Kia Optima: Inspection - Steering Column and Shaft. Repair procedures - Electric Power Steering - Steering System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Optima: 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 cracks.
4. Check the key lock assembly for proper operation and replace it if necessary.

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 ...

Steering Gear box. Components and Components Location
Components 1. Tie rod end 2. Lock nut 3. Bellows 4. Bellows band 5. Tie rod 6. Rack bar 7. Dust packing 8. Dust cap 9. Oil seal 10. Pinion plug ...

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Non-operational conditions of rear parking assist system
The rear parking assist system may not operate properly when: 1. Moisture is frozen to the sensor. (It will operate normally when the moisture has been cleared.) 2. The sensor is covered with forei ...

Towing with a vehicle other than a tow truck
If towing is necessary, we recommend you to have it done by an Authorized Kia dealer or a commercial tow truck service. If towing service is not available in an emergency, your vehicle may be tem ...

To Defrost Outside Windshield
1. Set temperature to the extreme hot (25°C~32°C) position. 2. Set the fan speed to the or position. 3. Press the defrost button (). 4. The air conditioning will be turned on according to the ...

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