How to replace control arm bushings?

Tiny
HANOCH HAIM
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  • 2008 KIA SPORTAGE
  • 2.7L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
Hi,
How to change swing arm bushing?

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Friday, December 18th, 2020 AT 6:52 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Here are the directions for replacing the control arm bushings. The attached pics correlate with the directions. Also, here is a link you may find helpful as well. It explains in general how the procedure is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/lower-control-arm-bushing-replacement
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Control Arm Bushings

2008 Kia Truck Sportage 4WD V6-2.7L
Repair Procedures
Vehicle Steering and Suspension Suspension Control Arm Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Front Lower Arm Repair Procedures
REPAIR PROCEDURES
REMOVAL

1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Raise the front of the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2. Remove the front wheel and tire(A) from front hub(B).

pic 1

CAUTION:
Be careful not to damage the hub bolts(C) then remove the front wheel and tire(A).

3. Remove the lower arm ball joint mounting bolts(A).

pic 2

4. Remove the lower arm mounting bolts(A).

pic 3

REPLACEMENT

1. Using the special tools(09214-32000 & 09216-211000), remove the bushing from the lower arm.

pic 4

2. Apply soap solution to the following parts.
A. Outer surface of the bushing.
B. Inner surface of the lower bushing mounting part.
3. Using the special tools(09214-32000 & 09216-21100), install the busing on the lower arm.

pic 5

CAUTION:
Insert bushing in the direction as shown in the illustration.
Separation force is over 8000 N (800 Kgf, 1763 lbf)

pic 6

INSTALLATION

1. Install the lower arm mounting bolts(A).

Tightening torque :
A bushing :
100 - 120 Nm (10 - 12 Kgf-m, 73.8 - 88.5 lb-ft)
G bushing :
140 - 160 Nm (14 - 16 Kgf-m, 103.3 - 118.0 lb-ft)

pic 7

2. Install the lower arm ball joint mounting bolts(A).

Tightening torque :
100 - 120 Nm (10 - 12 Kgf-m, 73.8 - 88.5 lb-ft)

pic 8

3. Install the front wheel and tire(A) on the front hub(B).
Tightening torque :
90 - 110 Nm (9 - 11 Kgf-m, 66.4 - 81.2 lb-ft)

pic 9

CAUTION:
Be careful not to damage the hub bolts(C) then install the front wheel and tire(A).

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Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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