Kia Optima: Disassembly - Steering Column and Shaft. Repair procedures - Electric Power Steering - Steering System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Optima: Disassembly

Universal joint assembly

1. Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the steering column assembly.

2. Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.
Key lock assembly
1. Make a groove on the head of special bolts (A) by a punch.
2. Loosen the special bolt using a screw driver and then remove the key lock assembly from the steering column assembly.

3. Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.

Replacement
1. Disconnect the battery negative cable from the battery and then wait for at least 30 seconds. 2. Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels can face straight ...

Inspection
1. Check the steering column for damage and deformation. 2. Check the joint bearing for damage and wear. 3. Check the tilt bracket for damage and ...

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Trailer Towing
We do not recommend using this vehicle for trailer towing. ...

Installation
1. Remove the ignition key from the vehicle. 2. Disconnect the battery negative cable and wait for at least three minutes. 3. Tighten the curtain airb ...

Keep belts clean and dry
Seat belts should be kept clean and dry. If belts become dirty, they can be cleaned by using a mild soap solution and warm water. Bleach, dye, strong detergents or abrasives should not be used bec ...

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