Kia Sportage 1998-02

Pinion Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Drain the gear oil.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Use an inch lb. (Nm) torque wrench, measure and record the amount of torque required to maintain rotation of the pinion.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Wheel assemblies
     
    Brake drums
     
    driveshaft
     



    Pinion flange
     
    Pinion seal
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New pinion seal lightly coated with clean gear oil
     
    Pinion flange
     

  2.  
  3. Rotate the pinion flange occasionally while tightening the flange nut and make certain that the pinion bearings are seated properly.
  4.  
  5. Take several bearing preload torque readings. Tighten the flange nut to achieve the preload torque reading. The maximum torque reading should not exceed 14 inch lbs. (1.6 Nm).

    Driveshaft after aligning the matchmarks
     
    Brake drums
     
    Wheel assemblies
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  
  7. Fill the gear oil to the proper level.
  8.  
  9. Start the vehicle and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
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