Kia Sportage 2005-06

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Front stabilizer bar and related components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise the front of the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
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  5. Remove the front wheel and tire from front hub.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bar link from the strut assembly.
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  9. Remove the two bolts attaching the lower arm ball joint.
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  11. Remove the driveshaft and the front muffler assembly.
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  13. Drain oil from the transfer case, then remove the rear flange assembly.
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  15. Drain power steering oil.
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  17. Remove the connecting bolt for steering pressure lines.
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  19. Remove two engine mounting bolts (B, C) and six subframe mounting bolts in order to remove the subframe (A).

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    Fig. Remove two engine mounting bolts (B, C) and six subframe mounting bolts in order to remove the subframe (A)

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  21. Remove both two stabilizer brackets and two bushings respectively.
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  23. Remove the stabilizer bar.
    NOTE
    Be careful not to do damage to pressure tubes. 

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To install:

  1. Install the bushing on the stabilizer bar.
    NOTE
    Bring the clamp on the stabilizer bar into contact with bushing. 

  2.  
  3. Install the bracket on the bushing.
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  5. Install the bolts on one side finger-tight, then install the other side. Tighten both sides to 33-40 ft. lbs. (45-55 Nm) 
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  7. Install the six sub-frame mounting bolts, then the two-engine mounting bolts (B, C). Tighten to 37-48 ft. lbs. (50-65 Nm) 
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  9. Install the connecting bolt for pressure lines.
    NOTE
    Be sure to align the white marks (A) on the tube and the hose. 

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  11. Install the rear flange assembly on the transfer case.
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  13. Install the driveshaft, then the front muffler assembly.
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  15. Install the two bolts for the lower arm ball joint. Tighten to 74-88 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm).
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  17. Install the nut on the stabilizer bar link. Tighten to 74-88 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm).
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  19. Install the front wheel and tire on the front hub. Tighten to 66-81 ft. lbs. (90-110 Nm).
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