Hyundai Sonata: Steering Column and Shaft. Repair procedures - Electric Power Steering - Steering SystemHyundai Sonata: 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 (A). (Refer to RT group)

4.
Disconnect the connector & lock nut (A) and then remove the steering wheel from the steering column shaft.

Do not hammer on the steering wheel to remove it; it may damage the steering column.
5.
Remove the steering column upper (A) and lower (B) shroud.

6.
Remove the clock spring (A).

• When assembling set the center position by setting the marks between the clock spring and the cover into line. Make an array the mark (▶◀) by turning the clock spring clockwise to the stop and then 2.0 revolutions counterclockwise.

7.
Remove the multifunction switches (A).

8.
Remove the lower crash pad.

9.
Loosen the bolt & nut and then remove the panel (A).

10.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly 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)

11.
Disconnect all connectors connected the steering column.
12.
Remove the steering column by loosening the mounting bolts (A) and nuts (B).

Tightening torque :
12.7 ~ 17.7N.m(1.3 ~ 1.8kgf.m, 9.4 ~ 13.0lb-ft)

13.
Installation is the reverse of the removal.

Disassembly

Universal Joint Assembly
1.
Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the steering column assembly.

Tightening torque :
53.9 ~ 63.7N.m (5.5 ~ 6.5kgf.m, 39.8 ~ 47.0lb-ft)

2.
Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.
Key Lock Assembly
1.
Make a groove on the head of special bolts (A) by a punch.

2.
Loosen the special bolts 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 join 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.

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