Kia Rio: Motor Driven Power Steering / Steering Gear box

Kia Rio 2017-2022 YB Service Manual / Steering System / Motor Driven Power Steering / Steering Gear box

Repair procedures
Removal and Installation

Remove the universal joint bolt.

Tightening torque :

32.4 - 37.3 N·m (3.3 - 3.8 kgf·m, 23.9 - 27.5 lb·ft)


Insert the universal joint to the gear box certainly.

Do not reuse the bolt.


Remove wheel nuts, front wheel and tire from front hub.

Tightening torque:

107.9 - 127.5 N·m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf·m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb·ft)


Remove the tie rod end ball joint (C) from the knuckle by using the SST (09568-34000).


Remove the split pin (A).


Remove the castle nut (B).


Use the SST (09568-34000).

Tightening torque:

15.7 - 33.3 N·m (2.3 - 3.4 kgf·m, 16.6 - 24.6 lb·ft)


Remove the lower arm bolt and nut (A).

Tightening torque:

58.8 - 70.6 N·m (6.0 - 7.2 kgf·m, 43.4 - 52.1 lb·ft)


Remove the front lower arm from the front knuckle using the SST (0K545-A9100).


After removing bolts from the front knuckle, install and tighten the sub body bolt (A).


Input the sub body (B) between the front knuckle and the sub body bolt.


Tighten the bolt (C) of the sub body to broaden the gap of the front knuckle.


Install the safe wire (A).


Install the main body (A) between the front strut and the lower arm.


To avoid the main body coming off, install a fixing clamp (A) beside the main body.


After installing a body (A), rotate the handle (B) clockwise util the clamp is fixed on the lower arm.


Tighten the main body bolt (A) slowly and remove the lower arm from the front knuckle.


Remove the stabilizer link nut (A).

Tightening torque:

98.0 - 117.6 N·m (10.0 - 12.0 kgf·m, 72.3 - 86.7 lb·ft)


When loosening the nut (A), fix the outer hexagon of stabilizer bar link.

Be careful not to damage the stabilizer link boots.


Remove the hanger.


Remove the roll rod bracket.

D 1.4 U2 TCI (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Mounting")

G 1.0 T-GDI (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Mounting")

G 1.2 MPI (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Mounting")

G 1.4 MPI (Ref er to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Mounting")


Loosen the bolts & nuts and then remove the sub frame (A).

Tightening torque:

176.5 - 196.1 N·m (18.0 - 20.0 kgf·m, 130.2 - 144.7 lb·ft)


Loosne the heat protector bolts and then remove the heat protector.

Tightening torque:

6.9 - 10.8 N·m (0.7 - 1.1 kgf·m, 5.1 - 8.0 lb·ft)


Loosen the gear box mounting bolts (A) and then remove the gear box.

Tightening torque:

88.2 - 107.8 N·m (9.0 - 11.0 kgf·m, 65.0 - 79.5 lb·ft)


Install in the reverse order of removal.


Do not disassemble the steering gear box.

If the steering gear box is disassembled, its quality (noise / cleanliness / functions) cannot be guaranteed.

Tie rod end


Remove the tie rod end after loosening the nut.

Tightening torque :

49.0 - 53.9 N·m (5.0 - 5.5 kgf·m, 36.2 - 39.8 lb·ft)


Before removing the tie rod end, take the measurement or mark with paint the length of the thread.


Replace the tie rod end.


Check the alignment.

(Refer to Suspension System - "Front Alignment")

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