Mechanics

RACK AND PINION

2002 Kia Sedona • 100,000 miles

I need to know if I need to take the engine out to repair this or is there any other way
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Mattguyett
April 18, 2013.




Nope, done with engine in the car.

Removal
Raise front of vehicle and support with it safety stand.
Remove wheel and tire.
Pull out cotter pin and remove nut.

Separate tie rod from knuckle arm with SST (0K130 283 021).
Notice: Replace nut temporarily so that screw threads do not become damaged.

Loosen the bolts from the return oil pipe and pressure oil pipe and disconnect return oil pipe and pressure oil pipe.
Notice: Use a container or rags to catch power steering fluid when disconnecting return oil pipe and/or pressure oil pipe.

Remove intermediate shaft from the steering rack and linkage.

Loosen the bolts and nuts from the steering rack brackets.
Remove slowly steering rack from right side of vehicle if necessary. Replace rack and linkage entirely. Do not disassemble.
Disassembly

Mark alignment of tie rod, jam nut, and tie rod end as shown.
Loosen tie rod jam nut, and then remove tie rod.
Assembly
Install tie rod jam nut and align with mark made before disassembly.
Install tie rod end and rotate to align with mark made before disassembly.
Tighten tie rod jam nut. Tightening torque: 50 - 58 ft. Lbs. (69 - 78 Nm, 7.0 - 8.0 kg-m)
Install tie rod to knuckle arm.
Replacement
Install steering rack into right side of vehicle.
Tighten bolts and nuts to steering rack brackets. Tightening torque: 55 - 69 ft. Lbs. (74 - 93 Nm, 7.5 - 9.5 kg-m)

Tightening intermediate shaft bolt. Tightening torque: 16 - 20 ft. Lbs. (21 - 26 Nm, 2.2 - 2.7 kg-m)
Connect return oil pipe and pressure oil pipe and tighten bolts from the return oil pipe and pressure oil pipe. Tightening torque: 17 - 26 ft. Lbs. (24 - 35 Nm, 2.4 - 3.6 kg-m)
Install tie-rod into steering knuckle arm.
Tighten nut and install new cotter pin. Tightening torque: 43 - 58 ft. Lbs. (59 - 78 Nm, 6.0 - 8.0 kg-m)
Install wheels and tires.
Lower vehicle.

ASEMaster6371
Apr 18, 2013.


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