Hyundai Santa Fe: Front Driveshaft. Repair procedures - Driveshaft Assembly - Driveshaft and axleHyundai Santa Fe: Front Driveshaft. Repair procedures

Removal

1.
Remove the front wheel and tire (A) 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 (A).

2.
Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts, and then place the brake caliper assembly (B) with wire.

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

3.
Remove the coking nut (A).

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

The front hub coking nut should be replaced with new ones.
After installation coking nut (A), stake the coking nut using a chisel and hammer as shown in the illustration below.

4.
Remove the brake hose (A) and wheel speed sensor (B).

Tightening torque:
6.8 ~ 10.8N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 7.9lb-ft)

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

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

6.
Disconnect the ball joint(A) from knuckle using the special tool (09568-4A000).

7.
Remove the lower arm (A) mounting bolt and nut from the knuckle.

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

8.
Using a plastic hammer (A), disconnect driveshaft (C) from the axle hub (B).

9.
Remove the RH side cover (A).

Tightening torque:
7.8 ~ 11.8N.m (0.8 ~ 1.2kgf.m, 5.8 ~ 8.7lb-ft)

10.
Remove the mounting bolts (A,B) of Upper roll rod bracket (C).

Tightening torque:
(A) 107.9 ~ 125.5N.m (11.0 ~ 13.0kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 94.0lb-ft)
(B) 49.0 ~ 63.7N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 47.0lb-ft)

Do not reuse bolts.

11.
Loosen the inner shaft mounting bolts and then disconnect the inner shaft (A).

Tightening torque:
49.0 ~ 68.6N.m (5.0 ~ 7.0kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 50.6lb-ft)

By the shape and the engine bracket bolts are mounted differently.

12.
Insert a pry bar (A) between the transaxle case and joint case, and separate the drive shaft (B) from the transaxle case.

13.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
Use a pry bar being careful not to damage the transaxle and joint.
Do not insert the pry bar too deep, as this may cause damage to the oil seal.
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.
Plug the hole of the transaxle case with the oil seal cap to prevent contamination.
Support the driveshaft properly.
Replace the retainer ring whenever the driveshaft is removed from the transaxle case.
14.
Check the front alignment.

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