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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 -> WATER PUMP, Replace -> SEPHIA -> Sportage
Vehicle: 1995 KIA Sephia LS 1.6 L4 GAS

SEPHIA

  • Disconnect battery ground cable and drain engine coolant.
  • Remove timing belt assembly.
  • Remove water inlet pipe and gasket.
  • Remove water bypass pipe and O-ring.
  • Remove water pump mounting bolts.
  • Remove water pump and gasket.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Use a new O-ring and gasket.
    • Torque pump mounting bolts to 14-19 ft. lbs.
    • Fill and bleed cooling system as described under "Cooling System Bleed."

Sportage

  • Disconnect battery ground cable and drain engine coola...

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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: 1997 KIA Sephia LS 1.6 L4 GAS

  • Ensure brake fluid reservoir remains at least 3/4 full during entire bleed procedure.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove bleeder cap at bleeder screw farthest from master cylinder and attach a vinyl hose to bleeder screw.
  • Place other end of tube in a clear container filled with fresh brake flui...

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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: 1996 KIA Sephia RS 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: 2006 KIA Optima LX 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+.

Wiring Diagrams -> Wire Color Code Identification
Vehicle: 2009 KIA Sedona 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: 2006 KIA Sportage EX 2.7 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove two alternator electrical connectors from back of alternator.
  • Rotate or lift belt tensioner arm countercl...

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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 Sorento
Vehicle: 2007 KIA Sorento LX 3.8 V6 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 9,320 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open the glove compartment door.
  • Lower the glove compartment completely by removing the stopper, Fig. .
  • Remove ...

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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 -> Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2009 KIA Rondo EX 2.7 V6 GAS

The TCS warning lamp, will illuminate for 2-4 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 ...

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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 -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2008 KIA RIO5 LX 1.6 L4 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 thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from thermostat housing.
  • 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
Vehicle: 2006 KIA Sportage LX 2.7 V6 GAS

  • Rotate or lift the belt tensioner arm counterclockwise, using a suitable tool to relieve tension...

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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+.

Air Bag System Components Diagram for 1996 KIA Sephia LS 1.8 L4 GASAir Bag System Components Diagram for 1996 KIA Sephia LS 1.8 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Air Bag Indicator
  • Clockspring Assembly
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Body & Chassis Component & Connector Locations Diagram for 1996 KIA Sephia GS 1.8 L4 GASBody & Chassis Component & Connector Locations Diagram for 1996 KIA Sephia GS 1.8 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Tank Unit
  • Seat Belt Switch
  • Right Rear Speaker
  • Trunk Light
  • Dome Light
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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.

    2008 KIA Rondo LX 2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 KIA Rondo LX 2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Driver Slide Limit Switch
  • Driver Slide Motor
  • Front Height Adjuster Motor
  • Driver Reclining Limit Switch
  • Rear Height Adjuster Motor
  • 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: KIA REMANUFACTURED ENGINE PROGRAM
    Vehicle: 2006 KIA Sportage LX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Gasoline Engines
  • Document: Enhanced Dealer Feedback and Digital Camera Requirements to Support Kia Quality Initiatives
    Vehicle: 2010 KIA Soul 1.6 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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