Kia Optima Hybrid: Steering System / 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

Special Service Tools

Special Service Tools Tool Name / NumberIIIustrationDescriptionLower arm ball joint remover0K545-A9100Removal of front lower arm from front axle Personal Protective Equipment NameIllustrationDescriptionInsulation ...

Electric Power Steering

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Other information:

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: Front Hub / Knuckle Repair procedures


Replacement 1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly. Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported. 2. Remove wheel nuts, front wheel and tire from front hub. Tightening torque: 88.2 ~ 107.8 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.0 ~ 79.5 lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage to the wheel nuts when ...

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: Multimedia Jack Repair procedures


Removal 1. Remove the shift lever knob. (Refer to the BD group - "Console") 2. Remove the console upper cover (A). 3. Disconnect the connector from the console upper cover. 4. Remove the multimedia jack (B) from the console under cover after releasing the fixed hooks (A). Installation 1. Install the ...

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