How do I remove the rear drive shaft of my Sportage for towing behind a motorhome?

Asked by Feb 28, 2009 at 03:04 PM about the 2001 Kia Sportage EX 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi

I have a 2001 Sportage 4WD Limited Edition.  I need to tow it behind my motorhome for 750 miles on a two-wheel car dolly.  The owner's manual states that the rear drive shaft should be removed if the vehicle will exceed 28 MPH and/or 50 miles.  Can anyone provide me with information on how to do this?  Or, a link to instructions for doing this.

Thanks for any help.

BajaB

3 Answers

Hello, I have the same situation, Did you ever get the answer/instructions on hot to do this? If so will you past them onto me please... Thanks in advance

If you look at your at your driveshaft it should have a flange at both ends. There are 4 small bolts on each flange. Take these bolts out and push the driveshaft back from transmission, it will come out.

10

you don't need to remove the drive shaft, just put the rear wheels on the dolly and lock the steering wheel so the wheels are straight then you can tow it and the rear wheels won't turn causing damage to transmission BUT MAKE SURE STEERING WHEEL IS LOCKED WITH WHEELS STRAIGHT!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Sportage

Looking for a Used Sportage in your area?

CarGurus has 18,587 nationwide Sportage listings starting at $1,795.

ZIP:

Kia Sportage Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    400
  • #2
    Mike Salas
    Reputation
    260
  • #3
    debbys
    Reputation
    240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
861 Great Deals out of 59,622 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4
831 Great Deals out of 51,464 listings starting at $1,600
Used Ford Escape
1,231 Great Deals out of 103,228 listings starting at $500
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
294 Great Deals out of 18,312 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Optima
516 Great Deals out of 32,633 listings starting at $995
Used Subaru Forester
389 Great Deals out of 38,630 listings starting at $1,590

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Kia Sportage For Sale
10,872 listings starting at $16,499
2017 Kia Sportage For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 2,815 listings starting at $13,599
2016 Kia Sportage For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 928 listings starting at $10,247
2015 Kia Sportage For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 999 listings starting at $11,587
2014 Kia Sportage For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 783 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.