Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear Driveshaft. Repair procedures - Rear Driveshaft Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Hyundai Santa Fe DM 2013-2018 Service ManualHyundai Santa Fe: Rear Driveshaft. Repair procedures

Removal

1.
Remove the rear wheel and tire (A) from rear 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 coking nut (A).

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

3.
Remove the rear shock absorber.
4.
Remove the parking brake cable.
5.
Remove the rear upper arm (A) after loosen the bolt (B).

Tightening torque
2WD :
137.2 ~ 156.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.2 ~ 115.7lb-ft)
4WD :
98.0 ~ 117.6N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.7lb-ft)

[2WD]

[4WD]

6.
Remove the rear lower arm (B), spring (C) as loosening bolt (A) after supporting rear lower arm (B) with jack.

Tightening torque:
137.2 ~ 156.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.2 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

Certainly install Jack as being danger because of the tension.

7.
Remove the rear assist arm (C), trailing arm (D) as loosening bolt (A), nut (B).

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

8.
Separate the end (B) of rear driveshaft on rear axle assembly (A).
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To prevent damage to the drive shaft.
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Check for damage after the completion of work.
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Remove the drive shaft is not possible to prevent damage to the work.

9.
Insert a pry bar (A) between the differential case (B) and joint case (C), and separate the driveshaft (D) from the differential case.
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Use a pry bar being careful not to damage the transaxle and joint.
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Do not insert the pry bar too deep, as this may cause damage to the oil seal.
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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.
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Plug the hole of the transaxle case with the oil seal cap to prevent contamination.
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Support the driveshaft properly.
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Replace the retainer ring whenever the driveshaft is removed from the transaxle case.

10.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
11.
Check the rear alignment.

Inspection

1.
Check the driveshaft boots for damage and deterioration.
2.
Check the ball joint for wear and damage.
3.
Check the splines for wear and damage.

4.
Check the driveshaft for cracks and wears.
5.
Check the TJ outer race, inner race, cage and balls for rust or damage.
6.
Check for water, foreign matter, or rust in the BJ boot.
When the BJ assembly (A) is to be reused, do not wipe away the grease.
Check that there are no foreign substances in the grease. If necessary, clean the BJ assembly (A) and replace grease.


Disassembly

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Do not disassemble the BJ assembly.
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Special grease must be applied to the driveshaft joint. Do not substitute with another type of grease.
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The boot band should be replaced with a new one.
1.
Remove the TJ boot bands and pull the TJ boot from the TJ outer race.
(1)
Using a pliers or flat-tipped (-) screwdriver, remove the LH boot band and LH TJ boot band from the driveshaft.
(2)
Remove RH boot band and RH TJ boot band in the same way of LH removal procedure.
Be careful not to damage the boot.
2.
Pull out the driveshaft from the TJ outer race.
3.
Remove the snap ring (A) and take out the inner race(B), cage(C) and balls(D) as an assembly.

4.
Clean the inner race, cage and balls without disassembling.
5.
Remove the BJ boot bands and pull out the TJ boot and BJ boot.
If the boot (A) is to be reused, wrap tape(B) around the driveshaft splines(C) to protect the boot (A).


Reassembly

1.
Wrap tape around the driveshaft splines (TJ side ) to prevent damage to the boots.
2.
Apply grease to the driveshaft and install the boots.
3.
Apply the specified grease to the inner race (A) and cage (B). Install the cage (B) so that it is offset on the race as shown.
Use the grease included in the repair kit.

4.
Apply the specified grease to the cage and fit the balls into the cage.
5.
Position the chamfered side (A) as shown in the illustration. Install the inner race on the driveshaft(B), and then the snap ring.

6.
Apply the specified grease to the outer race and install the BJ outer race onto the driveshaft.
7.
Apply the specified grease into the TJ boot and install the boot with a clip.
8.
Tighten the TJ boot bands.
9.
Add the specified grease to the BJ as much as wiped away at inspection.
10.
Install the boots.
11.
Tighten the BJ boot bands.
12.
To control the air in the TJ boot, keep the specified distance between the boot bands when they are tightened.
Distance (mm)
LH
RH
ALL
716.5mm(28.2086 in.)
697.4mm(27.4566 in.)


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