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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+

    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+.

    Anti-lock Brakes -> System Service -> ABS Control Unit -> Brake System Bleed -> Component Replacement
    Vehicle: 1996 KIA Sephia GS 1.8 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 -> Optima, Rio, Sephia & Spectra -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
    Vehicle: 1995 KIA Sephia GS 1.6 L4 GAS

    Normal Service

    Replace every 60 months ...

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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+.

    Component Locations
    Vehicle: 2007 KIA Optima EX 2.4 L4 GAS

    Refer to F...

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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: 2008 KIA Spectra LX 2.0 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Remove two alternator electrical connectors from back of alternator.
    • Remove power steering pump hoses. Drain fluid into a clean suitable container to catch fluid from hose.
    • Loosen power steering pump tension adjusting bolt.
    • Loosen power steering pump mounting bolts to remove drive belt.
    • Remove power steer...

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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 -> 2007-09 Rondo
    Vehicle: 2007 KIA Rondo LX 2.4 L4 GAS

    Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 10,000 miles. If driving in an air-polluted area or rugged terrain, check and replace the cabin air filter as frequently as possible.

    • Open the glove compartment door.
    • Lower the glove com...

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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) Indicator Lamp -> 2006-09 Optima
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Optima LX 2.4 L4 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 also blink when the vehicle is operating under slippe...

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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+

    Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
    Vehicle: 2009 KIA Sorento LX 3.3 V6 GAS

    Inlet

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

    Outlet

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
    • Reposition hose clamp at he...

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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+.

    Seat Belts Diagram for 2003 KIA Spectra  1.8 L4 GASSeat Belts Diagram for 2003 KIA Spectra 1.8 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Seat Belt System
  • Mounting Bracket
  • Retractor Assembly
  • Seat Belt Tongue
  • Lap Belt Assembly
  • Body Components Diagram for 2008 KIA Optima LX 2.7 V6 GASBody Components Diagram for 2008 KIA Optima LX 2.7 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Ignition Coil
  • Ground
  • Homelink Power
  • Reverse Gear Signal
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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.

    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
  • 2006 KIA Optima LX 2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 KIA Optima LX 2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Light Switch
  • Headlamp Relay
  • Multi Function Switch
  • Front Fog Lamp Switch
  • Front Fog Lamp Relay
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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: Constant Variable Valve Timing Oil Control Valve Inspection
    Vehicle: 2005 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Driveability
  • Erratic Operation
  • Auto Systems:
  • Fuel Sys, Driveability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
  • Document: LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY LABEL REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS 110
    Vehicle: 2008 KIA Rondo LX 2.7 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Identification, Models, Labels, Etc.
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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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