Kia Picanto: Motor Driven Power Steering / Steering Gear box

Kia Picanto JA 2017-2023 Service & Repair Manual / Steering System / Motor Driven Power Steering / Steering Gear box

Repair procedures
Remove the universal joint bolt (A).
Tightening torque :
32.4 - 37.3 N·m (3.3 - 3.8 kgf·m, 23.9 - 27.5 lb·ft)

Keep the gear in the neutral range to prevent any damage on the clock spring inner cable while handling the steering wheel.
Do not reuse the bolt.
Remove the front/rear wheel tire (A).
Tightening torque:
107.9 - 127.5 N·m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf·m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb·ft)

Be careful not to damage the wheel nuts when removing the front wheel and tire.
Remove the lower arm bolt and nut.
Tightening torque:
58.8 - 70.6 N·m (6.0 - 7.2 kgf·m, 43.4 - 52.1 lb·ft)

Remove the front lower arm from the front knuckle using the SST (0K545-A9100).
After removing bolts from the front knuckle, install and tighten the sub body bolt (A) .

Input the sub body (B) between the front knuckle and the sub body bolt.
Tighten the bolt (C) of the sub body to broaden the gap of the front knuckle.

Install the safe wire.

Install a safe wire on the front strut to prevent dropping the SST and injuring technicians.
Install the main body (A) between the front strut and the lower arm.
To avoid the main body coming off, install a fixing clamp (B) beside the main body.

After installing a body, rotate the handle (A) clockwise util the clamp is fixed on the lower arm.

Tighten the main body bolt (A) slowly and remove the lower arm from the front knuckle.

Remove the pin and nut from the tie rod end ball joint.
Tightening torque:
24.5 - 34.3 N·m (2.5 - 3.5 kgf·m, 18.1 - 25.3 lb·ft)

Remove the tie rod end ball joint from the knuckle by using the SST (09568-1S100).

Remove the stabilizer link nut.
Tightening torque:
49.0 - 58.8 N·m (5.0 - 6.0 kgf·m, 36.2 - 43.4 lb·ft)

When loosening the nut, fix the outer hexagon of stabilizer bar link.
Be careful not to damage the stabilizer link boots.
Remove the roll rod bracket.
G 1.0 MPI (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Mounting")
G 1.2 MPI (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Mounting")
Remove the muffler hanger.

Loosen the bolts & nuts and then remove the sub frame (A).
Tightening torque:
176.5 - 196.1 N·m (18.0 - 20.0 kgf·m, 130.2 - 144.7 lb·ft)

Remove the gear box heat protector.
Tightening torque:
6.9 - 10.8 N·m (0.7 - 1.1 kgf·m, 5.1 - 8.0 lb·ft)

Loosen the gear box mounting bolts and then remove the gear box.
Tightening torque:
88.2 - 107.8 N·m (9.0 - 11.0 kgf·m, 65.0 - 79.5 lb·ft)

Install in the reverse order of removal.
Check the wheel alignment.
(Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Alignment")
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