Hyundai Tucson: Differential Carrier Assembly - Removal

Hyundai Tucson - Fourth generation (NX4) - (2020-2023) - Workshop Manual / Driveshaft and axle / Differential Carrier Assembly / Differential Carrier Assembly - Removal

Components Location

  1. Rear differential carrier assembly
  2. Rear driveshaft assembly
  3. Coupling Assembly
  4. Propeller shaft assembly


  1. Pinion lock nut
  2. Oil seal (pinion side)
  3. Pinion outer bearing
  4. Oil seal (case side)
  5. Packing
  6. Drain plug
  7. Differential carrier case
  8. Air breather
  9. Differential bearing shim (case side)
  10. Differential bearing shim (cover side)
  11. Differential carrier case side cover
  12. Oil seal (cover side)
  13. Filler plug
  14. Filler gasket
  15. Pinion bearing spacer
  16. Pinion inner bearing
  17. Pinion inner bearing adjust shim
  18. Pinion drive gear
  19. Differential gear bearing (case side)
  20. Ring gear
  21. Gear carrier
  22. Differential gear bearing (cover side)


  1. Disconnect the (-) battery terminal.
  2. Remove the rear driveshaft.

(Refer to Rear Driveshaft Assembly - "Rear Driveshaft")

  1. Remove the propeller shaft.

(Refer to Propeller Shaft Assembly - "Propeller Shaft")

  1. Remove the coupling assembly.

(Refer to All Wheel Drive (AWD) System - "Direct Electro Hydraulic Actuator Coupling")

  1. Install a jack oil the lower part of the differential.
  2. Remove the differential carrier assembly (A) after loosening the mounting bolts.

Tightening torque : 68.6 - 88.2 N m (7.0 - 9.0 kgf-m, 50.6 - 65.0 lb ft)

  1. Remove the differential carrier bracket (A) after loosening the mounting bolts



  1. After clearing, check for damage parts or abrasion. Follow the below method, if any are noticed.

  1. Check the tooth contact pattern.



1) Tooth contact pattern is a method for judging the result of the adjustmentof drive pinion height and final drive gear backlash. The adjustment of drivepinion height and final drive gear backlash should be repeated until the toothcontact patterns are similar to the standard tooth contact pattern.

2) When you cannot obtain a correct pattern, the drive gear and drive pinionhave exceeded their limits.

Both gears should be replaced as a set.



     Differential gear assembly

    Remove the drain plug packing (A) and drain plug (B) to drain the gear oil. Loosen the differential side cover mounting bolts. Widen the gap between the side cover and the case to remove the side cover (A). Remo

     Pinion drive gear assembly

    Fix the differential carrier assembly using the SST (09501-C9230, 0K530-P2500, 0K501-P2232). Loosen the pinion gear lock nut using the SST (09501-C9230). WARNING When istalling lock nut, use a new one. Remove the pinion dr

     Differential carrier case

    Remove the pinion oil seal (A). WARNING When installing oil seal (A), replace oil seal with a new one. Remove the outer pinion bearing (A). WARNING Do not reuse the removed bearing. Remove the outer pinion bearing race (A)


     LCD display control

    The LCD display modes can be changed by using the control buttons. MODE button for changing modes MOVE switch for changing items SELECT/RESET button for setting or resetting the selected item Information When the infotainment system

     Power liftgate

    The power liftgate open/close button automatically opens and closes the liftgate. Before using the power liftgate The power liftgate operates when the gear is in P (Park) with the Engine Start/ Stop button in the ON position. However, the lift