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2004 KIA Optima CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT KIA REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

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Vehicle: 2004 KIA Optima 2.4 L4 GAS

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

Kia -> Component Locations -> Optima w/2.7L Engine, Spectra w/2.0L Engine & Amanti, Sedona & Sorento
Vehicle: 2004 KIA Optima 2.7 V6 GAS

The...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front
Vehicle: 2004 KIA Optima 2.4 L4 GAS

Front

  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Remove split pin and driveshaft castle nut and washer from front hub.
  • Remove ball joint assembly mounting bolt from steering knuckle.
  • Disconnect driveshaft from axle hub using plastic hammer.
  • Remove bearing and bracket assembly.
  • Push front hub assembly outward and separate driveshaft from hub assembly.
  • Insert suitable tool between transaxle case and driveshaft assembly, then separate driveshaft from transaxle assembly. Always use care not to damage trans...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 KIA Optima 2.4 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Mark alternator drive belt running direction using suitable felt pen or chalk.
  • Loosen alternator adjusting bolt and support bolt.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Disconnect alternator electrica...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Kia -> 2004-05 Optima
Vehicle: 2004 KIA Optima 2.4 L4 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 9,320 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open glove compartment.
  • Lower glove compartment door down by pushing side surface of glove compartment, Fig. .
  • Remove damper strap from hole and then lower gl...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

Kia -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2004 KIA Optima 2.4 L4 GAS

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

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 KIA Optima 2.4 L4 GAS

  • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
  • Disconnect cooling fan motor electrical connectors.
  • Disconnect radiator upper and lower hoses.
  • Disconnect coolant reservoir hose at radiator.
  • On models equipped with automatic trans...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 KIA Optima 2.7 V6 GAS

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2004 KIA Optima cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Condenser Fans Diagram for 2004 KIA Optima  2.7 V6 GASCondenser Fans Diagram for 2004 KIA Optima 2.7 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Radiator Fan
  • Condenser Fan
  • AC Condenser
  • Instrument Cluster Diagram for 2004 KIA Optima  2.7 V6 GASInstrument Cluster Diagram for 2004 KIA Optima 2.7 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Speedometer
  • Temperature gauge
  • Odometer
  • Fuel Gauge
  • Trip Meter
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2004 KIA Optima cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2004 KIA Optima  2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 KIA Optima 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Symbol Identification
  • 2004 KIA Optima  2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 KIA Optima 2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Photo Sensor
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • Blower Relay
  • Blower Motor
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2004 KIA Optima cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Torque Specifications on "Torque to Yield" Engine Component Bolts
    Vehicle: 2004 KIA Optima 2.4 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: 2001-2005 Optima (MS) Subframe Revised Service Procedure (General Information - 026)
    Vehicle: 2004 KIA Optima 2.4 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2004 KIA Optima AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2004 KIA Optima 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 2004 KIA Optima 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 2004 KIA Optima 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 2004 KIA Optima 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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