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Hi everyone,

I'm picking up a 2012 i30 FD and it has the typical clicking/clunking from the power steering that I strongly suspect is the usual MDPS coupling issue.

Does anyone from Perth, Australia have a mechanic they'd recommend to do this repair?
If you've had it done, how much have you paid for it?

Thanks!


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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #1 : April 19, 2020, 16:57:51 »
You may need to do some leg work.
Our price in QLD is $240-$270
Its a 2.5hr job
Find an independent mechanic
Dealer will rip you off.
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #2 : April 20, 2020, 06:35:28 »
Next long weekend I'm doing mine myself. I just need a good video or picture sequence to be confident of not stuffing around when I get started. I already have a bag of 10 in from eBay.
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #3 : April 20, 2020, 07:45:36 »
Next long weekend I'm doing mine myself. I just need a good video or picture sequence to be confident of not stuffing around when I get started. I already have a back of 10 in from eBay.

The product information bulletin is on here somewhere.
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #4 : June 14, 2020, 20:30:14 »
Morning All
I may be naive, but why aren't Hyundai liable to replace this part.
I would expect an integral part of the steering to last many years.
Any recommendations of mechanics in Sydney to fix this?
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #5 : June 14, 2020, 23:46:30 »
It is rubber and it is 10 yo.
Could see how your local dealer responds to that question.
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #6 : June 15, 2020, 00:51:44 »
That's a pretty easy job to do, done it myself took me around 3hrs and a couple of cans of Stella
There's a good video on YT explaining whole process step by step. Saves you a lot of money as been quoted 200 by a local garage...

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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #7 : June 15, 2020, 04:35:29 »
Can you provide the relevant YT links? I've tried but they always fail to explain how to remove the plastic panels.
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #8 : June 15, 2020, 05:23:18 »
Can you provide the relevant YT links? I've tried but they always fail to explain how to remove the plastic panels.

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FFS, use a hacksaw !!!
You can print some new ones  :victory: :goodjob:
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #9 : June 15, 2020, 05:45:50 »
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FFS, use a hacksaw !!!
You can print some new ones  :victory: :goodjob:
:Shocked: Hacksaw Firty? That would be murder! :crazy1:

If I don't find a really clear how-to, I'll be the contortionist upside-down on the reclined driver's seat, head among the pedals, just like I did for swapping out the flasher unit. :rolleyes:
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #10 : June 15, 2020, 05:53:20 »

If I don't find a really clear how-to, I'll be the contortionist upside-down on the reclined driver's seat, head among the pedals,

Yeah, not very comfortable.. I was in that position only the other day.. Long story..  :winker:
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #11 : June 15, 2020, 07:15:36 »
I was in that position only the other day.. Long story.. 
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #12 : June 15, 2020, 08:14:05 »
@The Gonz
FFS, use a hacksaw !!!
You can print some new ones  :victory: :goodjob:
:Shocked: Hacksaw Firty? That would be murder! :crazy1:

If I don't find a really clear how-to, I'll be the contortionist upside-down on the reclined driver's seat, head among the pedals, just like I did for swapping out the flasher unit. :rolleyes:
Thought the saw might be a bit extreme  :faint:
Just dive right in .What could go wrong ?, I know a REALLY great forum that has the most fantastic  mechanic !  :lol:
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #13 : June 15, 2020, 10:19:41 »

That's the one.
It's for Hyundai Elantra but it is exactly the same for I30

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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #14 : June 15, 2020, 11:12:09 »
I've seen a few videos of the MDPS coupler replacement but ^^ that's one of the better ones :goodjob:
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #15 : June 15, 2020, 18:10:29 »
I've seen a few videos of the MDPS coupler replacement but ^^ that's one of the better ones :goodjob:

When you learn to use our search function you will find screeds of info and links.  :mrgreen: This is a very helpful site. :whistler:

From a silent someone who has actually done this job countless times:

In the video, which as you say is one of the better ones, the mechanic is still learning on the job. Notably, he starts to dismantle the motor and control unit, then he realises that the only sensible way to work is on a bench. Hence he marks the shaft  :goodjob2: :goodjob2: :goodjob2: and then removes the entire column.

Personally, I find that by first removing the steering wheel, wiper and light storks , it adds 10 minutes to the job,  but gives you heaps more room to get at plugs and bolts.

Hope this helps some new member some day.  :wink:
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #16 : June 15, 2020, 18:47:06 »
I've stickied this topic. Good video link and advice...
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #17 : June 16, 2020, 07:59:19 »
It's for Hyundai Elantra but it is exactly the same for I30
Thanks, @rob_danny
I'd seen that one in my research but needed confirmation it was the same car. :victory:
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #18 : June 27, 2020, 06:41:18 »
Hi everyone,

I'm picking up a 2012 i30 FD and it has the typical clicking/clunking from the power steering that I strongly suspect is the usual MDPS coupling issue.

Does anyone from Perth, Australia have a mechanic they'd recommend to do this repair?
If you've had it done, how much have you paid for it?

Thanks!
Found out just today JAX Tyres will do this job for about $250, the Kwinana store closest to me has 40 couplers in stock  :)

:link: JAX Tyres Kwinana | Tyre Shop Kwinana | Tyre store Near Me
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #19 : June 27, 2020, 18:41:01 »
Hi everyone,

I'm picking up a 2012 i30 FD and it has the typical clicking/clunking from the power steering that I strongly suspect is the usual MDPS coupling issue.

Does anyone from Perth, Australia have a mechanic they'd recommend to do this repair?
If you've had it done, how much have you paid for it?

Thanks!
Found out just today JAX Tyres will do this job for about $250, the Kwinana store closest to me has 40 couplers in stock  :)

:link: JAX Tyres Kwinana | Tyre Shop Kwinana | Tyre store Near Me

Excellent that will be handy going forward.   :goodjob:
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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #20 : June 29, 2020, 00:25:21 »
Hi everyone,

I'm picking up a 2012 i30 FD and it has the typical clicking/clunking from the power steering that I strongly suspect is the usual MDPS coupling issue.

Does anyone from Perth, Australia have a mechanic they'd recommend to do this repair?
If you've had it done, how much have you paid for it?

Thanks!
Found out just today JAX Tyres will do this job for about $250, the Kwinana store closest to me has 40 couplers in stock  :)

:link: JAX Tyres Kwinana | Tyre Shop Kwinana | Tyre store Near Me

Excellent that will be handy going forward.   :goodjob:
Very nice people at JAX, I thought correcting tyre pressures was the solution but the suspect column issue was still evident, JAX looked at the car this morning and found the front camber out slightly but the rear tracking was way out...all sweet now :happydance:

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Re: i30 FD power steering coupler repair in Perth, Australia
« Reply #21 : June 29, 2020, 18:43:59 »
It's for Hyundai Elantra but it is exactly the same for I30
Thanks, @rob_danny
I'd seen that one in my research but needed confirmation it was the same car. :victory:

Word of warning @The Gonz . Mate, while the clarity of this film is excellent,  the  'mechanic' does not make it clear that he has attempted to dismantle the motor and sensor under the dash, then he realised his mistake. Suddenly the whole column is on the work bench.
You need to watch carefully for the start of that blunder.
Also, before you start, pull back the carpet and mark  (align) where the column slides onto the steering rack spline. Then undo the bolt and lever the column up off the rack spline. Keeping these splines and motor bush mechanism in original alignment will help avoid doing electronic alignment. Good Luck
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