Driveline  KIA

Send your existing  driveline core to us and we will rebuild and high speed balance your unit and save you money at least 20%!

We also offer new replacement drivelines  for the following KIA models:  Sorento 2WD,Sorento 4WD, Sportage Front Shaft.

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Rear Shaft 2 door and 4 door models 

KIA driveshaft's  design is intended to completely eliminate natural frequency vibrations.  The problem with this design of universal joint is that repair is difficult, relatively expensive and prone to early failure.  And front driveshaft run out, the most common KIA driveshaft design is that the front driveline is centered directly off the transmission main shaft. This  design causes KIA driveshafts to rotate with the smallest amount of radial run-out possible. Additionally the rear part of a KIA driveshaft is centered with the next most accurate means, a precision piloted fit flange.

As with and high speed rotating mechanism when parts wear or fail, serious vibrations can start small and build to cause sever damage to other drivetrain related components.  An updated designed universal joint is manufactured to exacting specifications, which specifically eliminates the root cause of early KIA u-joint/driveshaft failure.

Below we have provided a detailed applications guide covering all KIA models drivelines, select your KIA model Sorento 2WD,Sorento 4WD, Sportage Front Shaft. Rear Shaft 2 door and 4 door model,s just locate your KIA model year and chassis model, then you will be able to see the correct part number and your cost.  Just select double click the part number, this will take you to a more detailed information you can then from this page proceed to ordering replacement drive shaft and it will be on its way to you.

Drivelines/Driveshafts, Rear Ends, Overdrive Units, Manual Transmissions and Transfer Cases, Full Service Shop located in our Reno/Sparks Facility.

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Complete KIA Drive Line and Driveshafts OEM replacement units, let us replace your existing unit and you save money. We offer a complete line of KIA shafts, center bearings, end yokes, u-joints, and flanges.   Need information on other vehicle manufacture drivelines see below or call 800-216-1632.


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 Honda Ridgeline
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Need help or tips with drivelines see our free information below on how to maintain or troubleshoot driveline's and driveshafts including angle phasing issues.

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Save money send us you existing driveshaft core and we will re-builld it and high speed balance your shaft.  Save 20% or more.

Troubleshooting Driveline Problems:

Angles and Phasing - Diagnostic & Testing

Field Problem Analysis and Answers

Troubleshooting Driveline Problems

Center Bearing Support Bracket

Review our You tube video, see how drivelines are manufactured

Driveshaft Vibrations Problems KIA

This challenge is usually caused by used or worn u-joints or dings and dents in lyour tubing. We can offer support and tips for u joint maintenance for your KIA Pickup. 

Running raised s with larger tires, are you changing the transfer case model, or transmission. If you have a two piece driveshaft it's important to balance the complete assembly at the same time, just contact us (800-216-1632) we will help you get rid of vibration problems. See our free information on how to keep up or troubleshoot driveline and with angle phasing concerns.

Driveshaft Failure Symptoms KIA

New or strange noises from under the vehicle are a symptom of a problem with the driveshaft. These noises can emulate from the following:

Failure of Transmission or T-Case rear bushing or driveshaft center support bearing will facilitate driveshaft malfunction. Driveshaft U-joints excessive wear or failing will interfere with the driveshaft’s ability to rotate properly. This will cause; rattling, clunking, scraping, or even squeaking sounds.

U-joints might be operating dry of lubrication may also produce a squeaking noise at lower speeds. Clicking or knocking sounds specifically can indicate a faulty CV joint. Any noises such as these are an indicator that your vehicle is ready for maintenance. Problems with turning the vehicle is another likely sign of a bad driveshaft. A broken driveshaft can prevent wheels from turning properly, giving you trouble when trying to make turns. This issue limits your overall control of the . These issues can prevent you from driving the correctly.

Driveshaft Shuddering Problem with KIA Driveshafts

Experiencing a significant shudder when accelerating from low speed or a stopped position, it can be another sign of failing driveshaft component. A U-joint or bad center bearing within the driveshaft may cause the faltering acceleration. You may also hear sounds while the is shuddering from the worn-out U-joint. Driveshaft  failure at freeway speeds is traumatic, don’t let it happen to you or your wife.

Driveshaft KIA Modifications

Vehicles with 4 x 4 off road and 4wd Pickups tend to be harder on the driveshafts. We offer both front and rear shafts plus customized shafts (for your application) if required. New OEM shafts as well as re-manufactured drivelines are available, let us repair your existing driveline assembly and you save money.

