Question about 2004 Kia Optima
NOTE Install Differential Side Gear holder K49A-4208-AT, into the transaxle after removing the halfshaft, to keep the differential side gear in position. If the gear becomes out of position the differential may have to be removed to realign the gear.
Fig. Exploded view of the halfshafts and related components
To install: Fig. Support bearing bolt tightening sequence
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: CV axle repair
this is not too difucult if you have the tools and time. just uncomfortable because you will have to lay under the vehicle for part of it. start by removing the hubcap and in the center of the wheel you will find a large nut possibly with a cotter pin thru it. remove the pin and nut. the nut is large and usually tight so if you can do this you will probably make it thru the rest. next raise the front of the van, support it solidly on jackstands and remove the wheel. below the brake there is a nut with a cotter pin holding the lower ball joint to the control arm. remove them then use a ball joint seperator (pickle fork) and a very large hammer to seperate the ball joint. about half way up the back of the brake on the back is another nut and pin that hold the tie rod to the steering knuckle. remove the pin, nut and use the pickle fork again. now you should be able to pull the brake away from the van far enough to slide the axle out of the brake assembly. you may have to hit the end of the axle with a large hammer to free it from the brake. if reusing the axle place some wood over the end of the axle to save the threads. now use a large prybar and place the tip between the inner cv joint and the transmission and pry quick and hard to pull the axle out. use a drip pan under the transmission because some oil may come out. to install the new one push the new axle into the transmission and with a board over the outer end of the axle hit it streight in to seat the snap ring then assemble everything you took apart making sure all the nuts are as tight as you can get them.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Average time should be around 2-3 hours. Every shop charges different hourly rates. Dealerships will be around at least 80 an hour, smaller shops will run lower.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: 94 Geo Prizm CV or driveaxle?
on this type of vehichle, you have two axles in the front; one going to each side. Chances are that the boot at the axle joint was torn and that is why you are having problem. In teh past people used to replace the boot, this day and age its actually cheaper to replace the axle. So you would need to replace that side of the axle (the half shaft).
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
If something off the road tore the boot, yes but if it has not been tore long and you don't hear any clicking noises around corners, you can just replace the boot.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
ok here we go tie rod=55 ft lbs axel nut= 180 ft lbs strut bolts= 65 ft lbs plus 90 degrees
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
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