Hyundai Santa Fe (TM): Troubleshooting - Steering SystemHyundai Santa Fe (TM): Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting
Symptom
Probable cause
Remedy
Play in steering
Loose yoke plug
Retighten
Loose steering gear mounting bolts
Retighten
Loose or worn tie rod end
Retighten or replace as necessary
Steering wheel does not return properly
Excessive turning resistance of tie rod end
Replace
Yoke plug excessively tight
Adjust
Tie rod and/or ball joint cannot turn smoothly
Replace
Loose mounting of gear box mounting bracket Worn steering shaft joint and/or
Retighten
Worn steering shaft joint and / or body grommet
Correct or replace
Distorted rack
Replace
Damaged pinion bearing
Replace
Twisted or damaged hoses
Reposition or replace
Damaged oil pressure control valve
Replace
Damaged oil pump input shaft bearing
Replace
Rattling or chucking noise in the rack and pinion
Interference with hoses from vehicle body
Reposition
Loose gear box bracket
Retighten
Loose tie rod end and / or ball joint
Retighten
Worn tie rod and / or ball joint
Replace

Special service tools
Special Service Tools Tool (Number and Name) IIIustration Use 09568-2J100 Ball joint remover Tie rod end ball joint removal 09568-4R100 Ball joint remover Lower arm ball joint removal ...

Repair procedures
Service Adjustment Procedure Steering Wheel Play Inspection 1. Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels can face straight ahead. 2. Mark the center of the steering wheel. 3. Measure the distance ...

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Horn
To sound the horn, press the area indicated by the horn symbol on your steering wheel (see illustration). The horn will operate only when this area is pressed. Check the horn regularly to be sure it operates ...