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: ETC (Electronic Throttle Control) System Description and Operation


Description The Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) System consists of a throttle body with an integrated control motor and throttle position sensor (TPS). Instead of the traditional throttle cable, an Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) is used to receive driver input. The ECM uses the APS signal to calculate ...

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: Specifications


Specification EngineT/MJoint typeMax. permissible angleOuterInnerOuterInnerGasoline 2.4M/TBJ#95TJ#9545°21°A/TBJ#95TJ#9545°21° Tightening torque ItemN.mkgf.mIb.ftFrontWheel nut88.2 ~ 107.89.0 ~ 11.065.0 ~ 79.5Driveshaft castle nut215.7 ~ 254.922.0 ~ 26.0159.1 ~ 188.0Strut assembly lower mounting bolt156.9 ...

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