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

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Service Manual / Steering System / Electric Power Steering / Steering Column and Shaft Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Disconnect the battery negative cable from the battery and then wait for at least 30 seconds.
2.
Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels can face straight ahead.
3.
Remove the airbag module.
(Refer to Restraint - "Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring")
4.
Disconnect the connector & lock nut (A) and then remove the steering wheel by using special service tools (09561-11001).
Tightening torque :
39.2 ~ 49.0N.m (4.0 ~ 5.0kgf.m, 28.9 ~ 36.2lb-ft)

  
Do not hammer on the steering wheel to remove it; it may damage the steering column.
Do not reuse lock nut.
Must be replaced with new lock nut when assembling. (SEAL-LOCK has been processed)
5.
Remove the crash pad lower panel.
(Refer to Body - "Crash Pad Lower Panel")
6.
Remove the brake pedal. (RHD type)
(Refer to Brake System - "Brake Pedal")
7.
Loosen the screw and then remove the steering column upper (A) and lower shroud (B).

8.
Disconnect the connectors (A) and then remove the clock spring (B).

  
When assembling set the center position by setting the marks between the clock spring and the cover into line. Make an array the mark (▶◀) by turning the clock spring clockwise to the stop and then 2.0 revolutions counterclockwise.
9.
Disconnect the connector (A).

10.
Loosen the screw and then remove the multifunction switches (A).

11.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the pinion of the steering gear box.
Tightening torque :
32.4 ~ 37.3N.m (3.3 ~ 3.8kgf.m, 23.9 ~ 27.5lb-ft)

  
When the universal joint is reassembled to pinion, tighten angle(joint angle) is about 45Deg. to vehicle T direction.
12.
Disconnect all connectors connected to the steering column.
13.
Remove the steering column & EPS unit assembly by loosening the mounting bolt (B) and nuts (A).
Tightening torque :
Nut : 12.7 ~ 17.7N.m (1.3 ~ 1.8kgf.m, 9.4 ~ 13.0lb-ft)
Bolt : 44.1 ~ 49.0N.m (4.5 ~ 5.0kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 36.2lb-ft)

14.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the steering column assembly.
Tightening torque :
29.4 ~ 34.3N.m (3.0 ~ 3.5kgf.m, 21.7 ~ 25.3lb-ft)

15.
Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.
  
After the universal joint is completely inserted to column and pinion shaft, the universal joint is assembled.
Disassembly
Key lock assembly
1.
Make a groove on the head of special bolts (A) by a punch.

2.
Loosen the special bolt using a screw driver and then remove the key lock assembly from the steering column assembly.
3.
Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.
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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