SERVICE MANUAL
  Applies to: Hyundai Coupe/Tiburon 1998-2001
GROUP
Drive Shaft & Axle General
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TROUBLESHOOTING 
Symptom
Probable cause
Remedy
Vehicle pulls to one side
Scoring of drive shaft ball joint
Replace

Wear, rattle or scoring wheel bearing
Replace

Defective front suspension and steering
Adjust or replace
Vibration
Wear, damage or bending of drive shaft
Replace

Drive shaft rattle and hub serration
Replace

Wear, rattle or sintering of wheel bearing
Replace
Shimmy
Defective wheel balance
Adjust or replace

Defective front suspension and steering
Adjust or replace
Excessive noise
Wear, damage or bending of drive shaft
Replace

Rattle of drive shaft and hub serration
Replace

Rattle of drive shaft and side gear serration
Replace

Wear, rattle or scoring of wheel bearing
Replace

Loose hub nut
Adjust or replace

Defective front suspension and steering
Adjust or replace
Bent cage
Cage damage due to improper handling or tool usage
Replace bearing
Galling
Metal smears on roller end due to overheating, lubricant problem or overloading
Check seals, check for proper lubrication
Cracked inner race
Race cracked due to improper fit, cooking or poor bearing seats
Replace bearing
Etching
Bearing surfaces appear gray or grayish black in color with related etching away of material usually at roller spacing
Replace bearing
Brinelling
Surface indentations on race surface caused by rollers either under impact loading or vibration while the bearing is not rotating
Check seals, check for proper lubrication
Heat discoloration
Heat discoloration is dark blue resulting from overload or no lubricant (Yellow or brown color is normal)
Replace bearing
Check seals and other parts
Fatigue spalling
Flaking of surface metal resulting from fatigue
Replace bearing
Clean all related parts