Kia Optima: Driveshaft Assembly / Joint Assembly (Wheel side)

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual / Driveshaft and axle / Driveshaft Assembly / Joint Assembly (Wheel side)

Components and components location
Components

1. Wheel side joint assembly
2. Wheel side circlip
3. Wheel side boot band
4. Wheel side boott
5. Shaft
6. Transaxle side boot band
7. Transaxle side boot
8. Spider assembly
9. Snap ring
10. Transaxle side joint case
11. Circlip

Repair procedures
Removal
1.

Remove the Front Driveshaft.

(Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - “Front Driveshaft”)

2.

Use a screwdriver (-) to remove the small diameter boot band (A).

3.

Using a plastic mallet, lower the top of the joint spline 2~3 times.

  

Be careful not to damage parts when using a plastic hammer.

Shock gives the spacing of the circlip (A) fixed to the inside.

4.

Tighten the SST (0K495-C5200) on the spline of the driveshaft (A).

5.

After fixing the driveshaft to the vise, remove the joint assembly (A) using a SST (09526-11000).

  

Hit the sliding hammer strongly in the direction of the arrow and remove it at once.

If you can't remove it once or twice, it is impossible to remove as circlip is caught inside.

(Replace the driveshaft assembly if it cannot be removed.)

6.

Use a screwdriver (-) to remover to remove the large diameter boot band (A).

7.

Remove the joint boot (A) and the joint assembly (B).

8.

Remove the circlip (A) from the driveshaft.

Inspection
1.

Check spline (A) for damage / wear / crack.

2.

Check the boot for water or foreign objects.

3.

Check joint assembly for damage / wear / crack and rust.

4.

Replace any defective parts.

Installation
  

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.

It applies a prescribed grease within the joint housing and the boot.

  

Greece uses the grease contained in the Joint Kits / Boot kits.

Driveshaft joints require special grease, so do not add any other type of grease.

A certain amount of grease (2-30%) is applied in the boot.

2.

Install the wheel side boot band (A) and boot (B) to the driveshaft.

3.

Fit the circlip (A) to the joint.

4.

Insert the boot into the joint.

5.

Using a plastic mallet, lower the top of the joint spline 2~3 times.

  

Be careful not to damage parts when using a plastic hammer.

After installing, the joint assembly and circlip (A) see that it is properly seated.

There should be a feeling of squeezing when the joint assembly is pushed and pulled.

6.

Set the distance between the driveshafts to the standard value and install the boot band to regulate the air in the wheel side boot.

Engine
Distance (L) mm (in.)
LH side
RH side
THETA Ⅲ 2.5 GDI
538.9 (21.2165)
835.5 (32.8937)
NU 2.0 MPI
551 (21.6929)
824.3 (32.4527)

7.

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

Clearance (A): 2.0 mm (0.0787 in.) or less

8.

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

Clearance (A): 2.0 mm (0.0787 in.) or less

  

When attaching the small diameter band, fasten it in line with the direction of the omega shape of the wheel joint boot band.

9.

Install the Front Driveshaft.

(Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - “Front Driveshaft”)

10.

Check the front alignment.

(Refer to Suspension System - "Alignment")

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