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New to Kia's, Can someone tell me if the front wheel bearings on a 4wd are servicable bearings or not. Thanks Charles

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I have a 1999 sportage , and the wheel bearings are easily replaced.
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Default Front wheel bearings - Adjustable or not

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I have a 1999 sportage , and the wheel bearings are easily replaced.
I have just been for the MOT and although it has passed there is some play in the front nearside wheel which appears to be possibly in the bearing.
I have worked on many cars but never looked at 4 wheel drive cars.

Is there any information (pictures) or details of the disassembly of the front hubs and bearings ?
Also are the front bearings of the tapered type of torqued and can they be tightened ?

1 more thing - There is some play (nothing major) in the steering. It seems to be between the box in the engine to the wheels, is there anyway of tightening this play please.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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There's a little play in the steering of my 00 Sportage. It's still on the lift so I'll go look at it in a few minutes.

But your front bearing is much like any front wheel drive set up. I checked Kia Global Information System (KGIS) but they don't have any pictures that I could fund.

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