Kia Sportage: Driveshaft Assembly / TJ Joint Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Service Manual / Driveshaft and axle / Driveshaft Assembly / TJ Joint Repair procedures

Replacement
  
Special grease must be applied to the driveshaft joint. Do not substitute with another type of grease.
The boot band should be replaced with a new one.
1.
Remove the Front Driveshaft.
(Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - “Front Driveshaft”)
2.
Remove the BJ circlip (B) from the TJ housing (A).

3.
Remove both boot bands from the TJ housing.

4.
Remove the TJ circlip (A).

  
Make alignment marks (D) on spider roller assembly (A), TJ housing (B), and shaft spline (C) to aid reassembly.

5.
Remove the snap ring (A) from the shaft.

6.
Remove the spider assembly (B) from the driveshaft (A) using the special tool (09495-33000).

7.
Clean the spider assembly.
8.
Remove the TJ boot (A).
  
For reusing the boot (A), wrap tape (B) around the driveshaft splines (C) to protect the boot (A).

Inspection
1.
Check the spider assembly for roller rotation, wear or corrosion.
2.
Check the groove inside the joint case for wear or corrosion
3.
Check the TJ boots for damage and deterioration.
Installation
1.
Wrap tape around the driveshaft spline(TJ) to prevent damage to the boot.
2.
Using the alignment marks (D) made during disassembly as a guide, install the spider assembly (A) and snap ring (B) on the driveshaft splines (C).

3.
Add specified grease to the joint boot as much as it was wiped away at inspection.
4.
Install the both boot band.
5.
To control the air in the TJ boot, keep the specified distance between the boot bands when they are tightened.
Engine
Distance (L) mm (in.)
LH side
RH side
NU 2.0  A/T 2WD
551.3 (21.7047)
816.5 (32.1456)
NU 2.0  A/T 4WD
542.4 (21.3543)
494.1 (19.4527)
NU 2.0 M/T 2WD
556.5 (21.9094)
845.5 (33.2873)
NU 2.0 M/T 4WD
556.5 (21.9094)
473.8 (18.6535)
THETA2 2.0 T-GDI
519.9 (20.4685)
500.7 (19.7126)
THETA2 2.4 GDI 2WD
530.7 (20.8937)
836.6 (32.9369)
THETA2 2.4 GDI 4WD
529.5 (20.8464)
500.9 (19.7204)
R 2.0
527.8 (20.7795)
509.1 (20.0433)

6.
Using the SST(09495-3K000), secure the TJ boot bands.
Clearance (A): 2.0 mm (0.0787 in.) or less

7.
Install the Front Driveshaft.
(Refer to Driveshaft Assembly - “Front Driveshaft”)
8.
Check the front alignment.
(Refer to Suspension System - "Front Alignment")
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