Kia Soul: Front Strut Assembly Repair procedures - Front Suspension System - Suspension SystemKia Soul: Front Strut Assembly Repair procedures

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Strut Assembly Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2.
Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from front hub.

Tightening torque:
88.3 ~ 107.9N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)

   
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire (A).
3.
Loosen the bolts (A, B), and then remove the wheel speed sensor.

Tightening torque:
6.8 ~ 10.7N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1kgf.m, 5.0 ~ 7.9lb-ft)

4.
Loosen the brake hose bracket bolts (A).

Tightening torque:
8.8 ~ 13.7N.m (0.9 ~ 1.4kgf.m, 6.5 ~ 10.1lb-ft)

5.
Disconnect the stabilizer link (A) from the front strut assembly after loosening the nut (B).

Tightening torque:
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m(10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3~86.8lb-ft)

6.
Remove the cowl top cover.
(Refer to Body - "Cowl Top Cover")
7.
Disconnect the front strut assembly (A) from the knuckle by loosening the bolt & nut.

Tightening torque:
137.3 ~ 156.9N.m(14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

8.
Remove the front strut assembly and then loosen the strut mounting nuts (A).

Tightening torque:
44.1 ~ 58.8N.m(4.5 ~ 6.0kgf.m, 32.5~43.4lb-ft)

9.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Disassembly
1.
Using the special tool (09546-26000), compress the coil spring (A).

Tightening torque:
58.8 ~ 68.6N.m(6.0 ~ 7.0kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 50.6lb-ft)

2.
Remove the self-locking nut (C) from the strut assembly (B).
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 bearing for wear and damage.
2.
Check the spring upper and lower seat for damage and 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.

   
The gas coming out is harmless but be careful of chips that may fly when drilling.
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