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: Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring Description and Operation


Description Driver Airbag (DAB) is installed in the steering wheel and electrically connected to SRSCM via the clock spring. It protects the driver by deploying the airbag when frontal crash occurs. The SRSCM determines deployment of the Driver Airbag (DAB).     Never attempt to measure the ...

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: Front Driveshaft Repair procedures


Replacement 1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly. Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported. 2. Remove wheel nuts, front wheel and tire from front hub. Tightening torque: 88.2 ~ 107.8 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.0 ~ 79.5 lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage to the wheel nuts when ...

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