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2008 KIA Spectra CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT KIA REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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    DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 KIA Spectra AUTOMOBILES

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS

    • 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.
    • Disconnect tie rod end ball joint from steering knuckle using suitable tool.
    • Remove bolts securing wheel speed sensor from steering knuckle.
    • Disconnect strut upper mounting bolts.
    • Tap on driveshaft front hub assembly using plastic hammer.
    • Push front hub assembly outward and separate driveshaft from hub assembly.
    • Insert suitable tool ...

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    TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2008 KIA Spectra AUTOMOBILES

    Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Identification
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

    Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector) and follow manufacturer's instructions.

    Diagnostic Trouble Code Identification

    ...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 KIA Spectra AUTOMOBILES

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Remove two alternator electrical connectors from back of alternator.
    • Remove power steering pump hoses. Drain fluid into a clean suitable container to catch fluid from hose.
    • Loosen power steering pump tension adjusting bolt.
    • Loosen power steering pump mounting bolts to remove drive belt.
    • Remove power steer...

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    CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 KIA Spectra AUTOMOBILES

    Cabin Air Filter Service -> Kia -> 2004-09 Spectra & Spectra5 w/2.0L Engine
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 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 to lower glove compartment down completely by re...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2008 KIA Spectra AUTOMOBILES

    Kia -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS

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

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 KIA Spectra AUTOMOBILES

    Radiator, Replace
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS

    • Drain engine coolant into a suitable container.
    • Remove battery terminals and heat shield.
    • Remove battery and battery tray.
    • Remove upper radiator hose and lower radiator hose.
    • On models with automatic transaxles, remove ATF (Automatic Transaxle Fluid) cooler hose.
    • On all models, disconnect fan motor con...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2008 KIA Spectra AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Air Conditioning -> Alternator -> Power Steering
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Alternator

    • Disconnect battery ground cable from battery.
    • Loosen alternator upper locknut.
    • Loosen lower mounting nut.
    • Push alternator inward toward engine.
    • Remove alternator drive belt.
    • Clean and inspect belt surfaces of all pulleys.
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
      • Torque alternator mounting nut and bolt to 18 ft. lbs.
      • Torque alternator adjustment lockbolt to 11 ft. lbs.
      • Torque alternator brace mounting bolt to 17 ft. lbs.

    Air ...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2008 KIA Spectra AUTOMOBILES

    Component location diagrams for most 2008 KIA Spectra cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Beneath Vehicle Diagram for 2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GASBeneath Vehicle Diagram for 2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Rear Crossmember
  • Rear Strut
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • Trailing Arm
  • Carrier
  • Front Cabin Components Diagram for 2008 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GASFront Cabin Components Diagram for 2008 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Seat Warmer
  • Seat Warmer Switch
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2008 KIA Spectra AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2008 KIA Spectra cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2008 KIA Spectra LX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 KIA Spectra LX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Purge Control Solenoid Valve
  • Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor
  • Canister Close Valve
  • Catalytic Converter
  • PCV Valve
  • 2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Left Headlamp
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Body Control Module
  • High Beam Indicator
  • Light Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2008 KIA Spectra AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2008 KIA Spectra cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Torque Specifications on "Torque to Yield" Engine Component Bolts
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: Enhanced Dealer Feedback and Digital Camera Requirements to Support Kia Quality Initiatives
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2008 KIA Spectra AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2008 KIA Spectra 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 2008 KIA Spectra 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 2008 KIA Spectra 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 2008 KIA Spectra 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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