Kia Optima: Replacement - Steering Gear box. Repair procedures - Electric Power Steering - Steering System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2023 Service ManualKia Optima: Replacement

1. Remove the front wheel & tire.

Tightening torque :

88.3 ~ 107.9N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)


Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel & tire.
2. Disconnect the stabilizer link (B) from the front strut assembly (A) after loosening the nut.

Tightening torque :

98.1 ~ 117.7N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8lb-ft)


3. Remove the split pin and castle nut and then disconnect the tie-rod end (A) from the front knuckle.

Tightening torque :

34.3 ~ 44.1N.m(3.5 ~ 4.5kgf.m, 25.7 ~ 32.5lb-ft)


4. Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the lower arm (A).

Tightening torque :

98.1 ~ 117.7N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8lb-ft)


5. Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the pinion of the steering gear box.

Tightening torque :

29.4 ~ 34.3N.m (3.0 ~ 3.5kgf.m, 21.7 ~ 25.7lb-ft)


Х Keep in the neutral-range to prevent damage of the clock spring inner cable when you handle the steering wheel.
Х Do not use the bolt again.
6. Remove the under cover (A).

7. Loosen the bolt (A) & nut (B) and then remove the roll rod stopper.

Tightening torque :

107.9 ~ 127.5N.m (11.0 ~ 13.0kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 94.0lb-ft)


8. Disconnect the muffler rubber hanger (A).

9. Loosen the bolts & nuts and then remove the sub frame (A).

Tightening torque

Sub frame mounting bolts & nuts:

156.9 ~ 176.5N.m (16.0 ~ 18.0kgf.m, 115.7 ~ 130.2lb-ft)

Sub frame stay bolts & nuts:

44.1 ~ 58.8N.m (4.5 ~ 6.0kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 43.4lb-ft)

10. Remove the stabilizer bar.
11. Loosen the bolt and then remove the steering gear box (A).

Tightening torque :

88.3 ~ 107.9N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)


12. Installation is the reverse of the removal.

Steering Gear box. Repair procedures
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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 ...

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