Hyundai Santa Fe (TM): Rear Axle Assembly - Driveshaft and axleHyundai Santa Fe (TM): Rear Axle Assembly

Components and components location

Components

1. Rear brake disc
2. Rear hub assembly
3. Dust cover
4. Rear carrier assembly

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 rear wheel and tire (A) from rear 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 rear wheel and tire (A).

3.
Remove the rear brake caliper.
(Refer to Brake System - "Rear Disc Brake")
4.
Loosen the screw and then removing the rear brake disc (A).
Tightening torque :
4.9 - 5.8 N.m (0.5 - 0.6 kgf.m, 3.6 - 4.3 lb-ft)

5.
Loosen the driveshaft caulking nut (A) from the rear hub.
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.)

6.
Remove the rear hub assembly and dust cover (A) after loosening the mounting bolts.
Tightening torque :
88.3 - 107.9 N.m (9.0 - 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 - 79.6 lb-ft)

7.
Remove the rear wheel speed sensor (A) 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)

8.
Remove the rear upper arm from the rear carrier after loosening the bolt and nut (A).
Tightening torque :
156.9 - 176.5 N.m (16.0 - 18.0 kgf.m, 115.7 - 130.2 lb-ft)

9.
Remove the trailing arm from the rear carrier after loosening the mounting nuts (A).
Tightening torque :
98.0 - 117.6 N.m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf.m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb-ft)

10.
Remove the rear assist arm from the rear carrier after loosening the bolt and nut (A).
Tightening torque :
137.2 - 156.9 N.m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf.m,  101.2 - 115.7 lb-ft)

11.
Remove the rear lower arm from the rear carrier after loosening the bolt and nut (A).
Tightening torque :
156.9 - 176.5 N.m (16.0 - 18.0 kgf.m, 115.7 - 130.2 lb-ft)

12.
Remove the rear carrier (A).

Inspection
1.
Check the hub for cracks and the splines for wear.
2.
Check the rear axle carrier for cracks.
3.
Replace only the sensor cap when the warning light turns on due to a defective sensor cap of the hub bearing.
(Refer to Brake System - "Rear Wheel Speed Sensor")
Installation
1.
To install, reverse the removal procedures.
2.
Check the alignment.
(Refer to Suspension System - "Alingment")
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