Kia Soul EV: Electric Power Steering / Steering Column and Shaft Repair procedures

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Steering System / Electric Power Steering / Steering Column and Shaft Repair procedures

Replacement
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 ~ 49.0N.m (4.0 ~ 5.0kgf.m, 28.9 ~ 36.2lb-ft)

   
Do not hammer on the steering wheel to remove it; it may damage the steering column.
Do not reuse lock nut.
Must be replaced with new lock nut when assembling. (SEAL-LOCK has been processed)
5.
Loosen the screw and then remove the steering column upper & lower shroud (A).

6.
Remove the crash pad lower panel.
(Refer to Body - "Crash Pad Lower Panel)
7.
Disconnect the connectors (A) and then remove the clock spring (B).

8.
Disconnect the connector (A).

9.
Loosen the screw and then remove the multifunction switches (A).

10.
Loosen the bolt and then disconnect the universal joint assembly (A) from the pinion of the steering gear box.

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

   
Insert to the shaft in order that the center of the bolt and the marking (A) is in a straight line.
11.
Disconnect all connectors connected to the steering column.
12.
Remove the steering column & EPS unit assembly by loosening the mounting bolt (B) and nuts (A).

Tightening torque :
Nut : 24.5 ~ 29.4 N.m (2.5 ~ 3.0 kgf.m, 18.1 ~ 21.7 lb-ft)
Bolt : 44.1 ~ 49.0N.m (4.5 ~ 5.0kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 36.2lb-ft)

13.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the steering column assembly.

Tightening torque :
28.9 ~ 36.2 N.m (5.0 ~ 6.0 kgf.m, 58.8 ~ 70.6 lb-ft)

   
Must be ASP calibration and EPS type recognition after assembling.
Disassembly
Key lock assembly
1.
Make a groove on the head of special bolts (A) by a punch.

2.
Loosen the special bolt using a screw driver and then remove the key lock assembly from the steering column assembly.
3.
Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.
Inspection
1.
Check the steering column for damage and deformation.
2.
Check the joint bearing for damage and wear.
3.
Check the tilt bracket for damage and cracks.
4.
Check the key lock assembly for proper operation and replace it if necessary.
Steering Column and Shaft Components and Components Location
Components 1. Steering column assembly2. Steering joint assembly ...

Steering Gear box Components and Components Location
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