Kia Soul: Sub Frame Repair procedures - Front Suspension System - Suspension SystemKia Soul: Sub Frame Repair procedures

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

Replacement
1.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the pinion of the steering gear box.

Tightening torque:
32.4 ~ 37.3N.m (3.3 ~ 3.8kgf.m, 23.9 ~ 27.5lb-ft)

   
Insert to the shaft in order that the center of the bolt and the marking (A) is in a straight line.
3.
Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from front hub.

Tightening torque :
88.2 ~ 107.8 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.0 ~ 79.5 lb-ft)

   
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire (A).
4.
Remove the stabilizer link (A) loosening the nut.

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

5.
Remove the tie rod end ball joint (C) from the knuckle by using the SST (09568-34000).
(1)
Remove the split pin (A).
(2)
Remove the castle nut (B).
(3)
Use the SST (09568-34000).

Tightening torque:
23.5 ~ 33.3N.m (2.4 ~ 3.4kgf.m, 19.4 ~ 24.6lb-ft)

   
When using SST, be sure not to damage the dust cover of lower arm ball joint.
Keep SST tied to the car because there is a risk of injury by dropping the SST during removing the lower arm ball joint.
The peripheral parts may be damaged when removing the lower arm ball joint with a general tool such as lever, so be sure to use SST.
6.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the lower arm (A).

Tightening torque :
58.9 ~ 70.6 N.m (6.0 ~ 7.2 kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 52.1 lb-ft)

7.
Loosen the bolt and then separate the roll rod stopper (A).

Tightening torque :
107.9 ~127.5N.m(11.0 ~ 13.0kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 94.0lb-ft)

8.
Install the jack and then remove the bolt and nut.

Tightening torque
Sub frame mounting bolts & nuts :
156.9 ~ 176.5N.m(16.0 ~ 18.0kgf.m, 115.7 ~ 130.2lb-ft)

9.
Remove the stabilizer (A) from the front sub frame by loosening the mounting bolts & nuts.

Tightening torque:
44.1 ~ 53.9N.m(4.5 ~ 5.5kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 39.8lb-ft)

10.
Remove the gear box (A) from the front sub frame by loosening the mounting bolts.

Tightening torque:
88.3 ~ 107.9N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 57.9lb-ft)

11.
Remove the front lower arm.
(Refer to Front Suspension System - "Front Lower Arm")
12.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
13.
Check the wheel Alignment.
(Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Alignment")
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