Kia Niro: Driveshaft and axle / Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting
Trouble Symptom
Probable cause
Remedy
Vehicle pulls to one side
Scoring of driveshaft ball joint
Replace
Wear, rattle or scoring of wheel bearing
Replace
Defective front suspension and steering
Adjustment or Replace
Vibration
Wear, damage or bending of driveshaft
Replace
Driveshaft rattle and hub serration
Replace
Wear, rattle or scratching of wheel bearing
Replace
Shimmy
Defective wheel balance
Adjustment or Replace
Defective front suspension and steering
Adjustment or Replace
Excessive noise
Wear, damage or bending of driveshaft
Replace
Rattle of driveshaft and worn hub splines
Replace
Wear, rattle or scoring of wheel bearing
Replace
Loose hub nut
Adjustment or Replace
Defective front suspension and steering
Adjustment or Replace

Special service tools
Special Service Tools Tool Name / Number Illustration Description Ball joint puller 09568-34000 Remo ...

Driveshaft Assembly
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Other information:

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Smart Cruise Control (SCC) Unit-Radar Description and operation
Description The smart cruise control unit is installed on the front right side of the chassis.A radar sensor is embedded in the front section of the unit. This sensor detects vehicles and objects in front of the vehicle.The radar sensor can detect up to 64 objects ahead of a vehic ...

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Specifications
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