Kia Sportage 2005-06

Removal & Installation

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Fig. Driveshaft components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. After making a match mark on the rubber coupling and rear differential companion, remove the driveshaft mounting bolts.
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  5. Remove the center bearing bracket mounting bolts.
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  7. After making a match mark on the flange yoke and transaxle companion, remove the driveshaft mounting bolts.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:

    Front flange bolts: 37-44 ft. lbs. (50-60 Nm)
     
    Center bearing bolts: 37-47 ft. lbs. (50-65 Nm)
     
    Rear flange bolts: 74-88 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm)
     

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