Hyundai Kona: Front Axle Assembly / Front Hub / Knuckle / Tone Wheel Repair procedures

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2021 Service Manual / Driveshaft and axle (2WD-FF) / Front Axle Assembly / Front Hub / Knuckle / Tone Wheel Repair procedures

Removal
1.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2.
Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from the front hub.
Tightening torque :
107.9 - 127.5 N.m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf.m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb-ft)
  
Be careful not to damage the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire (A).

3.
Remove the front brake caliper.
(Refer to Brake System - "Front Disc Brake")
4.
Loosen the driveshaft caulking nut (A).
Tightening torque :
274.6 - 294.2 N.m (28.0 - 30.0 kgf.m, 202.5 - 217.0 lb-ft)

  
The driveshaft lock nut should be replaced with new ones.
After installation driveshaft lock nut, stake the lock nut using a chisel and hammer as shown in the illustration below.
Caulking depth : 1.5 mm (0.591 in.)

5.
Remove the tie rod end ball joint.
(1)
Remove the split pin (C).
(2)
Loosen the nut (B).
(3)
Using SST(09568-1S100), separate the ball joint (A) from the knuckle.
Tightening torque :
23.5 - 34.3 N.m (2.5 - 3.5 kgf.m, 18.1 - 25.3 lb-ft)

6.
Loosen the lower arm nut (A) and then remove the lower arm ball joint by using SST(09568-1S100).
Tightening torque :
58.8 - 70.6 N.m (6.0 - 7.2 kgf.m, 43.4 - 52.1 lb-ft)

  
Do not reuse the lower arm lock nut (A).
7.
Loosen the screw and then remove the front disc (A).
Tightening torque :
4.9 - 5.9 N.m (0.5 - 0.6 kgf.m, 3.6 - 4.3 lb-ft)

8.
Remove the driveshaft (A) from the front axle assembly (B).

9.
Remove the hub bearing (A) from the front knuckle.
Tightening torque :
78.5 - 98.1 N.m (8.0 - 10.0 kgf.m, 57.9 - 72.3 lb-ft)

10.
Loosen the mounting bolts and then remove the dust cover (A).
Tightening torque :
3.9 - 5.9 N.m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf.m, 2.9 - 4.3 lb-ft)

11.
Loosen the bolt and then remove the wheel speed sensor (A).
Tightening torque :
7.8 - 11.8 N.m (0.8 - 1.2 kgf.m, 5.5 - 8.7 lb-ft)

12.
Loosen the strut mounting bolts, nuts and then remove the knuckle assembly (A).
Tightening torque :
156.9 - 176.5 N.m (16.0 - 18.0 kgf.m, 115.7 - 130.2 lb-ft)

Inspection
1.
Check the hub for cracks and the splines for wear.
2.
Check the brake disc for scoring and damage.
3.
Check the knuckle for cracks.
4.
Check the bearing for cracks or damage.
Installation
1.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
2.
Check the alignment.
(Refer to Suspension System - "Alingment")
Front Hub / Knuckle / Tone Wheel Components and components location
Components 1. Disc brake 2. Hub bearing 3. Dust cover 4. Front knuckle ...

Driveshaft Assembly
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