Kia Soul: Front Strut Assembly Inspection - Front Suspension System - Suspension SystemKia Soul: Front Strut Assembly Inspection

Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Service Manual / Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Strut Assembly 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.

  
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The gas coming out is harmless but be careful of chips that may fly when drilling.
    Front Strut Assembly 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 ~ 50.6l ...

    Front Lower Arm 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) fro ...

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