Kia Sportage 1998-02

Cylinder Head

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Exploded view of the cylinder head assembly

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose from the dynamic chamber
     
    Fuel line from the pressure regulator and the return line from the rear of the dynamic chamber
     
    Ground wire from the intake manifold
     
    Purge solenoid valve vacuum hose
     
    Upper radiator hose
     
    Intake manifold support bracket
     
    Converter flange inlet pipe
     
    Timing belt
     
    Cylinder head cover
     
    Cylinder head with the intake and exhaust manifolds attached
     
    3 wire harness connectors at the rear of the cylinder head
     

  8.  

To install:



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Fig. Cylinder head removal sequence

  1. Place the new head gasket on the engine block.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Cylinder head with the intake and exhaust manifolds attached
     
    3 wiring connectors at the rear of the cylinder head
     


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    Fig. Cylinder head torque sequence-Kia Sportage

    Cylinder head bolts in the proper sequence. Torque the bolts to 64 ft. lbs. (87 Nm).
     
    Cylinder head cover
     
    Timing belt
     
    Converter inlet pipe flange nuts. Torque the nuts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
     
    Upper radiator hose
     
    Vacuum hose from the intake manifold to the charcoal canister
     
    Purge solenoid vacuum hose
     
    Ground wire and harness bracket to the intake manifold. Torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Fuel line to the pressure regulator and the return line to the fuel rail
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Properly fill the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks, repair if necessary..
  8.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the cylinder head assembly

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section .
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose from the dynamic chamber
     
    Fuel line from the pressure regulator and the return line from the rear of the dynamic chamber
     
    Ground wire from the intake manifold
     
    Purge solenoid valve vacuum hose
     
    Upper radiator hose
     
    Intake manifold support bracket
     
    Converter flange inlet pipe
     
    Timing belt
     
    Cylinder head cover
     
    Cylinder head with the intake and exhaust manifolds attached
     
    3 wire harness connectors at the rear of the cylinder head
     

  8.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Cylinder head removal sequence

  1. Place the new head gasket on the engine block.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Cylinder head with the intake and exhaust manifolds attached
     
    3 wiring connectors at the rear of the cylinder head

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Cylinder head torque sequence-Kia Sportage

     
    Cylinder head bolts in the proper sequence. Torque the bolts to 64 ft. lbs. (87 Nm).
     
    Cylinder head cover
     
    Timing belt
     
    Converter inlet pipe flange nuts. Torque the nuts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
     
    Upper radiator hose
     
    Vacuum hose from the intake manifold to the charcoal canister
     
    Purge solenoid vacuum hose
     
    Ground wire and harness bracket to the intake manifold. Torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Fuel line to the pressure regulator and the return line to the fuel rail
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Properly fill the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks, repair if necessary..
  8.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the cylinder head assembly

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose from the dynamic chamber
     
    Fuel line from the pressure regulator and the return line from the rear of the dynamic chamber
     
    Ground wire from the intake manifold
     
    Purge solenoid valve vacuum hose
     
    Upper radiator hose
     
    Intake manifold support bracket
     
    Converter flange inlet pipe
     
    Timing belt
     
    Cylinder head cover
     
    Cylinder head with the intake and exhaust manifolds attached
     
    3 wire harness connectors at the rear of the cylinder head
     

  8.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Cylinder head removal sequence

  1. Place the new head gasket on the engine block.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Cylinder head with the intake and exhaust manifolds attached
     
    3 wiring connectors at the rear of the cylinder head

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Cylinder head torque sequence-Kia Sportage

     
    Cylinder head bolts in the proper sequence. Torque the bolts to 64 ft. lbs. (87 Nm)
     
    Cylinder head cover
     
    Timing belt
     
    Converter inlet pipe flange nuts. Torque the nuts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm)
     
    Upper radiator hose
     
    Vacuum hose from the intake manifold to the charcoal canister
     
    Purge solenoid vacuum hose
     
    Ground wire and harness bracket to the intake manifold. Torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Fuel line to the pressure regulator and the return line to the fuel rail
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Properly fill the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
  8.  

 
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