Kia Soul: Sub Frame Replacement - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Sub Frame Replacement

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Sub Frame 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)

  
Do not use the bolt again.
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.
Disconnect the muffler rubber hanger (A).

9.
Loosen the bolts & nuts and then remove the sub frame (A).

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

10.
Remove the heat protector (A).

Tightening torque:
6.9 ~ 10.8N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 7.9lb-ft)

11.
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)

12.
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)

13.
Remove the front lower arm.
(Refer to Front Suspension System - "Front Lower Arm")
14.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
15.
Check the wheel Alignment.
(Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Alignment")
    Front Stabilizer Link 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 ...

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