Kia Optima: Disassembly - Steering Gear box. Repair procedures - Electric Power Steering - Steering System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2020 Service ManualKia Optima: Disassembly

1. Remove the dust packing & cap (A) from the pinion housing.

2. Loosen the lock nut and then remove the tie rod end (B) and lock nut (A) from the tie rod.

3. Remove the bellows clip (A) and band (B) and then pull the bellows (C) away from the end of the tie rod.

4. Remove the tie rod (B) from the rack bar (A) by unscrewing the tie rod inner ball joint.

5. Remove the plug (A) from the pinion housing.

6. Remove the oil seal (B) from the plug (A).

7. Remove the yoke plug (A) and spring (B) and then pull out the support yoke (C).

8. Remove the O-ring (B) from the support yoke assembly (A).

9. Pull the pinion assembly (A) out of the pinion housing.

10. Pull the rack bar (A) out of the rack housing.

11. Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.

Replacement
1. Remove the front wheel & tire. Tightening torque : 88.3 ~ 107.9N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft) ...

Inspection
1. Rack bar A. Check the rack gear for damage. B. Check the rack bar for bend and deformation. 2. ...

See also:

Engine compartment
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Refrigerant line. Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Discharge refrigerant from refrigeration system. 2. Replace faulty tube or hose. ...

Inspection
1. Check the driveshaft boots for damage and deterioration. 2. Check the driveshaft spline for wear or damage. 3. Check that there is no water or ...

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