Kia Soul EV: Front Axle Assembly / Front Hub / Knuckle Repair procedures

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 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 front wheel and tire (A).
3.
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)

4.
Remove the brake pads (A).

5.
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)

6.
Loosen the front brake disc mount screw (B) and then remove the front brake disc (A).

Tightening torque:
4.9 ~ 5.9 N.m (0.5 ~ 0.6 kgf.m, 3.6 ~ 4.3 lb-ft)

7.
Remove driveshaft nut (A) from the front hub.

Tightening torque:
274.6 ~ 294.2 N.m (28.0 ~ 30.0 Kgf.m, 202.5 ~ 217.0 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.

8.
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 arisk of injury by dropping the SST duringremoval of 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.
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.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the lower arm (A).

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

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

12.
Loosen the strut mounting bolts (A) and then remove the knuckle assembly (B).

Tightening torque:
137.3 ~ 156.9 N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0 kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7 lb-ft)

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")
Front Hub / Knuckle 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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