Hyundai Kona: Rear Driveshaft Assembly / Rear Driveshaft Repair procedures

Removal
1.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2.
Remove the rear wheel and tire (A) from rear 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 rear wheel and tire (A).

3.
Remove 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.)

4.
Remvoe the trailing arm (A) from the rear carrier assembly.
Tightening torque
Front : 98.1 - 117.7 N.m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf.m, 72.3 - 86.8 lb-ft)
Rear : 137.2 - 156.9 N.m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf.m, 101.2 - 115.7 Ib-ft)

5.
Remove the upper arm (A) after loosening the bolt and nut.
Tightening torque :
137.2 - 156.9 N.m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf.m, 101.2 - 115.7 Ib-ft)

  
Set up the transmission jack under the lower arm in order to remove it in no-load condition.
6.
Remove the assist arm (A) after loosening the bolt and nut.
Tightening torque
137.2 - 156.9 N.m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf.m, 101.2 - 115.7 Ib-ft)

7.
Loosen the bolt and nut (A) and then separate the rear lower arm assembly.
Tightening torque :
137.2 - 156.9 N.m (14.0 - 16.0 kgf.m, 101.2 - 115.7 Ib-ft)

8.
Disconnect the driveshaft (A) from the rear carrier assembly.

  
When removing the driveshaft, be careful not to damage trailing arm.
To prevent damage to the drive shaft.
Check for damage after the completion of work.
9.
Insert a pry bar between the differential case and joint case, and separate the driveshaft from the differential case.

  
Use a pry bar being careful not to damage the transaxle and joint.
Do not insert the pry bar too deep, as this may cause damage to the oil seal.
Do not pull the driveshaft by excessive force it may cause components inside the joint kit to dislodge resulting in a torn boot or a damaged bearing.
Plug the hole of the transaxle case with the oil seal cap to prevent contamination.
Support the driveshaft properly.
Replace the retainer ring whenever the driveshaft is removed from the transaxle case.
Inspection
1.
Check the driveshaft boots for damage and deterioration.
2.
Check the ball joint for wear and damage.
3.
Check the splines for wear and damage.

4.
Check the driveshaft for cracks and wears.
5.
Check the TJ outer race, inner race, cage and balls for rust or damage.
6.
Check for water, foreign matter, or rust in the BJ boot.
  
When the BJ assembly (A) is to be reused, do not wipe away the grease.
Check that there are no foreign substances in the grease. If necessary, clean the BJ assembly (A) and replace grease.

Installation
1.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
2.
Check the alignment.
(Refer to Suspension System - "Alingment")
Rear Driveshaft Components and components location
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