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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 -> Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Cabin Air Filter, Replace
    Vehicle: 2004 KIA RIO RX-V 1.6 L4 GAS

    • Remove glove compartment retaining screws, then the glove compartment.
    • Remove cabin filter cover retaining screws, located on...

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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+.

    Anti-lock Brakes -> System Service -> ABS Control Unit -> Brake System Bleed -> Component Replacement
    Vehicle: 1995 KIA Sportage 2.0 L4 GAS

    Brake System Bleed

    Refer to "Hydraulic Brake System" for air bleeding procedure.

    Component Replacement

    ABS Control Unit
    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Disconnect ABS control unit harness connector.
    • Remove lower instru...

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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: 1996 KIA Sportage 2.0 L4 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: 1997 KIA Sportage 2.0 L4 GAS

    Front

    • Remove six bolts and take off free wheel hub body.
    • Remove axle snap ring retainer and spacer using suitable tool.
    • Pry out fixed cam assembly.
    • Remove two bolts and remove brake caliper from brake rotor. Temporarily tie caliper to vehicle frame with mechanics wire
    • Remove upper control arm link lock bolt, spring washer and nut.
    • Remove tierod end cotter pin and using a ball joint puller, remo...

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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+.

    Relearn Procedures -> Tire Pressure Sensor Initiation -> TPMS Receiver
    Vehicle: 2009 KIA RIO 1.6 L4 GAS

    Tire Pressure Sensor Initiation

    • Using Kia TPMS exciter tool, or equivalent, read the four tire pressure sensor IDs starting with sensor 1 the LH front wheel.
    • Read the remaining sensors in the following order:
      • Sensor 2, RH front wheel.
      • Sensor 3, LH rear wheel.
      • Sensor 4, RH rear wheel.
    • Connect the Kia exciter tool, or equivalent, to the DLC (Data Link Connector) located under the LH side of the instrument panel.
    • Using the tool, register the four sensor IDs to the TPMS receiver.
    • Disconnect the tool from the DLC.
    • Place the ignition switch in the Off position for 15 seconds, then turn the ...

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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: 2006 KIA RIO LX 1.6 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Loosen water pump pulley bolts.
    • Remove power steering pump belt.
    • Remove water pump pulley.
    • Remove power steering pump.
    • Remove two alternator electrical connectors from ...

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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 -> Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)/Parking Brake Warning Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 2006 KIA RIO LX 1.6 L4 GAS

    The EBD/Parking Brake warning lamp is used to warn of a system fault. It will be lit during engine start-up, but should go out when the self-diagnostic system determines that the system is functioning properly. The lamp will also illuminate when the parking brake is in the applied position. If the lamp EBD/Pa...

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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: 2005 KIA SPECTRA5 2.0 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 -> Alternator -> Power Steering
    Vehicle: 2001 KIA Sportage 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 Conditi...

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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+.

    Door Mirror Components Diagram for 2006 KIA Optima LX 2.4 L4 GASDoor Mirror Components Diagram for 2006 KIA Optima LX 2.4 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Actuator Assembly
  • Power Door Mirror Switch
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Housing
  • Underbody Components Diagram for 2007 KIA Sportage LX 2.0 L4 GASUnderbody Components Diagram for 2007 KIA Sportage LX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Strut Assembly
  • Knuckle
  • Lower Arm
  • Stabilizer Bar
  • Caliper
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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.

    1997 KIA Sephia LS 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 KIA Sephia LS 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • ABS Indicator
  • ABS Main Relay
  • ABS Hydraulic Unit
  • 2006 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Light Switch
  • Fog Lamp Switch
  • Dimmer/Passing Switch
  • Multifunction 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: TOOLS: MIDTRONICS BATTERY TESTER
    Vehicle: 2004 KIA Spectra LX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Tools, Equipment
  • Document: KIA MOTORS "TECH TIMES" PRINT EDITION MOVES EXCLUSIVELY TO "ON LINE"
    Vehicle: 2009 KIA Borrego LX 4.6 V8 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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