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Hyundai Tucson: Driveshaft Assembly- Removal

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

Components

  1. Front driveshaft (LH)
  2. Inner shaft bearing bracket
  3. Front driveshaft (RH)

Removal

WARNING

  • When lifting a vehicle using a lift, be careful not to damage the lower parts of the vehicle (floor under cover, fuel filter, fuel tank, canister).

(Refer to General Information - "Lift Point")

  1. Loosen the front wheel nuts slightly.

    Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.

  2. Remove the front wheel and tire.

(Refer to Suspension System - "Wheel")

  1. Loosen the caulking nut (A) from the front hub.

Tightening torque : 294.2 - 313.8 N.m (30.0 - 32.0 kgf.m, 217.0 - 231.5 lb-ft)

WARNING

WARNING

  • The driveshaft lock nut (A) 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 111111 (0.591 in.)

  1. Loosen the tie rod end ball joint nut (A).

Tightening torque: 98.0 - 117.6 N.111 (10.0 - 12.0 kgf.m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb-ft)

  1. Remove the tie rod end ball joint using the SST (09568-1S100).

  1. Loosen the front lower arm mounting bolt and nut (A).

Tightening torque: 98.0 - 117.6 N.ni (10.0 - 12.0 kgf.m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb-ft)

  1. Remove the lower arm from the knuckle by using the SST (09568-4R100).

(1) Install the support bolt (A) from lower arm bolt hole.

(2) Install the support body (B) from front axle.

(3) Tighten the bolt (C).

  1. Remove the drive shaft (A) from the front axle assembly (B).

  1. Remove the driver side drive shaft (B) using the pry bar (A).

WARNING

WARNING

  • 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.
  1. Remove the passenger side driveshaft after loosening the inner shaft mounting bolts (A).

Tightening torque: 49.0 - 68.6 N.m (5.0 - 7.0 kgf.m, 36.2 - 50.6 lb-ft)

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