When you are modifying your vehicle the drivelshaft often needs modifying to; Lifting or lowering the suspension, swapping transmissions or axles, 4x4s, rock crawlers, hotrods, customs, all of these things usually require drive shaft modification to be done correctly. 

We are able to fabricate over 100 different drivelines configuration for the KIA cars and pickups. We also provide a  full assortment of new Spicer Dana and NEAPCO yokes, u-joint parts, and flanges, existing  shafts reduced or lengthened.

Also, heavy duty industrial shafts are one of our primary products areas such as over the highway 18 wheeler, farming, building, construction and mining shafts. We also have a large stock of power take off shaft (PTO). Double and individual CV joint shafts created for vehicles with perspective problems (angle) are available, along with shafts designed to your particular engineering and design specs.

The essential function of your driveshaft is always to transmit energy from a point (rear of transmission or transfer case to another point with constant action. In construction, s and pickups, the drivetrain was created to send torque through angles from your transmission for the axle (or auxiliary transmission). The driveshaft must go through

constantly changing general viewpoints (angles) in the middle the transmission and axle. It must also be able to transforming size while transmitting torque (by way of the slide yoke). rides suspended by springs inside an unusual, hovering motion. This indicates the driveshaft must have the capacity to broaden, change and contact working perspectives, when experiencing protrusions or depressions. This is often accomplished through common joint parts, which permit the driveline to be used at divergent angles, in addition to slip yokes, which allow contraction or growth to happen.

When your drive/shaft  is not well-balanced with all the genuine yoke and U-joint components, you could have not repaired the possible vibrations. Our facility features the newest in driveshaft  production, and precision equipment and tooling. 

Driveshaft High Speed Balancing is the key to removing all vibrations, totally free efficiency for your KIA drivetrain!

A driveshaft is not planning to operate clear and vibrations free unless it is right plus in balance. Our shafts are, right after set up and before welding, pre-straighten inside a unique hydraulic tool, it is actually straightened to improve than factory specifications. We then dynamically highspeed harmony of the whole shaft assembly.

Want to review our detailed high quality  driveline manufacturing process we have provided a detailed video. We also specialize in high end service, if you are delivering to us your outdated driveline to be rebuilt your driveline will leave our store within 36 hours after being received. Don't see what you need just contact us toll free (800-216-1632), free technical support.

Drivetrain’s single-piece drivelines are transported assembled and ready to install completely from the box. Our shafts are factory balanced for guaranteed performance, along with a lengthy service life. Simply eliminate your outdated drive shaft and install the newest one in its place.

See general applications guide/table below, don't see what you need just give our Driveshaft Technical expert a call toll free 800-216-1632, free technical support.  

Further information is provided on other company’s driveline’s or driveshaft’s is provided in first table below.  With the second table just click component part number to have more information or to place an order online.

KIA Driveshaft Parts

We can also provide both new and good take out Driveshaft parts individually, our GTO program is designed to save you money!   Large stock of Dana Spicer and NEAPCO  inventory includes:

  • Yoke Shafts
  • Weld Yokes
  • End Yokes
  • Stub shaft ends
  • Slip Yokes
  • U-joints
  • Tubing

 To ensure exact replacement driveshaft for your application we will need to know the following information:

Make, model and year of vehicle
Manual or Automatic transmission, with or without external overdrive
3, 4,  5 or 6 speed transmission
Model number of transfer case (if 4WD)
Engine size and type (diesel or gasoline - 4, 6, or 8 cylinder)
Series of drive shaft (if you know it)
Wheel base of vehicle
Measure from center of ujoint front to back center of ujoint
Location of Driveshaft (front or rear)Don't see what you need just give our Driveshaft Technical expert a call toll free 800-216-1632, free technical support.

Kia Driveshafts Replacements products double click part number to see additional information or to purchase online. You can also call toll free 800-216-1632.  We will help you get the correct part the first time.

Part Number Application/Description
DTS2692-23 KIA Driveline Sorento 2WD 2003 2006 Auto
DTS2694-10 KIA Driveline Sorento 4WD Front shaft full time 4WD 2003 2006 Auto
DTS2691-121 KIA Driveline Sportage Front Shaft 1995 2002 Auto & Manual
DTS2691-122 KIA Driveline Sportage Rear Shaft 4 Door 1995 2002 Auto & Manual
DTS2691-123 KIA Driveline Sportage 2WD Rear Shaft 4 Door 1995 2002 Manual