Question about 2005 Kia Sorento
Makes a thump sound
I had a "what I call a clunk" in the drive train somewhere(mine is an auto) when I moved off from traffic lights/stop sign etc, had Kia mechanics spend lots of time on my car with no positive result. I found on a forum that another sorento owner had this problem which is, the tail shaft slipper spline gets dry and has a very small amount of play. There is a grease nipple to this spline, however this gets grease into part of the spline only. The only way to grease the spline properly is to remove the tail-shaft from the vehicle, clean out the both halves of the spline, grease well by hand and push back together, refit to vehicle. NOTES- when you push the splines back together any excess grease will bleed out of a small hole in the back of the front half of the tail-shaft in the universal joint area, this is normal.Also make sure you mark both halves of the tail-shaft before you slip the splines apart. I have done this twice now at about 30000km intivals (when I felt the clunk again as grease will eventually squash out) I use neverseize lube. Regarding the shudder on takeoff, haven't had that problem and not sure what it could be. Hope the above helps.
Posted on Feb 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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