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Kia Sportage: Propeller Shaft Assembly

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Driveshaft and axle / Propeller Shaft Assembly

Propeller Shaft

Components and Components Location

 Components

  1. Front propeller shaft
  2. Center bearing bracket
  3. Rear propeller shaft

Repair procedures

Replacement

1. After making a match mark on the flange yoke and transaxle companion, remove the propeller shaft mounting bolts.

Tightening torque: 49.0 ~ 68.6N.m (5.0 ~ 7.0kgf.m, 36.1 ~ 50.6lb-ft)

2. Remove the center bearing bracket (A) mounting bolts.

2. Remove the center bearing bracket (A) mounting bolts.

Tightening torque: 49.0 ~ 68.6N.m (5.0 ~ 7.0kgfm, 36.1 ~ 50.6lb-ft)

3. After making a match mark on the flange yoke and transaxle companion,

3. After making a match mark on the flange yoke and transaxle companion, remove the propeller shaft mounting bolts.

Tightening torque: 49.0 ~ 68.6N.m (5.0 ~ 7.0kgfm. 36.1 ~ 50.6lb-ft)

CAUTION

CAUTION

Use the hexagonal wrench to prevent damage of bolt head when removing bolts.

4. Install in the reverse order of removal.

 Inspection

CV Joint and boots

1. Shift the transmission lever to Neutral.

2. Raise the vehicle off the ground, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.

3. Check the center bearing for excessive play or rattle and rubber for rent. If the center bearing has excessive play or rattle and rubber has rent, replace the propeller shaft assembly.

4. Check the CV joint boot for damage and deterioration. If the boot is

4. Check the CV joint boot for damage and deterioration. If the boot is damaged or deteriored, replace the propeller shaft assembly.

5. Check the CV joint for excessive play or rattle. If the CV joint has excessive play or rattle, replace the propeller shaft assembly.

Propeller shaft runout

1. Install a dial indicator with its needle on the center of front propeller shaft or rear propeller shaft.

2. Turn the propeller shaft slowly and check the runout. Repeat this procedure for the other propeller shaft.

Front Propeller Shaft Runout: 0.3mm (0.012in.)

Rear Propeller Shaft Runout: 0.3mm (0.012m.)

Rear Propeller Shaft Runout: 0.3mm (0.012m.)

3. If the runout on either propeller shaft exceeds the service limit, replace

3. If the runout on either propeller shaft exceeds the service limit, replace the propeller shaft assembly.

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