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Replacing radiator in kia sorento 2003

Hi,
I would like to know how to dismount the radiator in a kia sorento 2003.
Do I need to also dismount the fan system???

Thanks for your help!!!!

Andres

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SOURCE: 2003 kia sorento coolant change

you shoud not have to change it.this wouldbe long life
antifreeze have the PH check at a shop

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: i have antifreeze leaking from the back radiator

There is a hose on the upper rear of the engine block.I think its a heater hose. Anyhow, its has a "Y" shaped plastic adapter that is known to leak on sorentos. Buy the part and pay a shop to change it. I spent 2 hours tring to get to itwith no luck. I took it to a shop and it took them 5 hours and 3 technicians to change it out. Good luck.

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SOURCE: Kia sorento overheating cooling fan does not work

water pump may be defective

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SOURCE: Broke the plastic hose fitting on 2003 kia sorento

best bet try jb weld , mix half and half and let sit overnight

Posted on May 27, 2010

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SOURCE: Unable to locate radiator drain

It is on the side of the bottom of the radiator, but I found it easier to just remove the lower radiator hose and let it just drain faster that way. Keep a large container nearby to catch the coolant.

Posted on Mar 01, 2011

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2003 kia sorento leaking antifreeze after new radiator


You will want to taste the leak (or get someone else to do so) and make sure it is not water.
Antifreeze has a very sweet taste.
You should only need one drop, and be sure to rinse your mouth out really well afterwards.
Whenever a radiator is replaced, the hoses attached to it can also begin to leak, because the rubber hardens with age, and can be harder to seal again.
I prefer a stainless steel band clamp, not the original equipment.
A good flashlight would be a help as you look for the problem.
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Radiator installation on 2003 Kia Sorento


That is a VERY easy radiator.
Loosen radiator drain plug and drain coolant from radiator.
Disconnect cooling fan connectorsRemove upper and lower radiator hoses after marking them to ease installation.
For vehicles equipped with automatic transaxles, disconnect transmission cooler lines at transaxle.
Remove air conditioner condenser fixing bolts and radiator bracket fixing nuts.
Remove the radiator, radiator cooling fan, air conditioning cooling fan and transmission cooler lines from the vehicle as an assembly.
Transfer all necessary parts (fan assemblies, cooler lines, clips, speed nuts, fittings, etc.) to the new radiator.

Reverse procedure to install.

Fill and bleed cooling system.

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Unable to locate radiator drain plug on KIA Sorento 2003 Thank you for your assistance


It is on the side of the bottom of the radiator, but I found it easier to just remove the lower radiator hose and let it just drain faster that way. Keep a large container nearby to catch the coolant.

Mar 01, 2011 | 2003 Kia Sorento

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How do I replace the radiator in my 2004 kia


I don't currently have access to step by step instructions for your Kia Sorento, but I would imagine that it takes a standard tool ratcheting tool set to unscrew the bolts for the shroud, and lift any fans out of the way. Then, the radiator hold down hardware can be removed and the radiator should be disconnected fromt he cooling system (via the hoses) and then you can pull it out. It does not weigh much.

Installation is the reverse of the removal.
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How do you replace the condenser on a 2004 kia sorento i can not find a diagram on how to do it


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I hope below steps can help..

1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery terminal. 2. Disconnect the fan motor connector. 3. Loosen the radiator drain plug to drain the coolant. 4. Disconnect the upper and lower hoses and overflow tube after marking the radiator hose and the hose clamp the ease reassembly.

Cover or plug the hose and inlets of the radiator so that dust and other foreign material etc. can not enter after the hose is disconnected from theradiator. 5. For vehicles with automatic transaxles, disconnect the oil cooler hoses from the automatic transaxle. 6. Remove the air conditioner condenser fixing bolts and radiator bracket fixing nuts. f17b093.jpg 7. Remove the radiator and the fan motor. 8. Remove the radiator fan motor and condenser fan motor from the radiator. Regards, Jeep Brainy

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2003 kia sorento coolant change


you shoud not have to change it.this wouldbe long life
antifreeze have the PH check at a shop

Apr 09, 2009 | 2003 Kia Sorento

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