The clicking you hear is likely the cause of a rubber coupling in the motor driven power steering unit (MDPS). There is actually a technical service bulletin (TSB) related to the clicking. If you look at pic 1, it shows the coupling I'm referring to.
As you can tell, it isn't something that is easy to replace. In fact, to replace the coupling requires disassembly of the MDPS and computer programming to get it properly working again. Honestly, I feel this is a dealer repair unless you feel comfortable and have the tooling needed.
Here is the actual TSB. The remaining pics will correlate with this TSB.
2011 Hyundai Sonata L4-2.4L
Steering - Clicking Noise When Turning Steering Wheel
Vehicle Steering - Clicking Noise When Turning Steering Wheel
STEERING - CLICKING NOISE WHEN TURNING STEERING WHEEL
YF SONATA MDPS COUPLING REPLACEMENT
This bulletin describes the procedure to replace the flexible rubber coupling in the MDPS (motor driven power steering) assembly to address a minor clicking noise when turning the steering wheel in some Sonata (YF) vehicles.
Sonata (YF) vehicles produced from SOP to 12/11/2013
1. Remove MDPS assembly from the vehicle (refer to shop manual for removal procedure).
2. Loosen the 3 bolts (A) to remove the MDPS motor using a T25 socket, or similar tool.
3. Remove rubber coupler (B).
Use an air gun or brush to remove all debris around the coupling seating areas (C).
4. Install new flexible coupler (D) into MDPS assembly. Verify that the coupling is correctly seated.
5. Install the motor back onto the assembly and re-install the MDPS assembly into the vehicle in the reverse order of removal.
(Tightening torque MDPS motor bolts:
7.84 11.76 Nm or 0.8 1.2kgf)
6. Connect GDS VCI to DLC connector. Connect VCI to GDS using USB cable.
Turn the ignition ON and verify that all electrical systems turn off (no electrical load).
Select model and EPS (Electric Power Steering) system, then press "OK" button on the screen.
7. Select "Option Treatment" under the Vehicle S/W Management tab.O
8. Select "ASP Calibration."
9. Press "OK" to continue with ASP calibration.
10. Center the steering wheel with the ignition ON and engine idling, then press "OK."
11. Turn the ignition OFF and wait for 15 seconds. Then turn the ignition ON and press "OK."
12. Under Current Data, verify that the Steering Angle Sensor value is at: 0.0 5.0 degrees
I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have other questions.
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Sunday, April 26th, 2020 AT 6:48 PM