Kia Optima: Disassembly - Steering Gear box. Repair procedures - Electric Power Steering - Steering System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2023 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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Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Repair procedures
Removal 1. Remove the rear wheel and tire. Tightening torque: 88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6 lb-ft) 2. Remove the rear wheel speed sensor mounting bolt (A). Tightenin ...

Good driving practices
Never move the shift lever from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to any other position with the accelerator pedal depressed. Never move the shift lever into P (Park) when the vehicle is in motion. Be ...

Components and Components Location
Components Location 1. Drive shaft2. Lower arm3. Front disk4. Front strut assembly5. Steering gearbox6. Front stabilizer bar7. Sub frame ...

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