Kia Sportage 1998-02

Throttle Body

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Removal & Installation



  1. Make certain the ignition switch is in the off position.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Drain the engine coolant.
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  7. Disconnect the throttle position sensor electrical connector.
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  9. Loosen the clamp securing the air intake duct to the throttle body.
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  11. Remove the four breather hoses that join the intake duct.
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  13. Disconnect the MAF sensor electrical connector.
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  15. Loosen the clamp securing the air intake duct to the air cleaner housing.
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  17. Remove the bolts holding the air intake hose assembly.
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  19. Remove the air intake hose assembly.
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  21. Remove the accelerator cable bracket bolts.
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  23. Disconnect the accelerator cable and position aside.
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  25. Disconnect the two coolant hoses from the throttle body.
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  27. Remove the two nuts and bolts holding the throttle body to the intake manifold.
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  29. Remove the throttle body.
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  31. Remove the throttle body gasket.
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To install:

  1. Clean the mating surfaces of the throttle body and intake manifold.
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  3. Replace the throttle body gasket.
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  5. Position the throttle body on the intake manifold.
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  7. Install the two nuts and bolts securing the throttle body to the intake manifold and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
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  9. Connect the throttle position sensor and MAF electrical connectors.
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  11. Install the air hose assembly and tighten the two retaining clamps.
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  13. Connect the accelerator cable.
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  15. Install the accelerator cable mounting bracket and secure with the two mounting bolts.
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  17. Verify the throttle body is fully closed and measure the accelerator cable free play. Free play should be 0.040-0.120 inch.
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  19. Install and tighten the two bolts securing the intake air hose assembly.
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  21. Connect the four breather hoses to the air duct.
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  23. Refill the cooling system to proper level.
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  25. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  27. Start the engine, run until hot and verify proper cooling system operation.
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