Kia Sportage 1998-02

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper from the rotor and hang it out of the way
     

  4.  
  5. Attach a dial indicator to the axle hub and measure the bearing play
  6.  
  7. If the play exceeds.004 inch (.10mm), check and adjust locknut torque. The bolts should be tightened to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:


  2.  
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section .

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper from the rotor and hang it out of the way
     

  4.  
  5. Attach a dial indicator to the axle hub and measure the bearing play
  6.  
  7. If the play exceeds.004 inch (.10mm), check and adjust locknut torque. The bolts should be tightened to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  8.  

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:


  2.  
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper from the rotor and hang it out of the way
     

  4.  
  5. Attach a dial indicator to the axle hub and measure the bearing play
  6.  
  7. If the play exceeds 0.004 inch (.10mm), check and adjust locknut torque. The bolts should be tightened to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).

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    Fig. Measuring wheel bearing preload



    Brake rotor and retaining screws
     
    Attach a dial indicator to check the rotor run-out. The run-out should not exceed 0.004 inch (0.10mm)

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    Fig. Checking rotor runout

     
    Brake caliper
     
    Free wheel hub fixed cam key with the locknut groove and push the on the fixed cam assembly
     
    Axle retainer snap ring

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    Fig. Hub bolt torque sequence

     
    Apply a light coat of sealant on the free wheel hub body. Install the body on the hub. Torque the bolts in 2 passes. Tighten the bolts on the first pass to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten the bolts on the second pass to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  8.  

Removal & Installation



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Free wheel hub body
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Wheel bearing and using a screw driver, pry out the oil seal
     
    Inner and outer bearings
     
    Using a drift punch, remove the inner and outer bearing race
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Pack the new bearings with grease.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Inner bearing and race and a new oil seal
     
    Outer bearing and race and secure the dust cover with four screws
     
    Apply grease to the new bearings and the lip of the oil seal
     
    Hub assembly in the steering knuckle
     
    Screw the locknut against the hub assembly until there is 10 inch lbs. (1.3 Nm) of preload on the hub
     
    Brake rotor and retaining screws
     
    Attach a run-out gauge to check the rotor run-out. The run-out should not exceed 0.004 inch (0.10mm)
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Free wheel hub fixed cam key with the locknut groove and push the on the fixed cam assembly
     
    Axle retainer snap ring
     
    Apply a light coat of sealant on the free wheel hub body. Install the body on the hub. Torque the bolts in 2 passes. Tighten the bolts on the first pass to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten the bolts on the second pass to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  

  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
     
    Front wheel
     
    Free wheel hub body
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Wheel bearing and using a screw driver, pry out the oil seal
     
    Inner and outer bearings
     
    Using a drift punch, remove the inner and outer bearing race
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Pack the new bearings with grease.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Inner bearing and race and a new oil seal
     
    Outer bearing and race and secure the dust cover with four screws
     
    Apply grease to the new bearings and the lip of the oil seal
     
    Hub assembly in the steering knuckle
     
    Screw the locknut against the hub assembly until there is 10 inch lbs. (1.3 Nm) of preload on the hub
     
    Brake rotor and retaining screws
     
    Attach a run-out gauge to check the rotor run-out. The run-out should not exceed 0.004 inch (0.10mm)
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Free wheel hub fixed cam key with the locknut groove and push the on the fixed cam assembly
     
    Axle retainer snap ring
     
    Apply a light coat of sealant on the free wheel hub body. Install the body on the hub. Torque the bolts in 2 passes. Tighten the bolts on the first pass to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten the bolts on the second pass to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  

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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Free wheel hub body
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Wheel bearing and using a screw driver, pry out the oil seal
     
    Inner and outer bearings
     
    Using a drift punch, remove the inner and outer bearing race
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Pack the new bearings with grease.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Inner bearing and race and a new oil seal
     
    Outer bearing and race and secure the dust cover with four screws
     
    Apply grease to the new bearings and the lip of the oil seal
     
    Hub assembly in the steering knuckle
     
    Screw the locknut against the hub assembly until there is 10 inch lbs. (1.3 Nm) of preload on the hub
     
    Brake rotor and retaining screws
     
    Attach a run-out gauge to check the rotor run-out. The run-out should not exceed 0.004 inch (0.10mm)
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Free wheel hub fixed cam key with the locknut groove and push the on the fixed cam assembly
     
    Axle retainer snap ring
     
    Apply a light coat of sealant on the free wheel hub body. Install the body on the hub. Torque the bolts in 2 passes. Tighten the bolts on the first pass to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten the bolts on the second pass to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  

 
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