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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+

    Kia -> Electric Cooling Fans -> Component Diagnosis & Testing -> Amanti, Optima, Sedona, Sorento & Rio -> Condenser Fan -> Condenser Fan Motor Relay -> Cooling Fan Motor -> Cooling Fan Motor Relay -> Optima -> Rio & Spectra -> Spectra
    Vehicle: 2003 KIA RIO Cinco 1.6 L4 GAS

    Cooling Fan Motor

    Amanti, Optima, Sedona, Sorento & Rio
    • Disconnect radiator cooling fan electrical connector.
    • Ensure cooling fan motor rotates when battery voltage is applied between terminals, using suitable jumper wire.
    • If fan does not operate properly or makes abnormal noises, replace fan motor.
    Spectra
    • Disconnect fan motor electrical connector.
    • Connect a suitable jumper wire between fan motor connector terminal and positive battery terminal, Fig. .
    • Connect a suitable ammeter between fan motor ...

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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+.

    Kia -> Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Tightening Specifications
    Vehicle: 2005 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS

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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 -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> Sedona & Sportage -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
    Vehicle: 2004 KIA Sedona 3.5 V6 GAS

    Normal Service

    Replace every 30 months or 30,...

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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 -> Front
    Vehicle: 2004 KIA Spectra 1.8 L4 GAS

    Front

    • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
    • Remove drain plug and drain transaxle fluid into suitable container.
    • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
    • Remove driveshaft cotter pin, castle nut and washer from front hub.
    • Disconnect tie rod end ball joint from steering knuckle using suitable tool.Do not damage dust cover or oil seal.
    • Loosen and remove bolt from knuckle and disconnect ball joint from knuckle.
    • Remove driveshaft from transaxle with suitable tool. There will be initial resistance until clip is collapsed and ...

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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+.

    Wiring Diagrams -> Wire Color Code Identification
    Vehicle: 2007 KIA Sorento EX 3.8 V6 GAS

    Refer to Fig. for wirin...

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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: 2009 KIA Borrego LX 4.6 V8 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground terminal first, then positive terminal.
    • Remove engine cover.
    • Remove air duct and air cleaner assembly.
    • Turn tensioner counterclockwise using a suitable wrench and loosen. Remove drive belt.
    • Remove drive belt pulley.
    • Remove oil dipstick and tube.
    • Remove power steering pump without disconnectin...

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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 -> 2005-09 Sportage
    Vehicle: 2009 KIA Sportage LX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 9320 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

    • Open the glove compartment door.
    • Lower the glove compartment completely by removing the tension cord and stopper...

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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 -> Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Off Warning Lamp -> 2006-09 Optima
    Vehicle: 2006 KIA Optima LX 2.7 V6 GAS

    The ESC/ESP warning lamp will be illuminated for 3 seconds when the ignition switch is placed in the on position but should go out when the self-diagnostic system determines that the system is functioning properly. The lamp will illuminate when the ESC/ESP is switched off by de...

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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: 2010 KIA Sportage LX 2.7 V6 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 thermostat housing.
    • Remove hose from thermostat housing.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse proc...

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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 -> Alternator -> Power Steering
    Vehicle: 2009 KIA Spectra SX 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 KIA AUTOMOBILES

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

    Engine Compartment Diagram for 2007 KIA Sedona LX 3.8 V6 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 2007 KIA Sedona LX 3.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Ignition Coil
  • Fuel Injector
  • Brake Components Diagram for 2007 KIA Sedona LX 3.8 V6 GASBrake Components Diagram for 2007 KIA Sedona LX 3.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Rear Left Wheel Speed Sensor
  • Rear Right Wheel Speed Sensor
  • ABS Control Module
  • Front Left Wheel Speed Sensor
  • Front Right Wheel Speed Sensor
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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.

    2002 KIA Optima  2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2002 KIA Optima 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Combination Switch
  • Ignition Switch
  • Fog Lamp Switch
  • Front Fog Lamp Relay
  • 2008 KIA Spectra LX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 KIA Spectra LX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • SRS Control Module
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Body Control Module
  • Air Bag Indicator
  • Clock Spring
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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: RECREATIONAL TOWING REQUIREMENTS
    Vehicle: 2007 KIA Spectra LX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Aux Equip, Phone, Jacks, Trailer Hitches, Towing
  • Document: Enhanced Dealer Feedback and Digital Camera Requirements to Support Kia Quality Initiatives
    Vehicle: 2010 KIA Forte SX 2.4 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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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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