Hyundai Elantra: General Information / Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting
Trouble Symptom
Cause of the symptom
Remedy
Excessive play in steering
Loose U-joint bolt
Retighten or replace as necessary
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 to its original position
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 at the subframe
Retighten
Worn steering shaft joint and/or body grommet
Correct or replace
Distorted rack
Replace
Rattling or chucking noise in the rack and pinion
Loose steering gear box mounting
Reposition
Loose tie rod end and/or ball joint
Repace
Worn tie rod and/or ball joint
Repace
Loose yoke plug
Replace

Specifications
Specifications ItemSpecificationTypeElectric Power Steering SystemSteering gearTypeRack & PinionRack stroke154±1 mm (6.07±0.04 in)Steering angle (Max.)Inner39.4°+0.5° / -1.5°Outer32.6° ...

Repair procedures
Inspection Steering Wheel Play Inspection 1. Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels can face straight ahead. 2. Measure the distance the steering wheel can be turned without moving ...

Other information:

Hyundai Elantra AD (2016-2020) Owners Manual: Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering (EPS) The system assists you with steering the vehicle. If the engine is turned off or if the power steering system becomes inoperative, you may still steer the vehicle, but it will require increased steering effort. Should you notice any change in the effort required t ...

Hyundai Elantra AD (2016-2020) Owners Manual: Recommended Cold Tire Inflation Pressures
All tire pressures (including the spare) should be checked when the tires are cold. "Cold tires" means the vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours or driven less than one mile (1.6 km). Warm tires normally exceed recommended cold tire pressures by 4 to 6 psi (28 to 41 k ...

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