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2003 Kia Sorento has mystery location of distributor. I can not follow wires to a location as the are routed behind the block.

When changing the plugs on this vehicle, the is not enough service line built into the individual ignition wires to fully remove the point/spark plug boot from the recess in the block. I either need to create slack in the wire or remove it from the distributor cap in order to remove the point/boot. I can't trace the wires to a distributor cap as they all run behind the block and I can not make a visual of where they are all headed to. Any clues on how Kia made the magic of hiding a component that should be both obvious and accessible?

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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 am changing the spark plugs on my 2004 Kia sorento

Be careful there.. If you remove the Throttle Position Sensor TPS or the throttle Cable, the engine light will come on because there is a certain setting that needs to be done to ensure accurate emission control.

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SOURCE: change spark plug wires on 04 kia sedona


Do not attempt any maintenance on spark plug if engine is hot. 
1. Disconnect negative battery terminal. 
2. Carefully remove high-tension leads. 
3. Use compressed air to blow any dirt or debris from around spark plug hole. 
4. Check that spark plug fits squarely in spark plug socket and remove spark plug.

Raise a vehicle and install SST(OK552 131 001) in order to replace cylinder 2, 4, 6 spark plug. 


1. Install spark plug into cylinder head.

Tightening torque : 18~22lb-ft (25~30N·m, 2.5~3.0kg-m)

2. Reconnect high-tension leads. 
3. Reconnect negative battery cable. 

Hope this helps and simple to understand. Good luck

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you change the spark plugs in a kia sorento

remove the coil packs on valve cover, then remove spark plugs

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SOURCE: How to Remove the Ignition Switch From a 2003 kia

do you have the key?? if so then its relativly easy without teh key you will have to cut the whole lot off

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