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I have a problem with my 98 kia sportage steering box can someone help tell me how to take it out?

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Power Steering Gear Removal & Installation To Remove:

  1. Raise and safely support vehicle.
  2. Remove left wheel assembly.
  3. Matchmark pitman arm and shaft for installation.
  4. Remove cotter pin and nut at center link.
  5. Use ball joint splitter to separate pitman arm from center link.
  6. Disconnect pressure hose at damping pipe and drain fluid into suitable container.
  7. Disconnect suction hose from pipe assembly and drain fluid into suitable container.
  8. Lower vehicle.
  9. Remove coolant recovery tank.
  10. Remove power steering reserve tank.
  11. Disconnect damping pipe from steering gear.
  12. Remove return hose from top of reserve tank.
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Posted on May 14, 2009

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett May 14, 2009

    Here is the rest of it....please don't forget to rate!


    1. Remove pipe from top of steering gear.
    2. Remove intermediate steering shaft set bolt.
    3. Separate intermediate steering shaft from steering gear shaft.
    4. Remove steering gear mounting bolts, nuts and washers.
      Be careful to not spill power steering fluid on vehicle.

    5. Lift steering gear from vehicle and cap/plug fluid lines.

    To Install:

    1. Position steering gear in place and install a few bolts to hold it in place.
    2. Raise and safely support vehicle.
    3. Install and tighten all steering gear mounting bolts.
    4. Install pitman arm to center link and install cotter pin. Tighten nut to 36 ft lb (49 Nm).
    5. Attach intermediate steering shaft to steering gear shaft and install set bolt. Tighten to 25 ft lb (34 Nm).
    6. Attach damping pipe to pressure hose. Tighten to 29 ft lb (39 Nm).
    7. Connect suction hose to pipe assembly.
    8. Lower vehicle.
    9. Install pipe assembly to top of steering gear. Tighten to 29 ft lb (39 Nm).
    10. Connect damping pipe to top of steering gear.
    11. Connect return hose to pipe assembly.
    12. Install power steering reserve tank.
    13. Install coolant recovery tank.
    14. Install vehicle undercover.
    15. Refill/bleed power steering system.


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