Hyundai Santa Fe: Front Strut Assembly. Repair procedures - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Hyundai Santa Fe DM 2013-2018 Service ManualHyundai Santa Fe: Front Strut Assembly. Repair procedures

Removal

1.
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 front wheel and tire (A).

2.
Remove the brake hose (A) & wheel speed sensor (B) from the front strut assembly by loosening mounting bolts.

Tightening torque:
6.9 ~ 10.8 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 8.0 lb-ft)

3.
Disconnect the stabilizer link(B) with the front strut assembly(A) after loosening the nut.

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

4.
Disconnect the front strut assembly(A) with the knuckle by loosening the bolt & nut.

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

5.
Remove the fender apron upper cover (A).
[LH]

[RH]

6.
Remove the mounting retainer (A) located at the end of the cowl top cover and the service cover (B).
[LH]

[RH]

7.
Slightly pull the cowl top cover to your side to make a gap and loosen the strut mounting nuts (A-3ea).

Tightening torque:
53.9 ~ 73.5N.m (5.5 ~ 7.5kgf.m, 39.8 ~ 54.2lb-ft)

8.
Remove the strut assembly (B).
[LH]

[RH]

9.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
10.
Check the front alignment.

Disassembly

1.
Remove the dust cover(A).

2.
Using the special tool (09546-26000), compress the coil spring (A).
3.
Remove the self-locking nut (C) from the strut assembly(B).

4.
Remove the insulator, spring seat, coil spring and dust cover from the strut assembly.

Inspection

1.
Check the strut insulator for wear or damage.
2.
Check rubber parts for damage or 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.

The gas coming out is harmless, but be careful of chips that may fly when drilling.
Be sure to wear safety goggles or eye protection when performing this task.

Reassembly

1.
Install the spring lower pad (D) so that the protrusions(A) fit in the holes (C) in the spring lower seat (B).

2.
Compress coil spring using special tool (09546-26000). Install compressed coil spring into shock absorber.
1)
Indicated identification color marks on the coil spring. Pay attention to identification mark and then install them.
2)
Install the coil spring with the identification mark directed toward the knuckle.

3.
After fully extending the piston rod, install the spring upper seat and insulator assembly.
4.
After seating the upper and lower ends of the coil spring (A) in the upper and lower spring seat grooves (B) correctly, tighten new self-locking nut temporarily.

5.
Remove the special tool (09546-26000).
6.
Tighten the self-locking nut to the specified torque.

Tightening torque
: 58.8 ~ 68.6N.m (6.0 ~ 7.0kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 50.6lb-ft)


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