Kia Sorento 2003-05

Halfshafts

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the front wheels.
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  5. Remove the lock nut from front hub.
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  7. Remove the upper control arm link lock bolt, spring washer and nut.
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  9. Remove tie rod end cotter pin and using a ball joint puller, remove tie rod end from steering knuckle.
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  11. Mark driveshaft for identical installation position.
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  13. Using tool, pry the driveshaft from the differential housing. Separate the right halfshaft from the intermediate shaft.
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  15. Remove the axle halfshafts from the front knuckle. It may be necessary to tap the stub shaft with a brass hammer to remove the axles.

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    Fig. Pry the driveshaft from the differential housing

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To install:

  1. Coincide the joining mark between the driveshaft and the differential and insert the shaft.
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  3. Install the knuckle assembly. Tighten the ball joint castle nut to 51-57 ft. lbs. (70-80 Nm).
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  5. Install the upper arm link lock bolt and tighten to 32-39 ft. lbs. (44-55 Nm).
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  7. Tighten the lock nut to 177-198 ft. lbs. (245-275 Nm) and then caulk the flange of lock nut on the end of driveshaft.
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  9. Install the front wheels.
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