Kia Sorento 2003-05

Valve Covers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
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  7. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Disconnect the upper radiator hose.
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  11. Remove the breather hose and air-intake hose.
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  13. Remove the vacuum hose, fuel hose and coolant hose.
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  15. Remove the intake manifold.
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  17. Remove the cables from the spark plugs.  The cables should be removed holding the boot portion.
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  19. Remove the ignition coils.
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  21. Remove the valve covers.
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To install:

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Fig. Valve cover torque sequence

  1. Install the valve covers and tighten the bolts in sequence to 43 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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  3. Install the valve covers.
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  5. Install the ignition coils.
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  7. Install the cables from the spark plugs. 
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  9. Install the intake manifold.
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  11. Install the vacuum hose, fuel hose and coolant hose.
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  13. Install the breather hose and air-intake hose.
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  15. Connect the upper radiator hose.
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  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  19. Fill the cooling system.
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