Kia Optima: Disassembly - Steering Gear box. Repair procedures - Electric Power Steering - Steering System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2018 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. ...

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Disassembly
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Winter Driving
We recommend that you carry emergency equipment, including tire chains, a window scraper, windshield de-icer, a bag of sand or salt, flares, a small shovel and jumper cables. Make sure you ...

Special Service Tools
Special Service Tools Tool(Number and Name) Illustration Use 09581-11000 Piston expander Spreading the front and rear ...

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