Kia_Sedona_2002-2006

Removal & Installation

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3.5L Engine



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Record the radio anti theft code data. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Drain the transaxle fluid.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheels
     
    Hub retaining nuts
     
    Sway bar links
     
    Outer tie rod ends
     
    Lower ball joints
     

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  9. Using a prybar, remove the left halfshaft from the transaxle. Separate the right halfshaft from the intermediate shaft.
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  11. Remove the axle halfshafts from the front hubs. It may be necessary to tap the stub shaft with a brass hammer to remove the axles.
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To install:

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Fig. Halfshaft and related components-3.5L Engine


NOTE
Use new circlips for assembly.

  1. Install the left halfshaft to the transaxle.
  2.  
  3. Install the right halfshaft to the intermediate shaft.
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  5. Install the halfshaft stub shafts to the wheel hubs.
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    Lower ball joints. Tighten the pinch bolts to 69-85 ft. lbs. (93-115 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod ends. Tighten the nuts to 43-58 ft. lbs. (59-78 Nm).
     
    Sway bar links. Tighten nuts to 69-85 ft. lbs. (93-115 Nm).
     
    Hub retaining nuts. Tighten the hub nuts to 177-199 ft. lbs. (240-270 Nm).
     
    Front wheels. Tighten the lug nuts to 65-79 ft. lbs. (88-108 Nm).
     

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  9. Fill the transaxle to the correct level with the proper fluid.
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  11. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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  13. Reprogram the radio anti theft codes.
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3.8L Engine



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Record the radio anti theft code data.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires.
  6.  
  7. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  8.  
  9. Unstake the driveshaft lock nut. Remove the lock nut.
  10.  
  11. Remove the split pin and castle nut from the tie rod end ball joint. Disconnect the tie rod end from the knuckle, using tool SST (09568-4A000).
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  13. Remove the split pin and lower arm ball and nut. Using a plastic hammer, disconnect the driveshaft from the front hub assembly.
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  15. To remove the right driveshaft, remove the right driveshaft heat protector. Remove the inner shaft bearing bracket assembly mounting bolts.
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  17. Insert a pry bar between the transaxle case and driveshaft joint; separate the driveshaft from the transaxle. Pull the driveshaft from the transaxle case.
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To install:

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Fig. Halfshaft and related components-3.8L Engine


NOTE
Use new circlips for assembly.

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Torque the inner shaft bearing bracket assembly bolts to 36-47 ft. lbs. (50-65 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Torque the split pin and lower arm bolt and nut to 65-87 ft. lbs. (90-110 Nm).
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  7. Torque the tie rod end ball joint split pin and castle nut to 43-58 ft. lbs. (60-80 Nm).
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  9. Torque the driveshaft lock nut to 177-199 ft. lbs. (245-275 Nm).
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  11. Torque the tire and wheel assembly to 65-80 ft. lbs. (90-110 Nm).
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  13. Fill the transaxle with the proper grade and type transaxle fluid.
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  15. Run the engine and recheck the transaxle fluid. Roadtest the vehicle.
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  17. Reprogram the radio anti theft codes.
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