Kia Optima: Disassembly - Front Driveshaft. Repair procedures - Driveshaft Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2024 Service ManualKia Optima: Disassembly

Х Do not disassemble the BJ assembly.
Х Special grease must be applied to the driveshaft joint. Do not substitute with another type of grease.
Х The boot band should be replaced with a new one.
1. Remove the circlip (B) from the driveshaft spline (A).

2. Remove both boot bands from the transaxle side joint(TJ) case.

3. Pull out the boot from transaxle side joint case (B).
4. While dividing joint(TJ) boot (A) of the transaxle side, wipe the grease in TJ case (B) and collect them respectively.

Make alignment marks (D) on spider roller assembly (A), joint case (B), and shaft spline (C) to aid reassembly.

5. Remove the snap ring (A) from the shaft.

6. Remove the spider assembly (B) from the driveshaft.

7. Clean the spider assembly.
8. Remove the boot (A) of the transaxle side joint(TJ).
For reusing the boot (A), wrap tape (B) around the driveshaft splines (C) to protect the boot (A).

9. Using a plier or flat-tipped (-) screwdriver, remove the both side of clamp (B) of the dynamic damper (A).

10. Fix the driveshaft (A) with a vice (B) as illustrated.

11. Apply soap powder on the shaft to prevent being damaged between the shaft spline and the dynamic damper when the dynamic damper is removed.
12. Saperate the dynamic damper (A) from the shaft (B) carefully.

13. Using a plier or flat-tipped (-) screwdriver, remove the BJ boot band on the side of wheel.

14. Pull out the joint (BJ) on the side of wheel into transaxle direction.
Be careful not to damage the boot.

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1. Wrap tape around the driveshaft spline(TJ) to prevent damage to the boots. 2. Apply grease to the joint boot on the side of the wheel and install the boot. ...

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