KIA Niro: Driveshaft and axle

Service Data

Tightening Torques

Tightening Torques

Lubricants

Lubricants

Special Service Tools

Special Service Tools

Tool Name / Number/ Illustration/ Description

Tool Name / Number/ Illustration/ Description

Ball joint puller
09568-34000/ joint/ Remove the ball joint

Puller
09495-33000/ spider assembly/Used for removal of spider assembly
from a drive shaft

Band installer
0K495-C5000/ ear type boot band/Used for installing ear type boot band
(Sharing the tool handle with 0K495- 2W000)

Band installer
0K495-2W000/ hook type boot/Used for installing hook type boot
band (low profile type)
(Sharing the tool handle with 0K495- C5000)

Troubleshooting

Symptom:

Leaning phenomenon of vehicle

Expected cause → Countermeasure

Defect on front suspension and steering. → Adjust or replace

Wheel bearing burning → Replace

Symptom:

Vibration

Expected cause → Countermeasure

Over abrasion, separation, damaged or bended on drive shaft → Replace

Wheel bearing separation → Replace

Symptom:

shimmy

Expected cause → Countermeasure

Inappropriated wheel balance → Adjust or replace

Combination of front suspension and steering → Adjust or replace

Symptom:

Noise

Expected cause → Countermeasure

Over worned out, damaged or bended →  Replace

Noise on connecting part of drive shaft and hub while driving straight, back or curve (Clicking or Creaking noise) →  Adjust hub nut fastening or replace inner washer

Noise from inner side of shaft while driving curve (Repeated tapping noise) → Replace

Friction noise on drive shaft boots (Sticky noise) → Clean and apply fluorine lubricant

Damaged or burnt of drive shaft damper (Booming noise) → Replace damper kit

Hub nut has got loosen → Adjust

Trouble on the front suspension and steering → Adjust or replace

Disk fixing bolt has got loosen → Adjust

Noise on wheel bearing while driving (Whir noise)

→  Replace

Wheel bearing has separation, contacted surface of flange burnt → Replace

Symptom:

Leakage

Expected cause → Countermeasure

Leakage of grease on drive shaft boots (partial parts replacement when inboard side boots has leakage) → Replace

Symptom:

Rust

Expected cause → Countermeasure

corrosion on nonpainting area (Not a problem for functioning) → Explain to customer it is normal

Symptom:

ABS warning lamp
illuminated

Expected cause → Countermeasure

Loosen assembly on wheel bearing sensor and sensor cable → Adjust

Foreign substance on wheel bearing sensor assembly area (connector) → Cleaning

Communication trouble (KDS inspection and trouble code deletion) → Adjust

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 Front Driveshaft

 Front Driveshaft Repair procedures

Component location Inner shaft bearing bracket Drive shaft (RH) Drive shasft (LH) Front Driveshaft Repair procedures Removal Remove the wheel and tire. Tightening torque: 107.9 - 127.5 N*m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf*m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb*ft

 TJ Joint Repair procedures

Removal Warning Drive shaft joints require special grease, so do not add any other type of grease. When replacing the boot band, it must be a new one. Remove the front drive shaft. (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Front Drive

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 Heated steering wheel

Operation Press the button to turn the heated steering wheel ON or OFF.  The heated steering wheel reverts to the OFF position whenever the vehicle is restarted. Operating condition(s) (Kia Niro EV) The vehicle should be i

 Gel pad

Replacement Remove the damaged silicone gel pad completely on the lens plate of rain sensor. Warning The silicone gel must be fully detached from the rain sensor by rubbing it off with the fingers without any tool. The surface

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