Kia Optima: Inspection - Front Driveshaft. Repair procedures - Driveshaft Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2023 Service ManualKia Optima: Inspection

1. Check the driveshaft boots for damage and deterioration.
2. Check the driveshaft spline for wear or damage.
3. Check that there is no water or foreign material in the joint.
4. Check the spider assembly for roller rotation, wear or corrosion.
5. Check the groove inside the joint case for wear or corrosion.
6. Check the dynamic damper for damage or cracks.

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. ...

Disassembly
Х Do not disassemble the BJ assembly. Х Special grease must be applied to the d ...

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Removal
1. Turn the ignition switch OFF and disconnect the battery negative (-) cable. 2. Disconnect the crankshaft position sensor connector (A). ...

All season tires
Kia specifies all season tires on some models to provide good performance for use all year round, including snowy and icy road conditions. All season tires are identified by ALL SEASON and/o ...

Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve Repair procedures
Removal 1. Disconnect the vapor hose (A). 2. Remove the PCV valve (B). Inspection 1. Insert a thin stick (A) into the PCV valve (B) from the threaded side to check that the plunger move ...

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