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

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

  
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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:
(A) 6.8 ~ 10.7N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1kgf.m, 5.0 ~ 7.9lb-ft)
(B) 8.8 ~ 13.7N.m (0.9 ~ 1.4kgf.m, 6.5 ~ 10.1lb-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.
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