Kia_Sephia_Rio_Spectra_Optima_1998-2006

Removal & Installation

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1.6L (VIN 3), 2.0L And 2.7L Engines



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Remove the rear seat retainers (clips or catches) and rear seat cushion.
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  9. Disconnect the harness connector from fuel sender.
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  11. Remove the fuel tank module screws and the fuel sender and filter.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of the remove procedure.

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    Fig. Fuel filter location-2.7L engine

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1.5L, 1.6L (VIN 5), 1.8L And 2.4L Engines



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Disconnect the fuel lines from both ends of the fuel filter. Plug the lines to prevent leakage.
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  9. Remove the bracket retaining nuts and bolts, as necessary.
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  11. Remove the filter and the mounting bracket.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the fuel system-1.8L engine



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    Fig. Exploded view of the fuel system-1.5L and 1.6L (VIN 5) engine



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    Fig. Fuel filter location-2.4L engine

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To install:

  1. Install the filter in the mounting bracket.
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  3. Connect the fuel lines to the filter.
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  5. Install the bracket nuts and tighten to 9.5 ft. lbs. (13 Nm) for 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L and 2.0L engines. For 2.4L engines, torque the nuts to 18-25 ft. lbs. (25-35 Nm).
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Run the engine and check for any fuel leaks.
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