Kia Sorento: Troubleshooting - Steering System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Sorento: Troubleshooting

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service Manual / Steering System / Troubleshooting

Symptom
Probable cause
Remedy
play in steering
Loose yoke plug
Retighten
Loose steering gear mounting bolts
Retighten
Loose or worn tie rod end
Retighten or replace as necessary
Steering wheel operation is not smooth (Insufficient power assist)
V-belt slippage
Readjust
Damaged V-belt
Replace
Low fluid level
Replenish
Air in the fluid
Bleed air
Twisted or damaged hoses
Correct the routing or replace
Insufficient oil pump pressure
Repair or replace the oil pump
Sticky flow control valve
Replace
Excessive internal oil pump leakage
Replace the damaged parts
Excessive oil leaks from rack and pinion in gear box
Replace the damaged parts
Distorted or damaged gear box or valve body seals
Replace
Steering wheel does not return properly
Excessive turning resistance of tie rod end
Replace
Yoke plug excessively tight
Adjust
Tie rod and/or ball joint cannot turn smoothly
Replace
Loose mounting of gear box mounting bracket Worn steering shaft joint and/or
Retighten
Worn steering shaft joint and/or body grommet
Correct or replace
Distorted rack
Replace
Damaged pinion bearing
Replace
Twisted or damaged hoses
Reposition or replace
Damaged oil pressure control valve
Replace
Damaged oil pump input shaft bearing
Replace
Noise
Hissing Noise in Steering Gear
There is some noise with all power steering systems. One of the most common is a hissing sound when the steering wheel is turned and the car is not moving. This noise will be most evident when turning the wheel while the brakes are being applied. There is no relationship between this noise and steering performance. Do not replace the valve unless the "hissing" noise becomes extreme. A replaced valve will also make a slight noise, and is not always a solution for the condition.
Rattling or chucking noise in the rack and pinion
Interference with hoses from vehicle body
Reposition
Loose gear box bracket
Retighten
Loose tie rod end and/or ball joint
Retighten
Worn tie rod and/or ball joint
 
Noise in the oil pump
Low fluid level
Replenish
Air in the fluid
Bleed air
Loose pump mounting bolts
Retighten

Service Adjustment Procedure
Steering Wheel Play Inspection 1. Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels can face straight ahead. 2. Measure the dis ...

Steering wheel
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