Question about 2001 Kia Sportage
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
after you remove all the screws from the dash you have to get down to a section by the pedals and remove something like the airbag to get at the last part of the dash apart. then you need to unplug the mirror and back wiper switches (opt i think). then you have access to your radio. These are all things i gathered from watching the guy at futureshop do, it was about $100 and now I don't have fm radio. but I am now going to try it on my own.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
You can go to the dealer and have them help you get the code for the radio, if there going to charge you a crazy amount you can try www.radio-code.com. There cost is cheaper and can help you reprogram the code in your KIA. befor you go through all that, check for the code in the glove box, there might be a sticker in there or in your back pages to your manuel.
Good luck and hope this helps yougte your radio wokring again, keep me posted oh and try 0000 first.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
There is no real easy way to do it....not like the older cars..
CAUTION After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 10 minutes for the air bag module to deplete its stored energy.
CAUTION Place the air bag module in a safe location with the front facing upward.
NOTE If may be necessary to mark the steering wheel to steering column alignment.
Exploded view of the heater core and heater housing assembly—Kia Sportage
THIS IS JUST TO REMOVE IT!
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
Hi, there are up to three belts if you have A/C. Each belt has a tensioning system. Diagrams and instructions from autozone.com are paste below. Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for using FixYa.
Alternator and fan belt:
top view of generator belt adjusting bolt C:
Power steering belt:
Removal & Installation
A/C Compressor Belt
Power Steering Pump Belt
Posted on Feb 27, 2011
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Keep a regular schedule for inspecting the spark plugs on your 2002 Kia Sportage. According to the official 2002 Kia Sportage owner's manual, spark plugs and ignition wires should be inspected every two years or 48,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Let your 2002 Kia Sportage sit for a few hours before opening the engine compartment. You want to make sure that the engine is cool before you begin working on it.
Pop open the hood of your Sportage and locate the ignition wires, which will be attached to the top of your engine. The 2002 Kia Sportage has a four-cylinder engine, meaning there are four spark plugs each attached to an ignition wire. The ignition wires run from the engine to the fuse box, which is located in the left side of the engine compartment.
Inspect the ignition wires of your 2002 Kia Sportage. These wires will need to be replaced if they appear worn.
Disconnect the ignition wire to your spark plugs. Grab the rubber boot located near the base of the wire and pull upward instead of yanking on the wire. Remove only one wire at a time, or mark the wires with a colored Sharpie marker before disconnecting all of them. Improperly reconnecting the ignition wires can seriously affect the performance of your Kia Sportage.
Attach the spark plug socket to your socket wrench. Use the socket wrench to remove the spark plug from the top of the engine's cylinder.
Inspect the spark plug. There will be some soot, but if the spark plug is completely covered in soot, it needs to be replaced.
Position your replacement spark plug in place and secure it with the spark plug socket on your socket wrench. Be careful not to overtighten the spark plug after it has been snuggly fitted.
Position the rubber boot of the proper ignition wire in place above the spark plug and insert it with your hands. Close the hood of your 2002 Kia Sportage
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