Kia Sportage 2005-06

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
Before servicing, or working around, the SRS system, properly disarm the system.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Position the front wheels in the straight ahead position.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Remove the two mounting bolts securing the air bag module to the steering wheel and remove the air bag module.
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  9. Remove the steering wheel nut.
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  11. Mark the steering wheel and the steering shaft so that their relative positions will be know during re-installation.
    WARNING
    Do not hammer on the steering wheel; damage to the steering column may occur.

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  13. Using special tool (09561-11002) or an equivalent puller, remove the steering wheel.
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To install:

  1. Properly align the steering wheel to the shaft and install the steering wheel.
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  3. Tighten the steering wheel retaining nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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  5. Install the air bag module
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

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    Fig. Remove the steering wheel from the column shaft using a puller as shown

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