Kia Soul EV: Rear Suspension System / Rear Torsion Beam Axle Repair procedures

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Suspension System / Rear Suspension System / Rear Torsion Beam Axle 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 :
88.2 ~ 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 rear wheel and tire (A).
3.
Loosen the guide rod bolt (B) and the remove the rear caliper body (A).

Tightening torque :
21.6 ~ 31.4 N.m (2.2 ~ 3.2 kgf.m, 15.9 ~ 23.1 lb-ft)

4.
Remove the pads (B), in the caliper carrier (A).

5.
Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts (B), and then place the brake caliper assembly (A) with wire.

Tightening torque :
63.7 ~ 73.5 N.m (6.5 ~ 7.5 kgf.m, 47.0 ~ 54.2 lb-ft)

6.
Disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector (A).

7.
Loosen the screws (B), and then remove the brake disc (A).

Tightening torque:
4.9 ~ 5.8 N.m (0.5 ~ 0.6 kgf.m, 3.6 ~ 4.3 lb-ft)

8.
Loosen the bolts and then remove the hub bearing (A).

Tightening torque:
58.8 ~ 68.6 N.m (6.0 ~ 7.0 kgf.m, 43.3 ~ 50.6 lb-ft)

9.
Remove the hub bearing by using the rubber hammer.

10.
Loosen the rear shock absorber (A) upper mounting bolt.

Tightening torque :
49.0 ~ 63.7N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 47.0lb-ft)

11.
Loosen the bolt and then remove the rear shock absorber (A) from the torsion beam axle.

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

12.
Remove the bolt (A) and then remove the fastener (B) and wheel speed sensor cable from the fixed bracket.

13.
Pull the torsion beam axle in the direction of a down and then remove the coil spring (A).

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

14.
Loosen the mounting bolts (B) and then remove the torsion beam axle (A) from the frame.

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

15.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
   
Use a SST(09581-11000) when installing the brake caliper assembly.
Inspection
1.
Check the hub for cracks and the splines for wear.
2.
Check the rear axle carrier for cracks.
Rear Torsion Beam Axle Components and Components Location
Components 1. Rear torsion beam axle ...

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