Santa Fe, Vera Cruz 2006-2008

With Automatic Transaxle

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CV-Boots Inspection



  1. Check the Double Offset Joint (DOJ) outer race, inner race, cage and balls for rust or damage.
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  3. Check splines for wear.
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  5. Check for tears, water, foreign matter, or rust in the Birfield Joint (BJ) boot.
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  7. Check the DOJ boot for tears, cuts or holes.
    CAUTION
    When the Birfield Joint assembly is to be reused, do not wipe away the grease. Check that there are no foreign substances in the grease. If necessary, clean the Birfield Joint assembly and replace grease.

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Removal & Installation



Front

Specific to:

Hyundai Santa Fe 2006-2008

Hyundai Veracruz 2007-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Aluminum wheel cover
     
    Split pin and halfshaft nut
     
    Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) from the bracket, if equipped
     
    Brake hose from the bracket
     
    Knuckle from the strut by removing the flange bolts
     
    Halfshaft from the hub by tapping the end with a plastic mallet
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a pry bar.
     

  6.  
  7. Insert a plug in the transaxle opening.
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To install:


NOTE
Use new circlips, split pins, and self-locking nuts for assembly.

  1. Remove the plug from the transaxle opening.
  2.  
  3. Coat the halfshaft splines and sliding surfaces with gear oil.
  4.  
  5. Make sure the gap of the circlip is facing downwards.
  6.  
  7. Install the inner CV-joint to the transaxle until the circlip locks in the retaining groove. Pull on the shaft by hand to make sure it is properly engaged.
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  9. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into the hub
     
    Knuckle to the strut
     
    Flange bolts and tighten to 74-88 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm)
     
    Halfshaft nut and tighten to 146-190 ft. lbs. (200-260 Nm)
     
    New split pin
     
    Brake hose to the bracket
     
    WSS to the bracket, if equipped
     
    Aluminum wheel cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  11. Fill the transaxle to the correct level and check for leaks.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the halfshaft mounting and related components

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Rear

Specific to:

Hyundai Santa Fe 2006-2008

Hyundai Veracruz 2007-2008

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

    Rear wheel
     
    Split pin and nut
     
    Spare tire and support the hanger of the main muffler to avoid interfering with the carrier during right hand shaft removal
     

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  5. Matchmark the propeller rubber coupling and differential flange, then remove the bolts and nuts.
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  7. Support the differential carrier with a jack and remove the differential carrier mounting nuts and bolts.

    Shaft from the carrier by inserting a prybar between the carrier and the shaft
     
    Differential carrier to the rear after lowering the jack
     
    Shaft from the axle hub using a plastic mallet
     
    Shaft from the vehicle
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shaft into the axle hub
     
    Differential carrier to the rear using a jack
     
    Shaft to the carrier
     
    Differential carrier mounting nuts and bolts. Tighten the carrier nuts and bolts to 51-58 ft. lbs. (70-80 Nm) and the carrier rear bracket bolt to 58-73 ft. lbs. (80-100 Nm)
     
    Propeller shaft
     
    Spare tire and support for the main muffler hanger
     
    New shaft nut and tighten to 146-253 ft. lbs. (200-260 Nm)
     
    New split pin
     
    Rear wheel
     

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