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: Repair procedures


On-vehicle Inspection Spark Test 1. Disconnect the ignition coil connectors (A).     When disconnecting the ignition coil connector, pull out the locking pin (A) and then pull out the connector while pressing the clip (B). 2. Remove the ignition coils (A). 3. Disconnect the injector connectors ...

Kia Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) 2016-2020 Service Manual: 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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