FRONT STRUT BEARING REPLACEMENT
This bulletin provides the procedure for replacing the front strut bearings on some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XM) vehicles, produced from October 26, 2009 through January 21, 2013, which may exhibit a creaking noise emanating from the front of the vehicle when turning the wheel, quickly, at slow speeds. This concern may be caused by corrosion of the front strut bearing due to water or debris entry and is more commonly found in regions where heavy amounts of road salt are used for de-icing in the winter months. Follow the procedure outlined in this bulletin to replace both front strut bearings to resolve the
|Detail of Front Strut Bearing|
|Old Design||New Design|
- Remove and disassemble the front strut assemblies by referring to the service procedures in the applicable Workshop Manual on KGIS.
- Replace the original front strut bearing and the upper spring pad with the new one-piece part.
- Reinstall all removed components by reversing the order of removal.
|Part Name||Part No.||Qty.||Figure|
|Front Strut Bearing||54609-2P500FFF||2|
AFFECTED VEHICLE PRODUCTION RANGE:
|Model||Production Date Range|
|Sorento (XM)||October 26, 2009 through January 21, 2013|