Kia Sportage 2005-06

Halfshaft

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Rear halfshaft components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
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  5. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
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  7. Remove the rear wheel and tire from rear hub.
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  9. Remove the wheel speed sensor from the axle carrier.
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  11. Remove the split pin (A), then remove castle nut (B) and washer (C) from the rear hub under applying the brake.

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    Fig. Rear hub nut removal

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  13. Remove the trailing arm mounting bolt (B) from the knuckle (A).

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    Fig. Trailing and suspension arms removal

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  15. Remove the suspension arm mounting nuts (C).
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  17. Push the axle hub outward and separate the halfshaft from the axle hub.
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  19. Insert a pry bar (A) between the differential case (B) and joint case (C), and separate the halfshaft (D) from the differential case.
    NOTE
    Use a pry bar (A) being careful not to damage the transaxle and joint. Do not insert the pry bar (A) too deep, as this may cause damage to the oil seal (max. depth: 7 mm (0.28in). Do not pull the halfshaft by excessive force because it may cause components inside the BJ or TJ joint kit to dislodge resulting in a torn boot or a damaged bearing. Plug the hole of the transaxle case with the oil seal cap to prevent contamination. Support the halfshaft properly. 



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    Fig. Separating the rear halfshaft from the differential case

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  21. Replace the retainer ring whenever the halfshaft is removed from the transaxle case. 
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To install:

  1. Apply gear oil on the halfshaft differential case contacting surface and halfshaft splines.
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  3. Before installing the halfshaft, set the opening side of the circlip facing downward. After installation, check that the halfshaft cannot be removed by hand.
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  5. Install the BJ into the knuckle.
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  7. Install the suspension arm mounting nuts and trailing arm mounting bolt from the knuckle. Tighten to:

    Suspension arm mounting nuts (C): 104-118 ft. lbs. (140-160 Nm).
     
    Trailing arm mounting bolt (B): 74-88 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm). 
     

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  9. Install the washer, castle nut and split pin from the rear hub. Tighten to 147-206 ft. lbs. (200-280 Nm).
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  11. Install the wheel speed sensor on the knuckle.
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  13. Install the rear wheel and tire on the rear hub. Tighten to 66-81 ft. lbs. (90-110 Nm).
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