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: Seat Belt Buckle Switch (BS) Repair procedures


Removal 1. Disconnect the battery negative cable, and wait for at least three minutes before beginning work. 2. Remove the front seat assembly. (Refer to the Body group- Front seat) 3. Loosen the seat belt buckle mounting bolt and remove the seat belt buckle switch. Installation     Be sure ...

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: Water pump Repair procedures


Removal and Installation 1. Loosen the drain plug, and then drain the engine coolant. Remove the radiator cap to help drain the coolant faster. 2. Remove the water pump drive belt (A). (1) Put the SST (09252-3D100) between the crankshaft pulley and the drive belt. (2) Rotate the crankshaft pulley clockwise. ...

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