Hyundai Sonata: Rear Shock Absorber Repair procedures - Rear Suspension System - Suspension SystemHyundai Sonata: Rear Shock Absorber Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2.
Remove the wheel cap (A).

   
Be careful not to damage to the wheel cap (A) when removing the it.
3.
Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from front hub.

Tightening torque :
88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6 lb-ft)

   
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire (A).
4.
Loosen the mounting bolt and nut. And then separate the shock absorber from the lower arm.

Tightening torque :
137.3 ~ 156.9 N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0 kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7 lb-ft)

   
Set up the transmission jack under the lower arm in order to remove the shock absorber in no-load condition .
5.
Loosen the shock absorber mounting bolts (A).

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

6.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Inspection
1.
Check the rubber parts for wear and deterioration.
2.
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.

   
The gas coming out is harmless but be careful of chips that may tly when driling.
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