Kia Optima: Reassembly - Front Hub / Knuckle. Repair procedures - Front Axle Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Optima: 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 knuckle assembly (A).
(3) Lay a suitable adapter (B) upon the hub bearing.
(4) Install the hub bearing to the knuckle assembly by using press.

- Do not press against the inner race of the hub bearing because that can cause damage to the bearing assembly.
- Always use a new wheel bearing assembly.
2. Install the hub assembly to the knuckle assembly.
(1) Lay the hub assembly (A) upon a suitable adapter .
(2) Lay the knuckle assembly (B) upon the hub assembly (A).
(3) Lay a suitable adapter (C) upon the hub bearing.
(4) Install the hub assembly (A) to the knuckle assembly (B) by using press.

Do not press against the inner race of the hub bearing because that can cause damage to the bearing assembly.
3. Install the snap ring (A).


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. ...

Driveshaft Assembly
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