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Am replacing radiator on 01 kia sportage, can not get hoses free from bottom of old radiator

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H0w to change thermostat housing on 1995 Kia sportage

  • Drain the coolant and dispose of properly,
    Remove the clamp on the upper radiator hose where it connects to the elbow on the engine block.
    Remove the hose from this connection
    Remove the 3 bolts on the elbow that the hose was on, where they connect to the engine block.
  • Remove the elbow, this is the housing.
  • Clean the surfaces that the housing covered using a razor blade.
  • Replace the thermostat with a new one.
  • Replace the gasket
  • Torque the bolts for the housing to the right torque.
  • Replace the hose and clamp.
  • Fill the Radiator with NEW coolant. Leave cap off
  • Start the engine and squeeze the upper radiator hose several times to remove air.
  • Watch for the level in the radiator to drop
  • Add coolant as needed, till the level is even with the inside lip on the radiator neck WHEN THE ENGINE IS HOT.
  • Put new radiator cap on.
  • Stop engine and drain the reservoir tank for old coolant.
  • Replace the coolant with new coolant.

Feb 02, 2016 | 1995 Kia Sportage

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Vacuum hose

I never heard of a vacuum line going from the throttle body/intake manifold before but I have never worked on a Kia. Disconnect the hose at both ends have some one take you to ace hardware they have automotive vacuum hose by the foot bring your old hose with you so they can cut the proper length and girth of your original hose and pop the new one back on. It might be hard to fit the new hose back onto their fittings i usually lightly oil the surface that the hose goes over with engine oil so it goes on pain free remember lightly oil. good luck.

Mar 27, 2014 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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Change water pump

    • Raise the hood of the KIA and locate the battery. Disconnect the positive and negative cables.
    • 2Drain all of the coolant from the radiator and engine assembly. If you do not do this it will result in a large mess when you disconnect the hoses and the pump.
    • 3
    • Use a screwdriver to remove the mounting screws from the lower splash shield. Remove the shield from the vehicle. Disconnect both the air duct and fan by removing the screws which hold them in place.
    • 4Use a socket wrench to remove the tension bolt which is fixed to the alternator. This is the bolt that attaches the alternator to its bracket. Once the bracket is disconnect you will be able to slide the belt off the alternator. Remove the mounting bolt on the bottom of the alternator. Lift the alternator clear of the assembly. If you are struggling to move it on your own, have help on hand to aid in the lifting process.
    • 5Remove the coolant reservoir and radiator hoses from the engine assembly. On most Sportage models the coolant reservoir will have no mounting bolts and can be removed manually. You should be able to simply remove the hoses from the vehicle by pulling them with your hand.
    • 6Use a wrench to remove the tensioner bolts which fix the water pump in place. Lift the damaged pump out of the KIA.
    • 7Insert the new pump in the same place from which you removed the old one. Remove the old gasket and replace it with a new one at the contact point of the water pump. Fix the new part in place with the mounting bolts to a torque of 19 lbs. Place the reservoir coolant and radiator hoses back into the engine assembly by pressing them in to their connectors.
    • 8Attach the alternator to its bracket by fixing the mounting bolts in to the bottom. Attach the belt to the alternator and fix it in place with the tension bolt. Place the splash shield back on the vehicle and insert the coolant back in to the radiator. Reattach the battery terminals and turn on the engine to check that the water pump is now working correctly. Keep an eye out for leaks.

Aug 30, 2012 | 1997 Kia Sportage

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Engine Diagram 2007 kia sportage

With conventional cooling system, the upper radiator hose goes to thermostat housing on the engine. You drain antifreeze down, a little, remove radiator hose from thermostat housing, remove thermostat housing, the thermostat should be inside the housing.
Some antifreeze is poisonous, dispose of properly.
Install new thermostat, hook everything back up. Add proper amount of antifreeze to the proper mark. Keep an eye on antifreeze level for a while till your sure all air worked out of the system.

Nov 04, 2011 | 2007 Kia Sportage 4x4 V6

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How do I remove the lower crankshaft pully on an 01 Kia Sportage?

Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.

  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable

  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.

  4. Remove the alternator drive belt.

  5. Remove the fresh air duct from the top of the radiator.

  6. Remove the upper radiator hose.

  7. Remove the 4 attaching nuts to the clutch fan.

  8. Remove the 5 fan shroud bolts. Remove the fan and shroud as an assembly.

  9. Remove the 4 splash guard mounting bolts and the splash guard.

  10. Loosen the lock bolts and loosen the air conditioning drive belt.

  11. Loosen the power steering lock and mounting bolt. Remove the power steering belt.

  12. Remove the six crankshaft pulley mounting bolts and remove the pulley.

To install: reverse above

Nov 30, 2010 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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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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2001 kia sportage is over heating but has no leaks. the radiator has been flushed but is very rusty inside. The water is rusty inside the radiator. We have checked the resevoir, it is fine. the water...

Rusty is from running a bad or no mix of coolant. (PH level is off) You may have a water pump that has corroded impellers, and can't move the coolant as well any more. I would start by making sure to flush the engine block again, and make sure you flush water through every possible hose, and where you can get at it.

Jun 14, 2010 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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Jun 17, 2009 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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My 2001 Kia Sportage is overheating. This was a sudden issue. The fan is not turning on and I noticed that the radiator fluid was leaking from a hose below and in between the motor and battery. What could...

first rectify the leakages! then ensure that the thermo sensor is in good condition! if it is then change your engine control unit after checking that the fan are working!

Jun 16, 2009 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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Change Belts on 1997 Kia Sportage

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