Kia Forte: Front Driveshaft Replacement - Driveshaft Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Kia Forte TD 2014-2018 Service ManualKia Forte: Front Driveshaft Replacement

Second generation YD (2014-2018) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2018 Service Manual / Driveshaft and axle / Driveshaft Assembly / Front Driveshaft Replacement

1.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2.
Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from front hub .

Tightening torque:
88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6 lb-ft)

  
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the rear wheel and tire (A).
3.
Remove the driveshaft coking nut (A).

Tightening torque:
240.3 ~ 269.7 N.m (24.5 ~ 27.5 kgf.m, 177.2 ~ 198.9 lb-ft)

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

4.
Remove the tie rod end ball joint (A) from the knuckle.
(1)
Remove the split pin (C).
(2)
Remove the castle nut (B).
(3)
Use the SST(09568-34000).

Tightening torque:
23.5 ~ 33.3 N.m (2.4 ~ 3.4 kgf.m, 19.4 ~ 24.5 lb-ft)

5.
Remove the lower arm (A) from the knuckle.

Tightening torque:
78.5 ~ 88.3 N.m (8.0 ~ 9.0 kgf.m, 57.9 ~ 65.1 lb-ft)

6.
Using a plastic hammer, disconnect driveshaft (A) from the axle hub (B).

7.
Loosen the inner shaft mounting bolt (A). (T-GDI Engine only)

Tightening torque:
49.0 ~ 63.7N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 47.0lb-ft)

8.
Insert a pry bar (A) between the transaxle case and joint case, and separate the drive shaft (B) from the transaxle case.

9.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
10.
Check the front alignment.
(Refer to Suspension System - "Front Alignment")
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