Kia Optima: Specifications - General Information - Steering System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2023 Service ManualKia Optima: Specifications

Specifications

Item
Specification
Type
Motor Driven Power Steering
Steering gear
Type
Rack & Pinion
Rack stroke
148mm(5.8268)
Steering angle(Max.)
Inner
40.04° ± 1.5°
Outer
32.96°

Tightening Torques

Item
Tightening torque (kgf.m)
Nm
kgf.m
lb-ft
Hub nuts
88.3 ~ 107.9
9.0 ~ 11.0
65.1 ~ 79.6
Steering wheel lock nut
39.2 ~ 49.0
4.0 ~ 5.0
28.9 ~ 36.2
Steering column mounting bolt and nut
12.7 ~ 17.7
1.3 ~ 1.8
9.4 ~ 13.0
Universal joint to pinion of steering gear
29.4 ~ 34.3
3.0 ~ 3.5
21.7 ~ 25.7
Tie rod end castle nut
34.3 ~ 44.1
3.5 ~ 4.5
25.7 ~ 32.5
Lower arm ball joint bolt and nut
98.1 ~ 117.7
10.0 ~ 12.0
72.3 ~ 86.8
Steering gear box mounting bolts
88.3 ~ 107.9
9.0 ~ 11.0
65.1 ~ 79.6
Stabilizer link nut
98.1 ~ 117.7
10.0 ~ 12.0
72.3 ~ 86.8
Sub frame mounting bolts & nuts
176.5~ 196.1
18.0 ~ 20.0
130.2 ~ 144.7
Roll rod mounting bolt & nut
107.9 ~ 127.5
11.0 ~13.0
79.6 ~ 94.0


General Information
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Symptom Probable cause Remedy Play in steering Loose yoke plug Retighten Loose steering gear ...

See also:

Safety Belt Warning
As a reminder to the driver and passenger, safety belt warning light will blink for approximately 6 seconds each time you turn the ignition switch ON. If the driver's lap/shoulder belt is not ...

Replacement
1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly. Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported. 2. Remove wheel nuts, rear wheel and tire from rear hub. Ti ...

Installation
1. Installation is the reverse of removal. • If you don't ...

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