Kia Optima: Troubleshooting - General Information - Steering System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2021 Service ManualKia Optima: Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Symptom
Probable cause
Remedy
Play in steering
Loose yoke plug
Retighten
Loose steering gear mounting bolts
Retighten
Loose or worn tie rod end
Retighten or replace as necessary
Steering wheel does not return properly
Excessive turning resistance of tie rod end
Replace
Yoke plug excessively tight
Adjust
Tie rod and/or ball joint cannot turn smoothly
Replace
Loose mounting of gear box mounting bracket and/or worn steeringshaft joint
Retighten
Worn steering shaft joint and/or body grommet
Correct or replace
Distorted rack
Replace
Damaged pinion bearing
Replace
Twisted or damaged hoses
Reposition or replace


Specifications
Specifications Item Specification Type Motor Driven Power Steering Steering gear Type Rack & Pinion ...

Steering wheel
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Rear Cross Member Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Remove the rear wheel & tire. Tightening torque: 88.3 ~ 107.9N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage the hub bolts wh ...

Adjustment
Glass Adjustment • Check the glass run channel for damage or deterioration, and replace them if necessary. ...

Removal
1. Lift the vehicle. 2. Disconnect the fuel filler hose (A). 3. Disconnect the ventilation hose (B) from the fuel tank air filter. ...

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