Kia Picanto: Front Suspension System / Front Strut Assembly

Kia Picanto JA 2017-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Strut Assembly

Components and components location
Components Location

1. Lock nut
2. Insulator dust cap
3. Self lock nut
4. Strut insulator
5. Strut bearing
6. Spring upper seat
7. Spring upper pad
8. Coli spring
9. Dust cover
10. Bumper rubber
11. Spring lower pad
12. Shock absorber

Repair procedures
Removal
1.
Remove the front/rear 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.
Loosen the bolt and then remove the wheel speed sensor.
Tightening torque:
6.9 - 10.8 N·m (0.7 - 1.1 kgf·m, 5.1 - 8.0 lb·ft)

3.
Remove the stabilizer link nut.
Tightening torque:
49.0 - 58.8 N·m (5.0 - 6.0 kgf·m, 36.2 - 43.4 lb·ft)

   
When loosening the nut, fix the outer hexagon of stabilizer bar link.
Be careful not to damage the stabilizer link boots.
4.
Remove the cowl top cover.
(Refer to Body - "Cowl Top Cover")
5.
Remove the cover.

6.
Loosen the front strut assembly nut.
Tightening torque:
49.0 - 58.8 N·m (5.0 - 6.0 kgf·m, 36.2 - 43.4 lb·ft)

7.
Loosen the bolts and then remove the strut assembly (A) from the knuckle.
Tightening torque:
98.0 - 117.6 N·m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf·m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb·ft)

8.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
Disassembly
1.
Using a strut spring compressor, compress the coil spring.
   
To prevent peeling the paint of coil spring, cover the coil spring with a thin cloth or hose before installing strut spring compressor.
Set the compression position of strut spring compressor correctly for coil spring not to slant when compressing the coil spring.
2.
Using the SST (09546-3X100), loosen the self locking nut.
Tightening torque:
68.6 - 78.5 N·m (7.0 - 8.0 kgf·m, 50.6 - 57.9 lb·ft)

3.
Remove the insulator, spring seat, coil spring and dust cover from the strut assembly.
4.
Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.
Inspection
1.
Check the strut insulator for wear or damage.
2.
Check rubber parts for damage or deterioration.
3.
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.

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