118 Nm).
     
    New cotter pin and castle nut
     
    Torque the lower control arm bushing bolts to 206 ft. lbs. (280 Nm).
     
    Front fork halves to the shock absorber and coil spring and position the lower portion over the lower control arm drop link holes
     
    Drop link. Torque the nut to 145 ft. lbs. (197 Nm).
     
    Driveshaft to the front differential and steering knuckle
     
    Stabilizer bar
     
    Front wheel assembly
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment if necessary.
  4.  

  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
     
    Front wheel assembly
     
    Stabilizer bar
     
    Driveshaft from the differential and steering knuckle
     
    Shock absorber and coil spring from the front half of the fork
     
    Cotter pin and castle nut from the lower control arm ball joint
     
    Lower control arm ball joint from the steering knuckle
     
    Lower control arm bushing bolts from the front frame crossmember brackets
     
    Lower control arm
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm to the front frame crossmember brackets and hand tighten the bushing bolts
     
    Lower control arm ball joint and bolt to the steering knuckle. Torque the bolt to 87 ft. lbs. (118 Nm).
     
    New cotter pin and castle nut
     
    Torque the lower control arm bushing bolts to 206 ft. lbs. (280 Nm).
     
    Front fork halves to the shock absorber and coil spring and position the lower portion over the lower control arm drop link holes
     
    Drop link. Torque the nut to 145 ft. lbs. (197 Nm).
     
    Driveshaft to the front differential and steering knuckle
     
    Stabilizer bar
     
    Front wheel assembly
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment if necessary.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel assembly
     
    Stabilizer bar
     
    Driveshaft from the differential and steering knuckle
     
    Shock absorber and coil spring from the front half of the fork
     
    Cotter pin and castle nut from the lower control arm ball joint
     
    Lower control arm ball joint from the steering knuckle
     
    Lower control arm bushing bolts from the front frame crossmember brackets
     
    Lower control arm
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm to the front frame crossmember brackets and hand tighten the bushing bolts
     
    Lower control arm ball joint and bolt to the steering knuckle. Torque the bolt to 87 ft. lbs. (118 Nm)
     
    New cotter pin and castle nut
     
    Torque the lower control arm bushing bolts to 206 ft. lbs. (280 Nm)
     
    Front fork halves to the shock absorber and coil spring and position the lower portion over the lower control arm drop link holes
     
    Drop link. Torque the nut to 145 ft. lbs. (197 Nm)
     
    Driveshaft to the front differential and steering knuckle
     
    Stabilizer bar
     
    Front wheel assembly
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment if necessary.
  4.  

 
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