Hyundai Santa Fe (TM): Front Hub / Knuckle / Tone Wheel - Driveshaft and axleHyundai Santa Fe (TM): Front Hub / Knuckle / Tone Wheel

Components and components location

Components

1. Front knuckle
2. Dust cover
3. Front hub assembly
4. Front brake disc

Repair procedures

Removal
  
Be careful not to damage the parts located under the vehicle (floor under cover, fuel filter, fuel tank and canister) when raising the vehicle using the lift.
(Refer to General Information - "Lift and Support Points")
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 the front hub.
Tightening torque :
107.9 - 127.5 N.m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf.m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb-ft)
  
Be careful not to damage the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire (A).

3.
Remove the front brake caliper.
(Refer to Brake System - "Front Disc Brake")
4.
Loosen the screw and then remove the front disc (A).
Tightening torque :
4.9 - 5.9 N.m (0.5 - 0.6 kgf.m, 3.6 - 4.3 lb-ft)

5.
Remove the dust cover (A).
Tightening torque :
3.9 - 5.9 N.m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf.m, 2.9 - 4.3 lb-ft)

6.
Remove the wheel speed sensor (A) from the knuckle after loosening the mounting bolt.
Tightening torque :
8.8 - 13.7 N.m (0.9 - 1.4 kgf.m, 6.5 - 10.1 lb-ft)

7.
Remove the split pin and nut (A).
Tightening torque:
98.0 - 117.6 N.m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf.m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb-ft)

8.
Remove the lower arm from the knuckle by using the SST (09568-4R100).
(1)
Install the support bolt (A) from lower arm bolt hole.
(2)
Install the support body (B) from front axle.
(3)
Tighten the bolt (C).

9.
Remove the split pin and nut (A).
Tightening torque:
98.0 - 117.6 N.m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf.m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb-ft)

10.
Remove the tie rod end ball joint (A) using the SST (09568-2J100).

11.
Remove the front strut assembly mounting bolts and nuts (A) from the front axle.
Tightening torque :
 196.1 - 215.7 N.m (20.0 - 22.0 kgf.m,  144.7 - 159.1 lb-ft)

12.
Remove the front knuckle & front hub bearing (A) after loosening the caulking nut.
Tightening torque :
294.2 - 313.8 N.m (30.0 - 32.0 kgf.m, 217.0 - 231.5 lb-ft)

  
The driveshaft lock nut (A) 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.
Caulking depth : 1.5 mm (0.591 in.)

13.
Remove the front hub bearing from the front knuckle after loosening the mounting bolts (A).
Tightening torque:
117.7 - 137.3 N.m (12.0 - 14.0 kgf.m, 86.8 - 101.3  lb-ft)

Inspection
1.
Check the hub for cracks and the splines for wear.
2.
Check the brake disc for scoring and damage.
3.
Check the knuckle for cracks.
4.
Check the bearing for cracks or damage.
Installation
1.
To install, reverse the removal procedures.
2.
Check the alignment.
(Refer to Suspension System - "Alingment")
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