Kia Picanto: Rear Suspension System / Rear Shock Absorber

Kia Picanto JA 2017-2021 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Shock Absorber

Components and components location
Components

1. Cover
2. Lock nut
3. Retainer
4. Upper bushing
5. Collar
6. Lower bushing
7. Upper cover
8. Bumper stopper
9. Dust cover
10. Shock absorber assembly
11. Washer
12. Bolt

Repair procedures
Replacement
1.
Remove the wheel tire (A).
Tightening torque:
107.9 - 127.5 N·m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf·m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb·ft)

   
Be careful not to damage the wheel nuts when removing the front wheel and tire.
2.
Remove the rear shock absorber cover.

3.
Remove the rear shock absorber cover.

4.
Remove the rear shock absorber nut by using the special tool (09546-3X100)
Tightening torque :
21.6 - 31.4 N·m (2.2 - 3.2 kgf·m, 15.9 - 23.1 lb·ft)

5.
Loosen the bolt and then remove the rear shock absorber.
Tightening torque:
98.0 - 117.6 N·m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf·m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb·ft)

   
Set up the transmission jack under the torsion beam in order to remove the shock absorber in no-load condition.
6.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
Inspection
1.
Check the rubber parts for wear and deterioration.
2.
Compress and extend the piston rod (A) and check that there is no abnormal resistance or unusual sound during operation.

Disposal
1.
Fully extend the piston rod.
2.
Drill a hole on the (A) section to remove gas from the cylinder.
   
The gas released is harmless but be careful of chips that may stir up from drilling.
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