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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Tire replacement
If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear indicator will appear as a solid band across the tread. This shows there is less than 1.6 mm (1/16 inch) of tread left on the tire. Replace the tir ...

VSM (Vehicle stability management)
This system provides further enhancements to vehicle stability and steering responses when a vehicle is driving on a slippery road or a vehicle detected changes in coefficient of friction between ...

Recommended cold tire inflation pressures
All tire pressures (including the spare) should be checked when the tires are cold. “Cold Tires” means the vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours or driven less than 1.6 km (on ...

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