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KIA 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 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+

Import Compressor Service -> Zexel Compressor -> COMPRESSOR CLUTCH SERVICE -> COMPRESSOR CLUTCH, REPLACE -> DKS-13CH & DKS-17CH Compressors -> DKS-16H Compressor -> DKV-14C Compressor -> DKV-14D Compressor -> R-4 Compressor
Vehicle: 1994 KIA Sephia LS 1.6 L4 GAS

COMPRESSOR CLUTCH, REPLACE

DKV-14D Compressor
  • Using tool No. J-33939 or equivalent hold clutch plate, then remove clutch assembly to shaft center bolt, Fig. .
  • Using puller tool No. J-33944-A and forcing screw tool No. J-33944-4 or suitable equivalents, remove driveplate Fig. .
  • Remove adjusting shims Fig. .
  • Using snap ring pliers, remove snap ring.
  • Remove pulley using a suitable puller, Fig. .
  • Disconnect field coil lead wire, then remove field coil.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • ...

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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 -> Brake Service -> Brake Shoes, Replace -> Sephia -> Sportage
Vehicle: 1996 KIA Sephia GS 1.6 L4 GAS

Brake Shoes, Replace

Sephia
  • Remove drum brakes in numbered sequence shown in Fig. .
  • Reverse procedure to install.
  • Apply grease to the following points:
    • Piston of wheel cylinder.
    • Anchor sliding parts.
    • Projection of backing plate.
    • Adjusting screw and adjusting sleeve contact surfaces.
Sportage
  • Loosen wheel lug nuts, then raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove front wheel and set parking brake.
  • Loosen and remove four hub nuts.
  • Release parking brake and remove wheel drum.
  • Remove adjuster lever spring using spring, Fig. , wrench or pliers, then rem...

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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 -> Rio
Vehicle: 2006 KIA RIO5 SX 1.6 L4 GAS

Refer to Fig. for...

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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: 2009 KIA Optima EX 2.4 L4 GAS

  • 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 bolts securing heat protector.
  • 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 u...

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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: 2008 KIA Rondo EX Premium 2.4 L4 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: 2002 KIA Sedona 3.5 V6 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 t...

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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 -> 2006-09 Rio
Vehicle: 2006 KIA RIO 1.6 L4 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 10.000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open the glove compartment.
  • Remove the glove compartment stops located at each side, then lower the glove compartment.
  • Remove the cabin...

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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 -> Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) ->
Vehicle: 2006 KIA RIO 1.6 L4 GAS

The MIL will be illuminated when the ignition switch is in the On position and the engine is not running. When the engine is started, the lamp should go off. If it remains lit, a diagnostic trouble code has been stored.On models less OBD II, after diagnosis and repair are complete, place ignition switch in off position, then clear stored diagnostic trouble codes by disconnecting the battery ground cable for at least 20 seconds. On models equipped with OBD II, following diagnosis and repair of the system, the lamp may be turned off using a suita...

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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+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2008 KIA RIO 1.6 L4 GAS

Lower

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

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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 GS 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+.

Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Components Diagram for 2008 KIA Rondo EX 2.4 L4 GASRear Wheel Speed Sensor Components Diagram for 2008 KIA Rondo EX 2.4 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Rear Wheel Speed Sensor
  • Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Connector
  • Engine Compartment Diagram for 2008 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 2008 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Solenoid Valve Assembly
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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.

    1995 KIA Sephia LS 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1995 KIA Sephia LS 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Control Module
  • Digital Clock
  • Radio
  • Horn Relay
  • Trunk Light
  • 2005 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2005 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Battery
  • Ignition 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: 2008 FUEL ECONOMY INFORMATION
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Sedona LX 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Fuel Sys, Driveability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
  • Document: Constant Variable Valve Timing Oil Control Valve Inspection
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Magentis Luxury 2.7 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Driveability
  • Erratic Operation
  • Auto Systems:
  • Fuel Sys, Driveability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
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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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