Kia Rio: Front Driveshaft Replacement - Driveshaft Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Kia Rio UB 2012-2019 Service ManualKia Rio: 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:
88.2 ~ 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).
3.
Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts, and then hold the brake caliper assembly (B) with wire.

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


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


5.
Remove driveshaft nut (A) from the front hub after applying the brake.

Tightening torque:
196.1 ~ 274.5 N.m (20.0 ~ 28.0 kgf.m, 144.6 ~ 202.5 lb-ft)



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


6.
Remove the tie rod end ball joint from the knuckle by using the SST(09568-34000).
(1)
Remove the split pin (A).
(2)
Remove the castle nut (B).
(3)
Use the SST(09568-34000).



7.
Remove the lower arm (A) from the knuckle.
(1)
Loosen the nut.
(2)
Use the SST (09568-34000)

Tightening torque:
196.1 ~ 274.5 N.m (6.0 ~ 7.2 kgf.m, 144.6 ~ 202.5 lb-ft)


8.
Disconnect the driveshaft (A) from the front hub assembly.


9.
Insert a pry bar (A) between the transaxle case and joint case, and separate the drive shaft (B) from the transaxle case.


10.
Install in the reverse order of removal.

     
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Use a pry bar (A) being careful not to damage the transaxle and joint.
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Do not insert the pry bar (A) too deep, as this may cause damage to the oil seal.
Х
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.
Х
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.
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