Kia_Sephia_Rio_Spectra_Optima_1998-2006

Removal & Installation

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Rio



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cotter pins from both steering tie rod ends and the nuts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the tie rod out of the knuckle arm, using a suitable tool.
  10.  
  11. Remove the set plate from the firewall.
  12.  
  13. Remove the fixing bolt from the steering shaft to steering gear pinion shaft.
  14.  
  15. Remove the steering shaft from the steering gear.
  16.  
  17. Remove the steering gear mounting nuts.
  18.  
  19. Move the steering gear to the right of the vehicle.
  20.  

To install:

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Fig. Rack mounting tightening sequence

  1. Install the steering gear to the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the mounting nuts in the order shown. Tighten the nuts to 23-34 ft. lbs. (31-46 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the steering shaft to the steering gear pinion shaft. Tighten the bolt/nut to 13-20 ft. lbs. (18-27Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the set plate to the firewall.
  8.  
  9. Install the tie rod ends to the knuckle arm and tighten the nuts to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm)
  10.  
  11. Install new cotter pins.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheels.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16.  
  17. Check the front end alignment.
  18.  

Sephia



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cotter pins from both steering tie rod ends and the nuts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the tie rod out of the knuckle arm, using a suitable tool.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the manual steering gear assembly mounting

  10.  
  11. Remove the set plate from the firewall.
  12.  
  13. Remove the fixing bolt from the steering shaft to steering gear pinion shaft.
  14.  
  15. Remove the steering shaft from the steering gear.
  16.  
  17. Remove the steering gear mounting nuts.
  18.  
  19. Move the steering gear to the right of the vehicle.
  20.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Rack mounting tightening sequence

  1. Install the steering gear to the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the mounting nuts in the order shown. Tighten the nuts to 23-34 ft. lbs. (31-46 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the steering shaft to the steering gear pinion shaft. Tighten the bolt/nut to 13-20 ft. lbs. (18-27Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the set plate to the firewall.
  8.  
  9. Install the tie rod ends to the knuckle arm and tighten the nuts to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm)
  10.  
  11. Install new cotter pins.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheels.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16.  
  17. Check the front end alignment.
  18.  

 
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