Kia Sportage 1998-02

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



The rear wheel bearings are not adjustable.

The rear wheel bearings are not adjustable.

The rear wheel bearings are not adjustable.

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
     
    Rear wheels
     
    Brake drum
     
    Oil seal retainer flange
     

  4.  


NOTE
The axle shafts are different from side-to-side, mark the to ensure they are returned to the proper side.



Using a slide hammer, remove the axle shaft assembly
 
Using a hydraulic press, remove the bearing collar and bearing from the axle
 
oil seal from the differential
 

To install:



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Rear axle bearing component identification

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Using the appropriate seal driver, install the new axle seal into the differential
     

  2.  


NOTE
The left-hand axle is 25.5 inches (647mm) long, and the right-hand axle is 27.4 inches (697mm) long.



Using a hydraulic press, install the new wheel bearing and retainer collar to the axle shaft
 
Axle shaft into the carrier. Torque the nuts to 75 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
 
Brake drum and rear wheels
 
Negative battery cable
 

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section .
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The axle shafts are different from side-to-side, mark the to ensure they are returned to the proper side.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear wheels
     
    Brake drum
     
    Oil seal retainer flange
     



    Using a slide hammer, remove the axle shaft assembly
     
    Using a hydraulic press, remove the bearing collar and bearing from the axle
     
    oil seal from the differential
     

  4.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Rear axle bearing component identification

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    The left-hand axle is 25.5 inches (647mm) long, and the right-hand axle is 27.4 inches (697mm) long.



    Using the appropriate seal driver, install the new axle seal into the differential
     



    Using a hydraulic press, install the new wheel bearing and retainer collar to the axle shaft
     
    Axle shaft into the carrier. Torque the nuts to 75 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
     
    Brake drum and rear wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The axle shafts are different from side-to-side; mark them to ensure they are returned to the proper side.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear wheels
     
    Brake drum
     
    Oil seal retainer flange
     



    Using a slide hammer, remove the axle shaft assembly
     
    Using a hydraulic press, remove the bearing collar and bearing from the axle
     
    oil seal from the differential
     

  4.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Rear axle bearing component identification

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    The left-hand axle is 25.5 inches (647mm) long, and the right-hand axle is 27.4 inches (697mm) long.



    Using the appropriate seal driver, install the new axle seal into the differential
     



    Using a hydraulic press, install the new wheel bearing and retainer collar to the axle shaft
     
    Axle shaft into the carrier. Torque the nuts to 75 ft. lbs. (100 Nm)
     
    Brake drum and rear wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

 
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