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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 -> Diagnosis & Testing -> Heater Component Diagnosis & Testing -> Blower Motor -> Blower Switch -> Sephia -> Sportage
Vehicle: 1996 KIA Sephia GS 1.6 L4 GAS

Blower Motor
Sephia
  • Inspect heater fuse.
  • Turn ignition switch to On position.
  • Turn blower switch to Hi position.
  • Measure voltage at red blower motor terminal wire. If voltage is not present, repair fault in wiring harness.
  • Turn ignition switch to On position, and blower switch to Off position. Ensure A/C switch is off.
  • Measure voltage at each of the four resistor assembly terminal wires.
  • If no voltage exists at any of the wires, replace resistor assembly.
  • Turn blower switch to Hi position, the...

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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+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Brake System Bleed
Vehicle: 1996 KIA Sephia RS 1.8 L4 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Ensure brake fluid reservoir remains at least 3/4 full during entire bleed procedure.
  • Remove bleeder cap and attach a vinyl hose to bleeder plug.
  • Place other end of tube in a clear container.
  • Pump brake pedal severa...

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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 Replacement -> 1994-97 Sephia -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
Vehicle: 1997 KIA Sephia LS 1.8 L4 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur.

Fuel System Pressure Relief

  • Start the engine and allow to idle.
  • Disconnect the fuel pump assembly electrical connector.
  • Let the engine stall, then turn ignition Off.
  • Disconne...

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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: 2010 KIA Forte SX 2.4 L4 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Remove driveshaft cotter pin, castle nut and washer from front hub.
  • Remove bolts securing wheel speed sensor from steering knuckle.
  • Disconnect tie rod ball joint from knuckle using suitable tool.
  • Disconnect ball joint from steering knuckle using suitable tool.
  • Remove lower arm ball joint 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 between tr...

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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+.

Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Identification
Vehicle: 2009 KIA Optima LX 2.4 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 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 EX 2.7 V6 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 -> Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Lamp -> 2009 Borrego
Vehicle: 2009 KIA Borrego EX 4.6 V8 GAS

The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) System warning lamp, will illuminate for 3 seconds when the ignition switch is placed in the on position to indicate the warning lamp is operational. The lamp should go off after the 2-4 seconds has elapsed. If the warning lamp remains on or comes on w...

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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: 2007 KIA Sedona LX 3.8 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 water temperature control assembly.
  • Remove hose from water temperature control assembly.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure ...

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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 LS 1.8 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+.

Wheel Speed Sensors Diagram for 2006 KIA Sportage LX 2.0 L4 GASWheel Speed Sensors Diagram for 2006 KIA Sportage LX 2.0 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Wheel Speed Sensor
  • Wheel Speed Sensor Connector
  • 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
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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.

    2004 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transaxle Control Module
  • Data Link Connector
  • Transaxle Range Switch
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • 2008 KIA SPECTRA5 SX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 KIA SPECTRA5 SX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • SRS Control Module
  • Data Link Connector
  • ABS Control Module
  • Engine Control Module
  • Keyless Entry Receiver
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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: RECALL CAMPAIGN: FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE
    Vehicle: 1995 KIA Sportage 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
  • Document: ECU UPGRADE - DRIVEABILITY IMPROVEMENT - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2005 KIA Amanti 3.5 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Driveability
  • Auto Systems:
  • Fuel Sys, Driveability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
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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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