Kia Sorento 2003-05

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
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  3. Drain the gear oil.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Remove the wheels.
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  9. Remove the brake drums (if removing the rear pinion seal).
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  11. Remove the driveshaft.
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  13. Remove the drive pinion.
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  15. Remove the pinion seal
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To install:

  1. Install a new pinion seal lightly coated with clean gear oil.
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  3. Install the drive pinion.
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  5. Rotate the pinion flange occasionally while tightening the flange nut and make certain that the pinion bearings are seated properly.
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  7. Install the driveshaft after aligning the matchmarks.
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  9. Install the brake drums.
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  11. Install the wheels.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  15. Fill the gear oil to the proper level.
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  17. Start the vehicle and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
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