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Anyone faced the problem of worn-out rear differential discs? KIA is not providing them as spare parts. You have to buy a new differential.
Has anyone identified any replacement parts from third party firms or any after-market differential suitable for the Sportage?

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If you are referring to the LSD clutch pack in the rear diff, Eaton (the OE manufacturer of the diff) should have a service pack for them.

Take your diff to a diff specialist rather than a dealer. Dealers are only interested in replacing parts, not repairing them.
 

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How much does Kia want for the differential? I would like to have a whole new axle too.
 

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I believe that Eaton does not support anything to do with the Kia Differential. This was reported by a member of 4x4wire forum. However, you might try and see if you get a different answer from them.
I'm in the process of getting a used one and I'll be looking for replacements. Maybe there is something close from another auto that can be used.
Keep us posted on your findings.

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I have been crawling under Sportages at car lots everywhere. You wouldnt BELIEVE what all I have seen. Most were in pretty bad shape. The worst thing I seen was where someone ran some kind of gas-tank pipeline up threw the wheel-weld 2 inches from the tire. I wonder how long before that will blow up.
I looked at 2 yesterday, told the sales-man that both were dripping oil. One-rear main seal, the other had so many leaks I couldn't even tell. Both needed many things, exhaust systems not even connected. With me being female, he was shocked.
I check the carrier bearings, IF there is any of them left on the cars.
 
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