Hyundai Elantra: Steering gear box, linkage & boots/lower arm ball joint - Explanation of scheduled maintenance items - Maintenance - Hyundai Elantra MD 2010-2018 Owners manualHyundai Elantra: Steering gear box, linkage & boots/lower arm ball joint


With the vehicle stopped and engine off, check for excessive free-play in the steering wheel.

Check the linkage for bends or damage. Check the dust boots and ball joints for deterioration, cracks, or damage. Replace any damaged parts.

    Suspension mounting bolts
    Check the suspension connections for looseness or damage. Retighten to the specified torque. ...

    Drive shafts and boots
    Check the drive shafts, boots and clamps for cracks, deterioration, or damage. Replace any damaged parts and, if necessary, repack the grease. ...