Kia Niro: Front Axle Assembly / Front Hub / Knuckle / Repair procedures

Removal
1.

Remove the wheel and tire.

Tightening torque :

107.9 - 127.5 N·m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf·m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb·ft)

  

Be careful not to damage the wheel nuts when removing the wheel and tire.

2.

By hammering on a chisel, unlock the driveshaft lock hub nut caulking.

  

If there is screw thread (A) on the end of the nut, unlock the caulking by using a chisel and then loosen the nut to prevent damaging driveshaft screw thread.

3.

Remove the caulking nut (A) from the front axle.

Tightening torque :

274.6 - 294.2 N·m (28.0 - 30.0 kgf·m, 202.5 - 217.0 lb·ft)

  

The driveshaft lock nut must be replaced with new one. When replacing the drive lock hub nut, use only the nut with screw thread (A) on the end

Tighten the driveshaft lock hub nut to the specified tightening torque, and caulk by using a chisel and hammer.

If there are two key seats, perform on all two seats.

Caulking depth (A) : 1.5 mm (0.0591 in)

4.

Remove the front caliper.

(Refer to Brake System - "Front disck brake")

5.

Remove the wheel speed sensor bolt (A).

Tightening torque :

6.8 - 10.7 N·m (0.7 - 1.1 kgf·m, 5.0 - 7.9 lb·ft)

6.

Remove the tie rod end pin (A) and nub (B).

Tightening torque :

78.4 - 98.0 N·m (8.0 - 10.0 kgf·m, 57.8 - 72.3 lb·ft)

7.

Remove the knuckle by using the SST (09568-34000).

8.

Loosen the pin (A), and then remove the lower arm nut (B).

Tightening torque :

98.0 - 117.6 N·m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf·m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb·ft)

9.

Loosen the strut bolt and then remove the front axle.

Tightening torque :

156.9 - 176.5 N·m (16.0 - 18.0 kgf·m, 115.7 - 130.2 Ib·ft)

Disassembly
1.

Loosen the screw, and then remove the brake disc.

Tightening torque :

4.9 - 5.8 N·m (0.5 - 0.6 kgf·m, 3.6 - 4.3 Ib·ft)

2.

Remove the hub assembly mounting bolts from the knuckle.

Tightening torque :

88.2 - 107.8 N·m (9.0 - 11.0 kgf·m, 65.0 - 79.5 lb·ft)

3.

Loosen the dust cover bolts and then remove the dust cover.

Tightening torque :

6.8 - 10.7 N·m (0.7 - 1.1 kgf·m, 5.0 - 7.9 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.

Components and components location
Components 1. Brake disc 2. Hub assembly 3. Dust cover 4. Knuckle ...

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