Kia Sportage 1998-02

Upper 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:

    Upper 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 upper control arm
     
    Upper 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:

    Upper 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 upper control arm
     
    Upper 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:

    Upper 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 upper control arm
     
    Upper 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
     
    Bolt securing the upper ball joint to the steering knuckle
     

  4.  


NOTE
Note the matchmark setting on the upper control arm mounting bolts before removal.



Upper control arm mounting bolts
 
Upper control arm from the vehicle.
 

To install:



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the upper control arm assembly

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Position the upper control arms in the frame mounting. Hand tighten the bolts
     
    Position the ball joint in the spindle. Torque the through bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
     

  2.  


NOTE
Be sure the slot in the ball joint aligns with the through-bolt during installation.



Align the upper control arm bolts to the previous settings. Torque bolts to 62 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
 
Front wheel assembly
 

  1. Check and adjust the alignment, if necessary.
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section .
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Note the matchmark setting on the upper control arm mounting bolts before removal.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel assembly
     
    Bolt securing the upper ball joint to the steering knuckle
     



    Upper control arm mounting bolts
     
    Upper control arm from the vehicle.
     

  4.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the upper control arm assembly

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Be sure the slot in the ball joint aligns with the through-bolt during installation.



    Position the upper control arms in the frame mounting. Hand tighten the bolts
     
    Position the ball joint in the spindle. Torque the through bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
     



    Align the upper control arm bolts to the previous settings. Torque bolts to 62 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
     
    Front wheel assembly
     

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

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Note the matchmark setting on the upper control arm mounting bolts before removal.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel assembly
     
    Bolt securing the upper ball joint to the steering knuckle
     



    Upper control arm mounting bolts
     
    Upper control arm from the vehicle.
     

  4.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the upper control arm assembly

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Be sure the slot in the ball joint aligns with the through-bolt during installation.



    Position the upper control arms in the frame mounting. Hand tighten the bolts
     
    Position the ball joint in the spindle. Torque the through bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (48 Nm)
     



    Align the upper control arm bolts to the previous settings. Torque bolts to 62 ft. lbs. (108 Nm)
     
    Front wheel assembly
     

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

 
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