Kia Optima: Disassembly - Front Hub / Knuckle. Repair procedures - Front Axle Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Optima: Disassembly

1. Remove the snap ring (A).

2. Remove the hub assembly from the knuckle assembly.
(1) Install the front knuckle assembly (A) on press.
(2) Lay a suitable adapter (B) upon the hub assembly shaft.

3. Remove the hub bearing inner race from the hub assembly.
(1) Install a suitable tool (A) for removing the hub bearing inner race on the hub assembly.
(2) Lay the hub assembly and tool (A) upon a suitable adapter (B).
(3) Lay a suitable adapter (C) upon the hub assembly shaft.
(4) Remove the hub bearing inner race (D) from the hub assembly by using press.

4. Remove the hub bearing outer race from the knuckle assembly.
(1) Lay the hub assembly (A) upon a suitable adapter (B).
(2) Lay a suitable adapter (C) upon the hub bearing outer race.
(3) Remove the hub bearing outer race from the knuckle assembly by using press.

5. Replace hub bearing with a new one.

Inspection
1. Check the hub for cracks and the splines for wear. 2. Check the brake disc for scoring and damage. 3. Check the knuckle for cracks 4. ...

Reassembly
1. Install the hub bearing to the knuckle assembly. (1) Lay the knuckle assembly (A) on press. (2) Lay a new hub bearing upon the k ...

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