KIA Niro: Driveshaft Assembly

Removal

The type can replace the wheel side joint boot

  1. Remove the front driveshaft.

    (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Front driveshaft")

  2. Remove the transaxle side joint.

    (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Joint Assembly(Transaxle side)")

  3. Remove the dynamic damper. (If equipped) (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Dynamic Damper")
  4. Remove the wheel side joint small diameter (A) and large diameter (B) boot band using driver (-).

  1. Remove the wheel side joint boot (A).

Warning

Warning

  • Do not remove the wheel side joint housing (A).
  • Reinstall the wheel side joint housing (A) may cause leakage, so replace it with the shaft (B) as an assembly.

The type can not replace the wheel side joint boot

  1. Remove the front driveshaft.

    (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Front driveshaft")

  2. Remove the transaxle side joint.

    (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Joint Assembly(Transaxle side)")

  3. Remove the dynamic damper. (if equipped) (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Dynamic Damper")
  4. Replace the wheel side joint assembly (A) and shaft (B).

Warning

Warning

The wheel side joint boot can not be replaced, so replace the wheel side joint assembly (A) and shaft (B) together as an assembly.

Inspection

  1. Check the boot for water or foreign objects.
  2. Replace any defective parts.

Installation

The type can replace the wheel side joint boot

Warning

  • When assembling, be careful not to let dust and foreign substances enter.
  • Driveshaft joints require special grease, so do not add any other type of grease.
  • Boot bands must use the new one.
  1. Install the new boot (A) in the direction of the arrow.

  1. Apply the grease specified inside the boot.

Warning

Warning

  • Use the grease provided with the joint/boot kit.
  • Apply about 50 - 60% grease inside the boot.
  • Driveshaft joints require special grease, so do not add any other type of grease.
  1. Install the wheel side boot (A) into the housing (B).

  1. Install the large diameter boot band using SST (0K495-C5000).

Clearance (A) : 2.0 mm or less.

  1. Install the small diameter boot band using SST (0K495-C5000).

Clearance (A) : 2.0 mm or less.

Warning

Warning

When installing the boot band, align the fastened direction with the wheel side joint large diameter boot band.

  1. Install the dynamic damper . (If equipped) (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Dynamic Damper")
  2. Install the transaxle side joint.

    (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Joint Assembly(Transaxle side)")

  3. Install the front drive shaft.

    (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Front Driveshaft")

The type can not replace the wheel side joint boot

Warning

  • When assembling, be careful not to let dust and foreign substances enter.
  • Driveshaft joints require special grease, so do not add any other type of grease.
  • Boot bands must use the new one.
  1. Replace the wheel side joint assembly (A) and shaft (B).

Warning

Warning

The wheel side joint boot can not be replaced, so replace the wheel side joint assembly (A) and shaft (B) together as an assembly.

  1. Install the Dynamic damper. (If equipped) (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Dynamic Damper")
  2. Install the transaxle side joint.

    (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Joint Assembly(Transaxle side)")

  3. Install the front drive shaft.

    (Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - "Front Driveshaft")

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