Hyundai Elantra: Replacement - Front Driveshaft. Repair procedures - Driveshaft Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Hyundai Elantra MD 2010-2018 Service manualHyundai Elantra: Replacement


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 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 hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire (A).
3.
Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts, and then place the brake caliper assembly (A) with wire.

Tightening torque:
78.4 ~ 98.0 N.m (8.0 ~ 10.0 kgf.m, 57.8 ~ 72.3 lb-ft)

4.
Loosen the bolt and the remove the wheel speed sensor (A).

5.
Loosen the screw and then remove the front disc (A).

6.
Loosen the driveshaft nut (A).

Tightening torque:
196.1 ~ 274.5 N.m (20.0 ~ 28.0 kgf.m, 144.6 ~ 202.5 lb-ft)

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The driveshaft lock nut should be replaced with new ones.
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After installation driveshaft lock nut, stake the lock nut using a chisel and hammer as shown in the illustration below.
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After unfolding the lock nut of caulking slot, loosen the lock nut.

7.
Remove the tie rod end ball joint (A) from the knuckle.
(1)
Remove the split pin (B).
(2)
Remove the castle nut (C).

Tightening torque:
23.5 ~ 33.3 N.m (2.4 ~ 3.4 kgf.m, 17.4 ~ 24.5 lb-ft)

8.
Remove the lower arm (A) from the knuckle.

Tightening torque:
78.4 ~ 88.2 N.m (8.0 ~ 9.0 kgf.m, 57.8 ~ 65.0 lb-ft)

9.
Disconnect the driveshaft (A) from the front hub assembly.

10.
Insert a pry bar between the transaxle case and joint case, and separate the driveshaft (A) from the transaxle case.

11.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
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Use a pry bar (A) being careful not to damage the transaxle and joint.
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Do not insert the pry bar (A) too deep, as this may cause damage to the oil seal.
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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.
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Plug the hole of the transaxle case with the oil seal cap to prevent contamination.
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Support the driveshaft properly.
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Replace the retainer ring whenever the driveshaft is removed from the transaxle case.
12.
Check the alignment. (Refer to SSgroup 'Tires/Wheels - alingment')

    Inspection
    1. Check the driveshaft boots for damage and deterioration. 2. Check the driveshaft spline for wear or damage. 3. ...