Kia Soul: Inspection - Steering SystemKia Soul: Inspection

Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Service Manual / Steering System / Inspection

Steering Wheel Play Inspection
1.
Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels can face straight ahead.
2.
Measure the distance the steering wheel can be turned without moving the front wheels.

Standard value: 30mm (1.18in.) or less

3.
If the play exceeds standard value, inspect the steering column, shaft, and linkages.
Checking stationary steering effort
1.
Position the vehicle on a level surface and place the steering wheel in the straight ahead position.
2.
Attach a spring scale to the steering wheel. With the engine speed 900 ~ 1100rpm, pull the scale and read it as soon as the tires begin to turn.

Standard value: 3.0kgf or less

3.
If the measured value exceeds standard value, inspect the power steering gear box and MDPS system.
    Special Service Tools
    Tool Name / Number Illustration Description Steering wheel puller 09561-11001 Remove the steering wheel Ball joint puller ...

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