Kia Sportage: Propeller Shaft Assembly / Propeller Shaft / Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Service Manual / Driveshaft and axle / Propeller Shaft Assembly / Propeller Shaft / Repair procedures

Removal
1.
After making a match mark on the flange yoke and transaxle companion, remove the propeller shaft mounting bolts (A).
Tightening torque:
49.0 - 68.6 N·m (5.0 - 7.0 kgf·m, 36.1 - 50.6 lb·ft)

  
Mark the location and direction of bolt and washer before removing the propeller shaft.
Do not reuse the bolt.
Installing the bolt and washer differently from the initial state can result in unbalanced propeller shaft causing abnormal vibration of propeller shaft at high speed.
In case of abnormal vibration at high speed after replacing the propeller shaft with a new one or reinstalling it differently from the initial state, perform balancing procedure by using the propeller shaft balance device.
Limp propeller shaft after removing propeller shaft or transfer or rear differential may damage the internal parts. Securely support the removed part to prevent limp propeller shaft.
2.
Remove the center bearing bracket mounting bolts (A).
Tightening torque:
49.0 - 68.6 N·m (5.0 - 7.0 kgf·m, 36.1 - 50.6 lb·ft)

  
Mark the location and direction of bolt and washer before removing the propeller shaft.
Installing the bolt and washer differently from the initial state can result in unbalanced propeller shaft causing abnormal vibration of propeller shaft at high speed.
3.
After making a match mark on the flange yoke and transaxle companion, remove the propeller shaft mounting bolts (A).
Tightening torque:
49.0 - 68.6 N·m (5.0 - 7.0 kgf·m, 36.1 - 50.6 lb·ft)

4.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
When assembling propeller shaft, locate marks on flange yoke and T/M transfer flange to the nearest possible location.
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