Kia Sportage: Electric Power Steering / Steering Column and Shaft Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2023) Service Manual / Steering System / Electric Power Steering / Steering Column and Shaft Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Disconnect the battery negative cable.
2.
Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels are facing straight ahead.
3.
Remove the driver airbag module.
(Refer to Restraint - "Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring")
4.
Loosen the lock bolt (A) and then remove the steering wheel.
Tightning torque :
44.1 - 49.0 N·m (4.5 - 5.0 kgf·m, 32.5 - 36.2 lb·ft)

  
Do not hammer on the steering wheel to remove it; it may damage the steering column.
5.
Remove the universal joint bolt (A).
Tightening torque :
32.4 - 37.3 N·m(3.3 - 3.8 kgf·m, 23.9 - 27.5 lb·ft)

  
Keep the neutral-range to prevent the damaging of the clock spring inner cable when you handling the steering wheel.
Do not reuse the bolt.
6.
Loosen the screw and then remove the shroud.

7.
Remove the clock spring.
(Refer to Restraint - "Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring")
8.
Loosen the screw (A) from the multifunction switch.

9.
Disconnect the connector and then remove the multifunction switch.

10.
Disconnect the MDPS connector.

11.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
12.
Register "ASP calibration EPS type recognition" by GDS after replacing steering column assembly.
(Refer to Electric Power Steering - "Repair procedures")
Disassembly
Universal joint assembly
1.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the steering column assembly.
Tightening torque :
49.0 - 58.8 N·m(5.0 - 6.0 kgf·m, 36.2 - 43.4 lb·ft)

2.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
Inspection
1.
Check the steering column for damage and deformation.
2.
Check the joint bearing for damage and wear.
3.
Check the tilt bracket for damage and cracks.
4.
Check the key lock assembly for proper operation and replace it if necessary.
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