Hyundai Santa Fe 2001-05

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire (A) from rear hub (B).
    CAUTION
    Be careful not to damage the hub bolts (C) then remove the rear wheel and tire (A).



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    Fig. Rear wheel

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  5. Remove the caliper mounting bolts (A), and hang the caliper assembly (B) to one side. To prevent damage to the caliper assembly or brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper from the undercarriage.

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    Fig. Caliper

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  7. Remove the wheel speed sensor (B) from the axle carrier (A).

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    Fig. Speed Sensor

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  9. Loosen the brake disc mounting screw (A), and then remove the brake disc (C) from the hub (B).

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    Fig. Brake disc

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  11. Using a slotted screwdriver, remove the hub cap (A).

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    Fig. Hub cap

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  13. Remove the hub bearing flange nut (A).
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  15. Using a slotted screwdriver, spread out the groove (B) on the flange nut (A).
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  17. Loosen the hub bearing flange nut (A).

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    Fig. Hub bearing flange

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  19. Remove the rear hub washer (A) and rear hub assembly (B).
    CAUTION
    Be careful not to disassemble the rear hub assembly.


    CAUTION
    Care must be taken not to scratch or damage the teeth of the rotor.


    CAUTION
    The rotor must never be dropped.



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    Fig. Rear hub washer location



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    Fig. Rear hub assembly

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  21. If the teeth of the rotor are chipped, it results in deformation of the rotor. It will make it impossible to detect the wheel rotation speed accurately and to operate the system normally.
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  23. Loosen the rear dust cover mounting bolts (A) and then remove the rear parking brake assembly (B).

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    Fig. Rear dust cover and parking brake assembly

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  25. Remove the rear axle carrier (A).
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  27. Remove the trailing arm mounting bolt (B).
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  29. Remove the suspension arm mounting nut (C).
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  31. Remove the strut mounting nuts (D).

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    Fig. Rear Strut location

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  33. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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