Kia Sportage 1998-02

Locking Hubs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Wheel assembly
     
    Six free wheel hub bolts and remove the hub
     
    Snapring and spacer from the hub
     
    2 screws and the set plate
     

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Fig. Exploded view of the 4WD locking hub assembly

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Set plate and tighten the screw
     
    Place grease on both sides of the snap ring
     
    Spacer and snap ring
     
    Apply sealant to the hub body mounting surface
     
    Install the hub and tighten in 2 pases to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) then 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
     

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    Fig. Freewheel hub tightening sequence


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Wheel assembly
     
    Six free wheel hub bolts and remove the hub
     
    Snapring and spacer from the hub
     
    Carefully remove the fixed cam assembly
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Fixed cam assembly
     
    Snapring and spacer in the hub
     
    Wheel hub and the six free wheel hub bolts. Torque the bolts in two passes, 14 ft. lbs. (17 Nm), then to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
     
    Wheel assembly
     
    Negative battery cable

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    Fig. Exploded view of the 4WD locking hub assembly

     

  2.  

Automatic Locking Hubs
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Wheel assembly
     
    Six free wheel hub bolts and remove the hub
     
    Snapring and spacer from the hub
     
    Carefully remove the fixed cam assembly
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Fixed cam assembly
     
    Snapring and spacer in the hub
     
    Wheel hub and the six free wheel hub bolts. Torque the bolts in two passes, 14 ft. lbs. (17 Nm), then to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm)
     
    Wheel assembly
     
    Negative battery cable

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the 4WD locking hub assembly

     

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