Kia Optima Hybrid: Steering System / Special Service Tools

Special Service Tools
Tool Name / Number
IIIustration
Description
Lower arm ball joint remover
0K545-A9100

Removal of front lower arm from front axle

Personal Protective Equipment
Name
Illustration
Description
Insulation glove

Used when inspecting or working on the high voltage components
[Insulation performance : 1000V / 300A or above]
Insulation shoes

Used when inspecting or working on the high voltage components
Insulation clothes

Insulation helmet

Safety glasses

Used in the case below
• During Removal & installation or inspection of the high voltage battery terminals or wiring, which spark might happen.
• During working on the high voltage battery pack assembly.
Face shield

Insulation mat

Putting the removed high voltage components on the insulation mat to prevent safety accidents.
Insulation sheet

Covering the high voltage components with insulation sheet to prevent people who don’t wear the personal protective equipment from safety accidents.

Specifications

Specifications ItemSpecificationTypeMotor Driven Power SteeringSteering gearTypeRack & PinionRack stroke148mm (5.82in)Steering angle(Max.)Inner40.05° ± 1.5°Outer32.95° Tightening Torques ItemTightening ...

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting SymptomProbable causeRemedyPlay in steeringLoose yoke plugRetightenLoose steering gear mounting boltsRetightenLoose or worn tie rod endRetighten or replace as necessarySteering wheel does ...

Other information:

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: Automatic Transaxle Repair procedures


Removal     • Be sure to read and follow the “General Safety Information and Caution” before doing any work related with the high voltage system. Failure to follow the safety instructions may result in serious electrical injuries. • Be sure to shut off the high voltage circuit according ...

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: ETC (Electronic Throttle Control) System Description and Operation


Description The Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) System consists of a throttle body with an integrated control motor and throttle position sensor (TPS). Instead of the traditional throttle cable, an Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) is used to receive driver input. The ECM uses the APS signal to calculate ...

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