Hyundai i-30: Driveshaft Assembly / Front Driveshaft

Hyundai i30 (PD) 2018-2024 Service Manual / Driveshaft and axle / Driveshaft Assembly / Front Driveshaft

Components and components location

1. Driveshaft (LH)
2. Dynamic damper
3. Driveshaft (RH)

Repair procedures
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from the front hub.
Tightening torque :
107.9 - 127.5 N.m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf.m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb-ft)

Be careful not to damage the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire (A).
Loosen the driveshaft caulking nut (A).

The driveshaft lock nut 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.)

Remove the tie rod end ball joint.
Rmove the split pin (C).
Loosen the nut (B).
Using SST (09568-1S100), separate the ball joint (A) from the knuckle.
Tightening torque :
23.5 - 34.3 N.m (2.5 - 3.5 kgf.m, 18.1 - 25.3 lb-ft)

Loosen the lower arm nut (A) and then remove the lower arm ball joint by using SST (09568-1S100).
Tightening torque :
58.8 - 70.6 N.m (6.0 - 7.2 kgf.m, 43.4 - 52.1 lb-ft)

Do not reuse the lower arm lock nut (A).
Remove the driveshaft (A) from the front axle assembly (B).

Remove the roll rod stopper (A) by loosening the bolt and nut.
Tightening torque :
107.9 - 127.5 N.m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf.m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb-ft)

Insert a pry bar between the transaxle case and joint case, and separate the driveshaft from the transaxle case.


Use a pry bar (A) being careful not to damage the transaxle and joint.
Do not insert the pry bar (A) 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.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Check the front alignment.
(Refer to Suspension System - "Front Alignment")

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