Kia Sportage 1998-02

Removal, Packing & Installation

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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Wheel assembly
     
    Free wheel hub and bearing
     
    Upper tie rod end from the steering knuckle
     
    Lower control arm from the steering knuckle
     
    Steering knuckle
     
    Inner oil seal
     
    Spindle bearing

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    Fig. Remove the spindle bearing from the steering knuckle

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Spindle bearing using Bearing Installer tool K95B-5011-A
     
    New oil seal and apply grease to the bearing and seal lip
     
    Halfshaft end
     
    Steering knuckle to the halfshaft with the upper and lower ball joints in the mounting holes
     
    Lower control arm. Torque the lock nut to 110 ft. lbs. (148 Nm) and install a cotter pin
     
    Tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Torque the nut to 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm) and install a cotter pin
     
    Upper control arm. Torque the lock bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
     
    Free wheel hub and bearing assembly
     
    Front wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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