Kia Sorento: Rear Differential Carrier Removal - Differential Carrier Assembly - Driveshaft and axle - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2020 Service ManualKia Sorento: Rear Differential Carrier Removal

Second Generation XM (2011-2020) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2020 Service Manual / Driveshaft and axle / Differential Carrier Assembly / Rear Differential Carrier Removal

1.
Remove the rear wheel and tire (A) from rear 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).
2.
Loosen the drain plug (A) and pull out the differential gear oil.

Tightening torque:
49.0 ~ 68.6N.m (5.0 ~ 7.0kgf.m, 36.1 ~ 50.6lb-ft)

3.
Remove the rear driveshaft.
(Refer to Rear Driveshaft Assembly - "Rear DriveShaft")
4.
Remove the propeller shaft.
(Refer to Propeller Shaft Assembly - "Propeller Shaft")
5.
Remove cover (B) as loosen screw (A-4ea).

6.
Disconnect the pressure sensor connector (A) and oil hydraulic motor connector (B).

7.
Remove rear differential assembly (B) as loosen mounting (A-4ea) after install jack.

Tightening torque:
49.0 ~ 68.6N.m (5.0 ~ 7.0kgf.m, 36.1 ~ 50.6lb-ft)

8.
After loosen the bolt and then remove the differential carrier (B) from the coupling (A).

Tightening torque:
56.9 ~ 64.7N.m (5.8 ~ 6.6kgf.m, 42.0~47.7lb-ft)

9.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
10.
Gear oil is injected.

Specified lubricant :
Hypoid gear oil API GL-5, SAE 75W/90 (SHELL SPIRAX X or equivalent)
Oil quantity :
0.53±0.05L (The differential oil level should be between the bottom of the filler plug hole and a point approximately 8 mm below the filler plug hole.)

11.
Check the wheel alignment.
(Refer to Suspension System - "Alignment")
Rear Differential Carrier Component
1. Rear Differential Carrier 2. Coupling Assembly ...

Rear Differential Carrier Disassembly
Rear differential carrier disassembly 1. Drain oil by removing the drain plug (A) and filler plug (B) before disassembling the rear differential carrier. ...

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