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Kia Sportage: Transfer Assembly

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / 4 Wheel Drive (4WD) System / Transfer Assembly

Front Wheel Transfer Assembly

Components and Components Location

 Components Location

  1. Automatic transaxle
  2. Transfer assembly
  3. Propeller shaft
  4. Coupling assembly
  5. Differential assembly

Repair procedures

 Inspection

Transfer Oil Inspection

Transfer oil should be inspected and refilled every 30 months or 37,500 miles.

Transfer Oil Replacement

1. Transfer oil is not replaced in normal condition. But it should be replaced every 75.000 miles in severe driving conditions.

NOTE

Severe driving conditions

  1. Driving in dusty, rough roads
  2. Driving in mountains areas
  3. Driving for patrol car, taxi, commercial car or vehicle towing
  4. Driving over 170Km/h

CAUTION

Transfer oil should be replaced if the transfer assembly is fall into the water.

Tightening torque

Tightening torque

Oil drain plug (A): 39.2 ~ 58.8N.m (4.0~6.0kgf.m, 28.9~43.4lb-ft)

Filler plug (B): 39.2 ~ 58.8N.m (4.0~6.0kgf.m, 28.9~43.4lb-ft

Removal

1. Lift up the vehicle.

2. Remove the propeller shaft bolts. (A-4ea)

Tightening torque: 49.0~68.6N.m (5.0~7.0kgf.m, 36.2~50.6lb-ft)

3. Remove the right driveshaft (passenger side) from the transfer case.

3. Remove the right driveshaft (passenger side) from the transfer case. (Refer to "Drive shaft" in DS group).

4. Remove the roll rod bracket (C) after removing bolt (A, B).

Tightening torque:

(B) 49.0~63.7N.m (5.0~6.5kgf.m, 36.2~47.0lb-ft)

(D) 107.9~127.5N.m (11~13kgf.m, 79.6~94.1lb-ft)

5. Remove the sub frame. ("Front suspension system" in SS group)

5. Remove the sub frame. ("Front suspension system" in SS group)

6. Remove the transfer case up and down mounting bolt (A-4ea, B-1ea).

Tightening torque: (A, B) 60.8~65.7N.m (6.2~6.7kgf.m, 44.8~48.5lb-ft)

7. Remove the transfer case (C) with the lever after supporting the transfer

7. Remove the transfer case (C) with the lever after supporting the transfer case with a jack.

Installation

1. Installation is the reverse of removal.

NOTE

1. Be careful not to damage the О-ring (A). If the О-ring is damaged, replace with a new one.

2. Smear and cover splines (B) with molybdenum type high pressure grease.

TECHLUBE MEGAMAX - ALPHA OR EQUIVALENT

3. Install the propeller shaft near runout marking (Transfer assembly 1ea

3. Install the propeller shaft near runout marking (Transfer assembly 1ea (A). propeller shaft 1ea (B) ).

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