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: CVVT (Continuous Variable Valve Timing) System Repair procedures
Inspection Variable Force Solenoind (VFS) Refer to Engine Control / Fuel System - "Variable Force Solenoind (VFS)" CVVT Oil Control Valve (OCV) Refer to Engine Control / Fuel System - "CVVT Oil Control Valve (OCV)" Removal ...

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Repair procedures
Inspection    • When removing with a flat-tip screwdriver or remover, wrap protective tape around the tools to prevent damage to components. • Wh ...

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