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How do i replace the front hubs in my Kia Sportage .... i have a 2001 Kia Sportage and the front hubs are not engaging i am hoping someone has done this job before and can tell me the ins and outs and maybe add some graphs .... i am very mechanically inclined so i should understand what you are saying without problems i just will not have much time to complete job where i can do it at so i would like any tricks of the trade sort of speak .... thank you

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The locking hub just unbolts from the hub and pops off the end of the drive shaft, where it is held in by a "auto" round cir-clip. A good suggestion is to read this article first.
http://www.aa1car.com/library/2004/bf60414.htm

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