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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+

Air Bag System Precautions -> Kia -> Arming
Vehicle: 1997 KIA Sephia RS 1.6 L4 GAS

  • Place ignition switch in the Off position.
  • Ensure no one is inside vehicle.
  • Connect battery posit...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> Inspection
Vehicle: 1995 KIA Sephia RS 1.6 L4 GAS

  • Measure brake drum diameter. Maximum diameter is 7.91 inches on Sephia and...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

Kia -> Component Locations -> Optima w/2.7L Engine, Spectra w/2.0L Engine & Amanti, Sedona & Sorento
Vehicle: 2004 KIA Amanti 3.5 V6 GAS

The...

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

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2006 KIA Sorento LX 3.5 V6 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Remove split pin and castle nut.
  • Remove upper control arm link lock bolt and spring washer and nut.
  • Remove tie rod end cotter pin and separate tie rod end from knuckle using suitable tool.
  • Remove tie rod end from steering knuckle.
  • Mark driveshaft to identify location during installation.
  • Pry driveshaft...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Reset Procedures
Vehicle: 2009 KIA Optima SX 2.7 V6 GAS

The Low Tire Pressure Warning lamp will illuminate for approximately three seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is placed in the On position. This system uses radio frequency pressure sensors which mon...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 KIA Optima 2.7 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Mark serpentine belt running direction using suitable felt pen or chalk.
  • Rotate serpentine belt tensioner clockwise using a suitable 16 MM open end wrench and relieve belt tension, then remove the belt.
  • Disconnect alter...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Kia -> 2001-05 Rio
Vehicle: 2005 KIA RIO 1.6 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 KIA AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Kia -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2003 KIA Optima 2.7 V6 GAS

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

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 KIA Sorento 3.5 V6 GAS

  • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
  • Remove air duct.
  • Mark mounting location, then remove hood lock.
  • Disconnect horn electrical connector.
  • Disconnect cooling fan motor el...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Air Conditioning and Power Steering -> Alternator and Water Pump
Vehicle: 1996 KIA Sephia RS 1.6 L4 GAS

Alternator and Water Pump

  • Disconnect battery ground cable from battery.
  • Loosen alternator upper lock bolt.
  • 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.

Air Condition...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

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

Top Rear LH Side Of Engine Diagram for 1994 KIA Sephia RS 1.6 L4 GASTop Rear LH Side Of Engine Diagram for 1994 KIA Sephia RS 1.6 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Idle Speed Control Solenoid
  • Seat Belts Diagram for 2005 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GASSeat Belts Diagram for 2005 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Seat Belt
  • Seat Belt Buckle
  • Seat Belt Retractor
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

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

    2001 KIA Optima  2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2001 KIA Optima 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Combination Switch
  • Horn Relay
  • Horn
  • Horn Switch
  • 2001 KIA Spectra  1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2001 KIA Spectra 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • Power Window Relay
  • Power Window Main Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

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

    Document: KIA MOTORS "TECH TIMES" PRINT EDITION MOVES EXCLUSIVELY TO "ON LINE"
    Vehicle: 2007 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: KIA REMANUFACTURED ENGINE PROGRAM
    Vehicle: 2007 KIA SPECTRA5 SX 2.0 L4 GAS

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

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