Kia Soul: Front Driveshaft Replacement - Driveshaft Assembly - Driveshaft and axleKia Soul: Front Driveshaft Replacement

Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Service Manual / Driveshaft and axle / Driveshaft Assembly / 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:
88.3 ~ 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 front wheel and tire (A).
3.
Remove the driveshaft coking nut (A).

Tightening torque:
240.3 ~ 269.7 N.m (24.5 ~ 27.5 kgf.m, 177.2 ~ 198.9 lb-ft)

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

4.
Remove the tie rod end ball joint (C) 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).

Tightening torque:
23.5 ~ 33.3N.m (2.4 ~ 3.4kgf.m, 19.4 ~ 24.6lb-ft)

  
When using SST, be sure not to damage the dust cover of lower arm ball joint.
Keep SST tied to the car because there is a risk of injury by dropping the SST during removing the lower arm ball joint.
The peripheral parts may be damaged when removing the lower arm ball joint with a general tool such as lever, so be sure to use SST.
5.
Remove the lower arm (A) from the knuckle.

Tightening torque:
58.8 ~ 70.6 N.m (6.0 ~ 7.2 kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 52.1 lb-ft)

6.
Using a plastic hammer, disconnect driveshaft (A) from the axle hub (B).

7.
Insert a pry bar (A) between the transaxle case and joint case, and separate the drive shaft (B) from the transaxle case.

8.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
9.
Check the front alignment.
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