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Hyundai Tucson: Rear Driveshaft Assembly- Removal

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

Components

  1. Rear drive shaft

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 rear wheel nuts slightly.

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

  2. Remove the rear wheel and tire.

(Refer to Suspension System - "Wheel")

  1. Remove the rear brake caliper.

(Refer to Brake System - "Rear Disc Brake")

  1. Remove the rear brake disc (A) after loosening the screw.

Tightening torque : 4.9 - 5.9 N.m (0.5 - 0.6 kgf.m, 3.6 - 4.3 lb-ft)

  1. Loosen the caulking nut (A) from the rear 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 mm (0.591 in.)

  1. Remove the rear hub assembly & dust cover (A) after loosening the mounting bolts.

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

  1. Remove the rear wheel speed sensor (A) after loosening the mounting bolt.

Tightening torque : 8.8 - 13.7 N.m (0.9 - 1.4 kgf.m. 6.5 - 10.1 lb-ft)

  1. Remove the rear upper arm from the rear carrier after loosening the mounting bolt and nut (A).

Tightening torque : 137.2- 156.9 N.m (14.0- 16.0 kgf.m, 101.2 - 115.7 lb-ft)

  1. Remove the trailing arm after loosening the mounting nuts (A).

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

  1. Remove the rear assist arm after loosening the mounting bolt and nut (A).

Tightening torque : 156.9 - 176.5 N.ni (16.0 - 18.0 kgf.m, 115.7 - 130.2 lb-ft)

  1. Remove the rear lower arm after loosening the mounting bolt and nut (A).

Tightening torque : 137.2 - 156.9 N.m (14.0- 16.0 kgf.m, 101.2- 115.7 lb-ft)

  1. Remove the rear drive shaft (B) from the differential by using the pry bar (A).

LH

RH

RH

WARNING

WARNING

  • Use a piy bar being careful not to damage the differential 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 differential case with the oil seal cap to prevent contamination.
  •  Support the driveshaft properly.
  • Replace the retainer ring whenever the driveshaft is removed from the differential case.

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