Kia Optima: Replacement - Front Driveshaft. Repair procedures - Driveshaft Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Optima: Replacement

1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.

Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.

2. Remove wheel nuts, front wheel and tire from front hub.

Tightening torque:

88.2 ~ 107.8 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.0 ~ 79.5 lb-ft)


Be careful not to damage to the wheel nuts when removing the front wheel and tire.
3. Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts , and then hold the brake caliper assembly (A) with wire.

Tightening torque:

78.4 ~ 98.0 N.m (8.0 ~ 10.0 kgf.m, 57.8 ~ 72.3 lb-ft)


4. Remove driveshaft nut (A) from the front hub when applying the brake.

Tightening torque:

215.7 ~ 254.9 N.m (22.0 ~ 26.0 kgf.m, 159.1 ~ 188.0 lb-ft)


After installation lock nut, stake the lock nut using a chisel and hammer as shown in the illustration below.

5. Remove the tie rod end ball joint (A) from the knuckle.
(1) Remove the split pin (C).
(2) Remove the castle nut (B).

Tightening torque:

34.3 ~ 44.0 N.m (3.5 ~ 3.4 kgf.m, 25.3 ~ 32.5 lb-ft)


6. Loosen the mount bolt and then remove the wheel speed sensor (A) from knuckle.

Tightening torque:

6.8 ~ 10.7 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.0 ~ 7.9 lb-ft)


7. Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the knuckle from the strut assembly (A).

Tightening torque:

156.9 ~ 176.5N.m (16.0 ~ 18.0kgf.m, 115.7 ~ 130.2lb-ft)


8. Disconnect the driveshaft (A) from the front hub assembly.

9. Insert a pry bar between the transaxle case and joint case, and separate the driveshaft (A) from the transaxle case.

Х Use a pry bar (A) being careful not to damage the transaxle and joint.
Х Do not insert the pry bar (A) too deep, as this may cause damage to the oil seal.
Х Do not pull the driveshaft by excessive force it may cause components inside the joint kit to dislodge resulting in a torn boot or a damaged bearing.
Х Plug the hole of the transaxle case with the oil seal cap to prevent contamination.
Х Support the driveshaft properly.
Х Replace the retainer ring whenever the driveshaft is removed from the transaxle case.
10. Install in the reverse order of removal.
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1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.

Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.

2. Remove the front wheel and tire from front hub.

Tightening torque:

88.2 ~ 107.8 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.0 ~ 79.5 lb-ft)


Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire.
3. Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts , and then place the brake caliper assembly (A) with wire.

Tightening torque:

78.4 ~ 98.0 N.m (8.0 ~ 10.0 kgf.m, 57.8 ~ 72.3 lb-ft)


4. Remove the tie rod end ball joint (A) from the knuckle.
(1) Remove the split pin (B).
(2) Remove the castle nut (C).

Tightening torque:

34.3 ~ 44.1 N.m (3.5 ~ 4.5 kgf.m, 25.3 ~ 32.5 lb-ft)


5. Loosen the mount bolt and then remove the wheel speed sensor (B) from knuckle (A).

Tightening torque:

6.8 ~ 10.7 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.0 ~ 7.9 lb-ft)


6. Remove driveshaft coking nut (A) from the front hub under applying the break.

Tightening torque:

196.1 ~ 254.9 N.m (20.0 ~ 26.0 kgf.m, 144.6 ~ 188.0 lb-ft)


Х The rear hub lock nut should be replaced with new ones.
Х After installation lock nut, stake the lock nut using a chisel and hammer as shown in the illustration below.

7. Remove the strut assembly (A) from the knuckle.

Tightening torque:

98.0 ~ 117.6 N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0 kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.7 lb-ft)


8. Disconnect the driveshaft (A) from the front hub assembly.

9. Remove the driveshaft cover (A).

10. Loosen the mounting bolts and then remove the inner shaft (A) & driveshaft assembly (B).

11. Disconnect the driveshaft (A) from inner shaft (B).

12. Install in the reverse order of removal.
Х Use a pry bar (A) being careful not to damage the transaxle and joint.
Х Do not insert the pry bar (A) too deep, as this may cause damage to the oil seal.
Х Do not pull the driveshaft by excessive force it may cause components inside the joint kit to dislodge resulting in a torn boot or a damaged bearing.
Х Plug the hole of the transaxle case with the oil seal cap to prevent contamination.
Х Support the driveshaft properly.
Х Replace the retainer ring whenever the driveshaft is removed from the transaxle case.


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