Tucson 2006-2008

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the rear wheel and tire (A) from rear hub (B).
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the hub bolts (C) when removing the rear wheel and tire (A).



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    Fig. Rear tire and hub diagram

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  7. Remove the caliper mounting bolts (A), and hang the caliper assembly (B) to one side.
    NOTE
    To prevent damage to the caliper assembly or brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper from the undercarriage.



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    Fig. Rear caliper view

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  9. Remove the wheel speed sensor (B) from the axle carrier (A).

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    Fig. Rear wheel sensor view

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  11. Loosen the brake disc mounting screw (A), and then remove the brake disc (C) from the hub (B).

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    Fig. Rear brake disc view

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  13. Using a slotted screwdriver, remove the hub cap (A).

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    Fig. Removing the hub cap

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  15. Remove the hub bearing flange nut (A).
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  17. Using a slotted screwdriver, spread out the groove (B) on the flange nut (A).
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  19. Loosen the hub bearing flange nut (A).

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    Fig. Hub bearing flange nut location

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  21. Remove the rear hub washer (A) and rear hub assembly (B).
    CAUTION
    Be careful not to disassemble the rear hub assembly.


    WARNING
    Care must be taken not to scratch or damage the teeth of the rotor. The rotor must never be dropped. If the teeth of the rotor are chipped or deformed in any way, wheel rotation speed will not be detected accurately and the system will react abnormally.



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    Fig. Rear hub assembly location



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    Fig. Removed rear hub assembly

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  23. Loosen the rear dust cover mounting bolts (A) and then remove the rear parking brake assembly (B).

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    Fig. Rear dust cover diagram

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  25. Remove the rear axle carrier (A).
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  27. Remove the trailing arm mounting bolt (B).
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  29. Remove the suspension arm mounting nut (C).
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  31. Remove the strut mounting nuts (D).

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    Fig. Rear strut mounting

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To install:

  1. Before installation, check the following:
    1. The hub for cracks and the splines for wear.
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    3. The brake disc for scoring and damage.
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    5. The rear axle carrier for cracks
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    7. The bearing for cracks or damage.
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    9. Replace the hub as an assembly if problems are found.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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