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2001 KIA RIO CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT KIA REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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    Get Full Access Automotix DIY provides automotive consumers and do it yourselfers; the most comprehensive repair information about 2001 KIA RIO car and truck repair procedures including KIA engine diagrams, wiring diagrams, repair work estimating measures, technical service bulletins, auto body work guidance, starter & alternator replacement procedures, serpentine belt replacement procedures, radiator & hose replacement procedures, tune-up & drivability specifications, quick lube illustrations, preventive maintenance guide, engine light reset instructions, parts removal and install procedures, fuel filter replacement directions, component location diagrams, air filter locations & replacement instructions, a/c system specifications, and general auto service procedures. You don't have to be a car mechanic or technician to know how to fix your KIA RIO automobile. Try the Automotix DIY solution today!
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    A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    Kia -> Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Water Pump, Replace -> 2.4L Engine -> 2.5L & 2.7L Engines -> Optima -> Rio, Sephia & Spectra -> Sedona -> Sportage
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    Optima

    2.4L Engine
    • Drain engine coolant into a suitable container.
    • Remove accessory drive belt, water pump pulley and crankshaft pulley.
    • Remove upper and lower timing belt covers, then the timing belt tensioner.
    • Remove water pump mounting bolts and the alternator brace.
    • Remove water pump.
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
      • Torque water pump mounting bolts to 14-20 ft. lbs.
      • Torque timing belt lower cover outer bolts to 84-108 inch lbs.
      • Torque timing belt lower cover inner bolt to 10...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    Drum Brakes -> Brake Service -> Brake Shoes, Replace -> Installation -> Removal -> Rio -> Sedona -> Sephia & Spectra -> Sportage
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    Brake Shoes, Replace

    Rio
    • Remove brake shoes in numbered sequence, Fig. .
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
      • Clean backing plate with suitable vacuum cleaning equipment.
      • Lubricate backing plate shoe contact pads.
      • Tighten bolts and nuts to specifications.
    Sedona
    Removal
    • Ensure parking brake is fully released.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove tire and wheel.
    • Remove brake drum to hub mounting screws, then the drum.
    • Loosen parking brake cable square nut completely, Fig. .
    • Remove adjuster spring from adjust lever and brake shoe, Fig. .
    • Remove adjust lever, then rotate adjuster star...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    Kia -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> Optima, Rio, Sephia & Spectra -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    Normal Service

    Replace every 60 months ...

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    DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    Front

    • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
    • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
    • Remove drain plug and drain transaxle fluid in suitable container.
    • Remove driveshaft cotter pin, castle nut and washer from front hub.
    • Remove tension rod mounting nuts.
    • Remove ball joint clamp mounting bolt from knuckle.
    • Pry down lower arm and disconnect ball joint.
    • Remove stabilizer bar from control link after loosening control link nut.
    • Insert suitable tool between transaxle case and driveshaft assembly, then separate driveshaft...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Disconnect alternator B+ terminal wire and electrical connectors.
    • Loosen pivot bolt and tensioner mounting bolt, but do not remove just yet.
    • Mark running direction with felt pen or chalk, then remove alternator drive belt.
    • Remove tensioner mounting bolt, then the tensioner.
    • Loosen bolt at base of adj...

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    CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    Cabin Air Filter Service -> Kia -> 2001-05 Rio
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 9,500 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

    • Remove the glove compartment.
    • Pull the cabin air filter cover by sliding to the left.
    • Rem...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    Kia -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    If the Air Bag warning lamp lights and stays on, diagnosis and ...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    Inlet

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
    • Reposition hose clamp at heater core.
    • Remove hose from heater core.
    • Reposition hose clamp at water crossover.
    • Remove hose from water crossover.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure t...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Loosen coolant pump pulley bolts.
    • Loosen alternator support nut.
    • Loosen alternator lockbolt and remove belt.
    • Clean and inspect belt surfaces of...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    Component location diagrams for most 2001 KIA RIO cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Catalytic Converter Diagram for 2001 KIA RIO  1.5 L4 GASCatalytic Converter Diagram for 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Catalytic Converter
  • Front Pipe Assembly
  • Main Silencer Assembly
  • Pre Silencer Assembly
  • Seat Belts Diagram for 2001 KIA RIO  1.5 L4 GASSeat Belts Diagram for 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Mounting Bracket
  • Front Buckle Assembly
  • Retractor Assembly
  • Lap Belt Assembly
  • Shoulder Belt Assembly
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2001 KIA RIO cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2001 KIA RIO  1.5 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Combination Switch
  • Headlight Relay
  • Headlight- Right Hand
  • Headlight- Left Hand
  • 2001 KIA RIO  1.5 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Defroster Switch
  • Rear Defroster Relay
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2001 KIA RIO cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Enhanced Dealer Feedback and Digital Camera Requirements to Support Kia Quality Initiatives
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: NEW SST RELEASE AND RETURN OF THE BLACK BREAK OUT BOX MAIN CABLE
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Tools, Equipment
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2001 KIA RIO AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2001 KIA RIO cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2001 KIA RIO cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2001 KIA RIO cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2001 KIA RIO cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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