Kia Rio: Front Hub / Knuckle Replacement - Front Axle Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Kia Rio UB 2012-2021 Service ManualKia Rio: Front Hub / Knuckle 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 mounting bracket (A) & wheel speed sensor (B) & bracket (C).

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


5.
Remove driveshaft nut (A) from the front hub under 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.
(1)
Remove the split pin (A).
(2)
Remove the castle nut (B).
(3)
Use the SST(09568-34000).

Tightening torque:
23.5 ~ 33.3 N.m (2.4 ~ 3.4 kgf.m, 19.4 ~ 24.5 lb-ft)



7.
Remove the lower arm (A) from the knuckle.

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.
Loosen the strut mounting bolts and then remove the knuckle assembly (A).

Tightening torque:
137.3 ~ 156.9 N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0 kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7 lb-ft)


10.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
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