Kia Optima: Chassis / Steering Gear Rack, Linkage and Boots

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2024 Service and Repair Manual / Maintenance / Chassis / Steering Gear Rack, Linkage and Boots

Repair procedures
Inspection
Steering Wheel Play Inspection
1.

Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels are facing straight ahead.

2.

Measure the distance that the steering wheel can be turned without moving the front wheels.

Standard value : 0 - 30 mm (0 - 1.1811 in.) or less

3.

If the play exceeds standard value, inspect the steering column, shaft, and linkages.

Drive Shafts and Boots
Repair procedures Inspection Drive shaft 1. Check the drive shaft boots for loose clamps, cracks, grease leaks, kinks or damage ...

Suspension Ball Joints
Repair procedures Inspection 1. Visually check to be sure that there are no flaws and cracks that may cause injury. ...

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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2024 Service and Repair Manual: Parking Brake


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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2024 Owner's Manual: Battery replacement


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