In this video we check out a noise coming from the rear end of this Kia Sportage. Kia has a service TSB regarding this noise and they claim it is unrepairable and the whole $1450.00 viscous coupler unit must be replaced!! HA! This sounds like a challenge 🙂
Seal: 19-00-044-027
Bearing: KBC 6008Z
Copy of TSB: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=C7BE1B571FE20297!1394&authkey=!ADEQY5rImJZqi3w&ithint=file%2cpdf
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48 thoughts on “Kia sportage : noise coming from rear differential part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bentley says:

    I had an old Land Rover Freelander and the 4WD went. I was told to repair was more expensive than the Car and they could just make it 2WD and leave it. Went for 2WD. Would have liked you around back then my side of the pond Mr O. But at least they gave me life for a few more years.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Norman says:

    anyone can replace parts but it takes a "Mechanic" to repair it.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert100 Natural Bodybuilding says:

    it's help me refurbish gas tank, I was worried how remove rear differential

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Driveway Garage says:

    Back in the mid eighties I replaced the wheel bearing on mid seventies Subaru and the Subaru dealer wanted $70 for the bearing I found it at a bearing shop for $2.50, the exact same bearing.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Modesto. A. Lugo says:

    Eric:again I say well done God Bless you!!!!!!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Posh panda says:

    a kit with bearing+sealant…
    who is the beer assistant? 🍺🤰

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Stephens says:

    Yes when you use a ratchet as a hammer they sometimes break…

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Mabs509 says:

    Ill be my life savings any other mechanic willing to charter into unknown territory to save you thousands in repairs.

    I'll check in 60 years!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric G says:

    God that Kroil is such a waste of money. Isn't that like 20 bucks a can? I use liquid wrench works great and it's safe only 4 dollars a can at Walmart

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Rauch says:

    Do you differentiate between AWD and FWD?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    Sounds like a case for a lemon law attorney….oooppps that may cost more than the part.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Crouse says:

    I had a 1987 Chevy full size blazer with a bad rear u joint and took the drive shaft out and drove it in 4 wheel drive till I fixed the u joint

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars doncookbc says:

    unserviceable my ass !!!! WTG

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Robins says:

    Brilliant Saved my bacon ( cheers )

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Miner says:

    OK, Mr. O. This is, with part 2, my favorite of the South Main Auto Repair videos. Great extra effort on your part. Thanks for being an inspiration to all your viewers. Thanks for sharing! Stay Healthy!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Melville says:

    You are a good man!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean Sapp says:

    Don t say your name…………….Damon………..LMAO

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Blau says:

    I had one (hyundai but same difference) making that noise. It ended up having a zip lock bag of human hair melted and worked into the front seal. I tried to see if we could replace the bearing and seal but it wasn’t available. Our cost for the coupling was almost $1300 iirc

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffrey Battousai Strader says:

    Dramatic music…………………..Hahahahahahahahahaha!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Grant Bellinger says:

    Good onya mate,rip n tear is how ya learn

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Studmuffin says:

    That viscous coupler sounds similar to an electric shock absorber with the nano particles suspended in the oil that you can adjust electrically how stiff or loose it gets. That part is probably why it's non serviceable.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars None None says:

    It doesn't have a rear differential it's electric

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ricardo viana says:

    Still waiting for that bulletin!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kerman725 n5 says:

    Looks like a simplistic part

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bpetnoi says:

    I am more than confused. You have about every tool and toy I would ever want, but NO All Data to tell you how this thing
    is assembled?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Herter says:

    Eric, you have a desire to tinker and a curious mind…..and you genuinely care about the people you serve. Don't ever sell yourself short.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hans Jacobsen says:

    My 1948 Willie's is 1000 times more reliable than this crap!! Kudos to you for this. Hope KIA doesn't put out a contract hit on you. God bless my freind

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Viking 2121 says:

    And they want $1500 for that, sheesh…

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ridley says:

    The mechanic heard it the first time he test drove it? If nothing else clearly the mechanic detector is faulty, it's supposed to stop all symptoms when triggered.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Howard Neugebauer says:

    Hello. I have a 1998 Ford expedition that has a code of p0171 and p0174. Were to check first

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Boony Tooty says:

    Cool….great example of "right to repair" legislation.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fam Bam says:

    Nice to see honest mechanic still exists. Dealership would have charged 1500 plus. I wish you were here in the pasadena ca area. Thank you for being honest

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Harald Telorac says:

    Very good Video! Do the partnumbers fit to Kia 08/2006?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Cambest says:

    Seal: BorgWarner 19-00-044-027, NATIONAL 710682, GM 88984501. Bearing: 6008Z NTN, SKF, General, NSK, Schuster.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony Breakspear-Jones says:

    Vicious coupling as I used to call them , did a few on the type 25 syncro vw vans back in the 90ts . They were built into the front differential housing on these vehicles and just like Kia/ Hyundai ( not repairable) or so they said, dismantled one on my own syncro when the steering started to bind found that it had what looked like a mix of STP ( not a sponsor)additive oil and CV joint grease but instead of being a nice black it was a little sparkly. Pulled it all apart gave it a real good clean and the main part it was just like a motor cycle clutch so a metal ring then a fibre ring all in sequence in a basket . Made up a mixture of STP (not a sponsor) and CV grease re-assembled the unit and that fixed your problem lady 👴🏻😎👍🧓🏻

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Asap Rulers says:

    Do you have to do anything special to make sure nothing gets out of balance? Or nothing to worry about

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hawk 1966 says:

    Gotta love a manufacturer that issues a bulletin for a flawed part but not a recall. Nice guys.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kelvin Jordan says:

    Move to decimal. What's the story

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kelvin Jordan says:

    How could u be arsed recording urself working

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerald Scott says:

    Today's vehicles are built out of "assemblies" instead of parts. Kroil is the best stuff available. I've been using it since 1977. Snap On tools are not what they used to be. I have a lot of older ones that are great. Now, believe it or not, I just buy Husky or Kobalt. Yes those are homeowner brands, but they seem to be every bit as good as the new Snap On stuff. I'm really surprised a woman was wiling to get her hands dirty. ANY other mechanic would have simply replaced the entire unit, marked up the price, and charged the customer about $2K for it.