Kia Niro: Steering System / Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting
Symptom
Probable cause
Remedy
Play in steering
Loose yoke plug
Retighten
Loose steering gear mounting bolts
Retighten
Loose or worn tie rod end
Retighten or replace as necessary
Steering wheel does not return properly
Excessive turning resistance of tie rod end
Replace
Yoke plug excessively tight
Adjust
Tie rod and/or ball joint not turning smoothly
Replace
Loose mounting of gear box mounting bracket and/or worn steering shaft joint
Retighten
Worn steering shaft joint and/or body grommet
Correct or replace
Distorted rack
Replace
Damaged pinion bearing
Replace
Rattling or chucking noise in the rack and pinion
Interference with hoses from vehicle body
Reposition
Loose gear box bracket
Retighten
Loose tie rod end and/or ball joint
Retighten
Worn tie rod and/or ball joint
Replace

Repair procedures
Service Adjustment procedure Steering Wheel Play Inspection 1. Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels are facing straight ahead. 2. ...

Electric Power Steering
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Other information:

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Hybrid Power Control Unit (HPCU) Schematic diagrams
Hybrid Power Control Unit (HPCU) connector and high voltage cable Hybrid Power Control Unit (HPCU) terminal And Input/Output signal ECM Terminal Function Connector [C133-S] (94Pin) : HPCU signal input and control Terminal ...

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: General safety information and caution
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