Kia Carens: Front Axle Assembly / Front Hub / Knuckle / Repair procedures

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Service Manual / Driveshaft and axle / Front Axle Assembly / Front Hub / Knuckle / Repair procedures

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:
88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6 lb-ft)

  
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the rear wheel and tire (A).
3.
Remove the brake hose mounting bracket bolt (A).

4.
Loosen the guide rod bolt (B) and pivot the caliper (A) up out of the way.
Tightening torque:
21.6 ~ 31.4 N.m (2.2 ~ 3.2 kgf.m, 15.9 ~ 23.1 lb-ft)

5.
Remove the pad shim (D), pad retainers (C) and brake pads (B) in the caliper carrier (A).

6.
Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts (A), and then place 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)

7.
Loosen the coking nut (A) and screw (B) then remove the front brake disc (C).
Tightening torque:
(A) 240.3 ~ 269.7 N.m (24.5 ~ 27.5 kgf.m, 177.2 ~ 198.9 lb-ft)
(B) 6.9 ~ 9.8 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.1 ~7.2 lb-ft)

8.
Remove the tie rod end ball joint (A) from the knuckle.
(1)
Remove the split pin (B).
(2)
Remove the castle nut (C).
(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)

9.
Loosen the mount bolt and then remove the wheel speed sensor (A) from knuckle.
Tightening torque:
6.8 ~ 10.7 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.0 ~ 7.9 lb-ft)

10.
Remove the lower arm (A) from the knuckle.
Tightening torque:
98.1 ~ 117.7 N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0 kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8 lb-ft)

11.
Disconnect the driveshaft (A) from the front hub assembly.

12.
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)

Disassembly
1.
Remove the snap ring (A).

2.
Remove the hub assembly from the knuckle assembly.
(1)
Install the front knuckle assembly (A) on press.
(2)
Lay a suitable adapter (B) upon the hub assembly shaft.

3.
Remove the hub bearing inner race from the hub assembly.
(1)
Install a suitable tool (A) for removing the hub bearing inner race on the hub assembly.
(2)
Lay the hub assembly and tool (A) upon a suitable adapter (B).
(3)
Lay a suitable adapter (C) upon the hub assembly shaft.
(4)
Remove the hub bearing inner race (D) from the hub assembly by using press.

4.
Remove the hub bearing outer race from the knuckle assembly.
(1)
Lay the hub assembly (A) upon a suitable adapter (B).
(2)
Lay a suitable adapter (C) upon the hub bearing outer race.
(3)
Remove the hub bearing outer race from the knuckle assembly by using press.

5.
Replace hub bearing with a new one.
Reassembly
1.
Install the hub bearing to the knuckle assembly.
(1)
Lay the knuckle assembly (A) on press.
(2)
Lay a new hub bearing upon the knuckle assembly (A).
(3)
Lay a suitable adapter (B) upon the hub bearing.
(4)
Install the hub bearing to the knuckle assembly by using press.

  
Do not press against the inner race of the hub bearing because that can cause damage to the bearing assembly.
Always use a new wheel bearing assembly.
2.
Install the hub assembly to the knuckle assembly.
(1)
Lay the hub assembly (A) upon a suitable adapter .
(2)
Lay the knuckle assembly (B) upon the hub assembly (A).
(3)
Lay a suitable adapter (C) upon the hub bearing.
(4)
Install the hub assembly (A) to the knuckle assembly (B) by using press.

  
Do not press against the inner race of the hub bearing because that can cause damage to the bearing assembly.
3.
Install the snap ring (A).

Inspection
1.
Check the hub for cracks and the splines for wear.
2.
Check the brake disc for scoring and damage.
3.
Check the knuckle for cracks.
4.
Check the bearing for cracks or damage.
Installation
1.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Use a SST (09581-11000) when installing the brake caliper assembly.
(Refer to Brake System - "Front Disc Brake")
2.
Check the front alignment.
(Refer to Suspension System - "Front Alignment")
Components and components location
Components 1. Brake disc 2. Wheel hub assembly 3. Hub bolt 4. Dust cover 5. Knuckle 6. Hub bearing 7. Snap ring ...

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