Kia Sorento: Steering Column and Shaft Removal - Electric Power Steering - Steering System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2023 Service ManualKia Sorento: Steering Column and Shaft Removal

Second Generation XM (2011-2023) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2023 Service Manual / Steering System / Electric Power Steering / Steering Column and Shaft Removal

1.
Disconnect the battery negative cable from the battery and then wait for at least 30 seconds.
2.
Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels can face straight ahead.
3.
Remove the airbag module.
(Refer to Restraint - "Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring")
4.
Disconnect the connector & lock nut (A) and then remove the steering wheel by using special service tools (09561-11001).

Tightening torque :
39.2 ~ 49.0 N.m (4.0 ~ 4.5 kgf.m, 28.9 ~ 36.2 lb-ft)

  
Do not hammer on the steering wheel to remove it; it may damage the steering column.

5.
Remove the steering column shroud.
(Refer to Restraint - "Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring")
6.
Remove the clock spring.
(Refer to Restraint - "Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring")
7.
Remove the multifunction switch.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Multifunction switch")
8.
Remove the crash pad lower panel.
(Refer to Body (Interior and Exterior) - "Crash Pad Lower Panel")
9.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the pinion of the steering gear box.

Tightening torque :
32.4 ~ 37.3 N.m(3.3 ~ 3.8 kgf.m, 23.9 ~ 27.5 lb-ft)

  
Do not use the bolt again.

10.
Disconnect all connectors (A) connected to the steering column.

11.
Remove the steering column (C) by loosening the mounting bolt (B-1ea) and nut (A-2ea).

Tightening torque :
(A) 2.7 ~ 17.7 N.m(1.3 ~ 1.8 kgf.m, 9.4 ~ 13.0 lb-ft)
(B) 44.1~ 49.0 N.m(4.5 ~ 5.0 kgf.m, 32.5 ~36.2 lb-ft)

12.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
13.
Perform the steering angle sensor calibration.
(Refer to Electric Power Steering - " Repair procedures - ASP Calibration")
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