Kia Optima Hybrid: 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 / NumberIllustrationDescriptionBand installer09495 - 39100Installation of hook type boot band.Band installer09495 - 3K000Installation of ear type boot bandLower arm ball ...

Front Axle Assembly

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Other information:

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: Panoramaroof Motor Repair procedures


Inspection 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the roof trim. (Refer to the BD group - "Roof trim") 3. Disconnect the panoramaroof motor (A) connector. 4. Ground the terminals as below table, and check that the panoramaroof unit operates.     – When inspecting the panoramaroof ...

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: Fuel Filler Door Release Actuator Repair procedures


Inspection 1. Remove the trunk room left side trim. (Refer to the BD group - "Interior trim") 2. Remove the fuel filler door release actuator (A) after loosening the mounting bolts. 3. Disconnect the release actuator connector (A). 4. Check for continuity between terminal No.1 and No.2. If there is no ...

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