Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement - Electric Power Steering - Steering System - Kia Forte TD 2014-2018 Service ManualKia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

Remove the steering wheel.
(Refer to Steering System - "Steering Wheel")
Remove the steering column shroud.
(Refer to Restraint - "Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring")
Remove the clock spring.
(Refer to Restraint - "Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring")
Remove the multifunction switch.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Multifunction switch")
Remove the crash pad lower panel.
(Refer to Body (Interior and Exterior) - "Crash Pad Lower Panel")
Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the pinion of the steering gear box.
Tightening torque :
32.4 38.3Nm (3.3 3.8 kgf.m, 23.9 27.5 lb-ft)

  
Do not use the bolt again.
Remove the body control module.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "BCM (Body Control Module)")
Disconnect all connectors connected to the steering column.
Remove the steering column & EPS unit assembly by loosening the mounting bolt (B) and nuts (A).
Tightening torque :
Nut : 2.7 17.7 N.m(1.3 1.8 kgf.m, 9.4 13.0 lb-ft)
Bolt : 44.1 49.0 N.m (4.5 5.0 kgf.m, 32.5 36.2 lb-ft)

Install in the reverse order of removal.
Register "ASP calibration EPS type recognition" by GDS after replacing steering column assembly.
General Inspection
After or before servicing the EPS system, perform the troubleshooting and test procedure as follows.

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    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement

    Kia Forte: Steering Column and Shaft Replacement