Kia Soul: Steering gear box, linkage & boots/lower arm ball joint - Explanation of scheduled maintenance items - MaintenanceKia Soul: Steering gear box, linkage & boots/lower arm ball joint

Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Explanation of scheduled maintenance items / Steering gear box, linkage & boots/lower arm ball joint

With the vehicle stopped and engine off, check for excessive free-play in the steering wheel.

Check the linkage for bends or damage. Check the dust boots and ball joints for deterioration, cracks, or damage. Replace any damaged parts.

    Suspension mounting bolts
    Check the suspension connections for looseness or damage. Retighten to the specified torque. ...

    Power steering pump, belt and hoses (if equipped)
    Check the power steering pump and hoses for leakage and damage. Replace any damaged or leaking parts immediately. Inspect the power steering belt (or drive belt) for evidence of cuts, cracks, exce ...

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