Hyundai Creta: Front Axle Assembly / Front Hub / Knuckle / Tone Wheel

Components and components location

Components

1. Split pin
2. Caulking nut
3. Brake disc
4. Hub
5. Wheel bearing
6. Snap ring
7. Dust cover
8. Knuckle
9. Driveshaft

Repair procedures

Removal
1.
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 the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire.

2.
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)

3.
Remove the caulking nut (A).

  
The driveshaft caulking nut should be replaced with new ones.
After installation driveshaft caulking nut, stake the caulking nut using a chisel and hammer as shown in the illustration below.
Caulking depth : 1.5 mm (0.591 in.)

4.
Remove the wheel speed sensor (A) by loosening the mounting bolt.
Tightening torque :
6.9 ~ 10.8 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 7.6 lb-ft)

5.
Remove the tie rod end ball joint.
(1)
Rmove the split pin (A).
(2)
Loosen the nut (B).
(3)
Separate the ball joint (C) from the knuckle.
Tightening torque :
23.5 ~ 33.3 N.m (2.4 ~ 3.4 kgf.m, 17.4 ~ 24.6 lb-ft)

6.
Remove the lower arm (B) from the knuckle by loosening the mounting nut (A).
Tightening torque :
78.5 ~ 88.3 N.m (8.0 ~ 9.0 kgf.m, 57.9 ~ 65.1 lb-ft)

7.
Using a plastic hammer (A), disconnect driveshaft (B) from the axle hub (C).

8.
Remove the brake disc by loosening the screw.

9.
Loosen the strut mounting bolts and then remove the hub and knuckle assembly from the strut assembly.
Tightening torque :
137.2 ~ 156.9 N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0 kgf.m, 101.2 ~ 115.7 Ib-ft)

10.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
Inspection
1.
Check the hub for cracks and the splines for wear.
2.
Check the brake disc for scoring and damage.
3.
Check the knuckle for cracks.
4.
Check the bearing for cracks or damage.
Disassembly
1.
Using the snap ring pliers, remove the snap ring (A).

2.
Remove the hub assembly from the knuckle assembly.
(1)
Install the front knuckle assembly (A) on press.
(2)
Lay a suitable adapter (B) upon the hub assembly shaft.

3.
Remove the dust cover (A).

4.
Remove the hub bearing inner race from the hub assembly.
(1)
Install a suitable tool (A) for removing the hub bearing inner race on the hub assembly.
(2)
Lay the hub assembly and tool (A) upon a suitable adapter (B).
(3)
Lay a suitable adapter (C) upon the hub assembly shaft.
(4)
Remove the hub bearing inner race (D) from the hub assembly by using press.

5.
Remove the hub bearing outer race from the knuckle assembly.
(1)
Lay the hub assembly (A) upon a suitable adapter (B).
(2)
Lay a suitable adapter (C) upon the hub bearing outer race.
(3)
Remove the hub bearing outer race from the knuckle assembly by using press.

6.
Replace hub bearing with a new one.
Reassembly
1.
Install the dust cover (A).

2.
Install the hub bearing to the knuckle assembly.
(1)
Lay the knuckle assembly (A) on press.
(2)
Lay a new hub bearing upon the knuckle assembly (A).
(3)
Lay a suitable adapter (B) upon the hub bearing.
(4)
Install the hub bearing to the knuckle assembly by using press.

Do not press against the inner race of the hub bearing because that can cause damage to the bearing assembly. Always use a new wheel bearing assembly.
3.
Install the hub assembly to the knuckle assembly.
(1)
Lay the hub assembly (A) upon a suitable adapter (B).
(2)
Lay the knuckle assembly (C) upon the hub assembly (A).
(3)
Lay a suitable adapter (D) upon the hub bearing.
(4)
Install the hub assembly (A) to the knuckle assembly (C) by using press.

  
Do not press against the inner race of the hub bearing because that can cause damage to the bearing assembly.
4.
Install the snap ring (A).

Front Axle Assembly
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Driveshaft Assembly
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