Kia Sportage 1998-02

Removal & Installation

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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Lower splash shield
     
    Upper and lower radiator hoses
     
    Coolant reservoir tank hose
     
    Fresh air duct
     
    Fan and shroud
     
    Loosen the alternator mounting and adjusting bolts
     
    Alternator belt
     
    Fan pulley and bracket
     
    Upper and lower timing belt covers and turn the crankshaft until No. 1 cylinder is at Top Dead Center (TDC).
     
    Loosen the tensioner lockbolt and pry the tensioner away from the belt
     
    Timing belt
     
    Loosen the tensioner bolt
     
    Water pump
     
    Tensioners from the water pump
     

  6.  

To install:



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Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting

  1. Clean the surface of any old gasket material.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Tensioners on the water pump
     
    Water pump and gasket. Torque the bolts to 19 ft. lbs. 25 Nm).
     
    Timing belt
     
    Loosen the tensioner lockbolt and allow the tensioner to rest against the belt. Torque the tensioner lockbolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
     
    Upper and lower timing belt covers
     
    Fan bracket assembly and fan pulley
     
    Drive belt
     
    Cooling fan and shroud
     
    Position the radiator and torque the bracket bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Torque the shroud bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm) and torque the alternator adjusting and mounting bolts
     
    Position the fresh air duct over the radiator and tighten the retaining bolt 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Radiator hoses and tighten the clamps
     
    Lower splash shield
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Start the vehicle and bring the engine to operating temperature. Check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  8.  

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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Lower splash shield
     
    Upper and lower radiator hoses
     
    Coolant reservoir tank hose
     
    Fresh air duct
     
    Fan and shroud
     
    Loosen the alternator mounting and adjusting bolts
     
    Alternator belt
     
    Fan pulley and bracket
     
    Upper and lower timing belt covers and turn the crankshaft until No. 1 cylinder is at Top Dead Center (TDC).
     
    Loosen the tensioner lockbolt and pry the tensioner away from the belt
     
    Timing belt
     
    Loosen the tensioner bolt
     
    Water pump
     
    Tensioners from the water pump
     

  6.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting

  1. Clean the surface of any old gasket material.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Tensioners on the water pump
     
    Water pump and gasket. Torque the bolts to 19 ft. lbs. 25 Nm).
     
    Timing belt
     
    Loosen the tensioner lockbolt and allow the tensioner to rest against the belt. Torque the tensioner lockbolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
     
    Upper and lower timing belt covers
     
    Fan bracket assembly and fan pulley
     
    Drive belt
     
    Cooling fan and shroud
     
    Position the radiator and torque the bracket bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Torque the shroud bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm) and torque the alternator adjusting and mounting bolts
     
    Position the fresh air duct over the radiator and tighten the retaining bolt 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Radiator hoses and tighten the clamps
     
    Lower splash shield
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Start the vehicle and bring the engine to operating temperature. Check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  8.  


CAUTION
Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could occur from high-pressure engine coolant escaping from the radiator.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Lower splash shield
     
    Upper and lower radiator hoses
     
    Coolant reservoir tank hose
     
    Fresh air duct
     
    Fan and shroud
     
    Loosen the alternator mounting and adjusting bolts
     
    Alternator belt
     
    Fan pulley and bracket
     
    Upper and lower timing belt covers and turn the crankshaft until No. 1 cylinder is at Top Dead Center (TDC).
     
    Loosen the tensioner lockbolt and pry the tensioner away from the belt
     
    Timing belt
     
    Loosen the tensioner bolt
     
    Water pump
     
    Tensioners from the water pump
     

  6.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting

  1. Clean the surface of any old gasket material.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Tensioners on the water pump
     
    Water pump and gasket. Torque the bolts to 19 ft. lbs. 25 Nm)
     
    Timing belt
     
    Loosen the tensioner lockbolt and allow the tensioner to rest against the belt. Torque the tensioner lockbolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm)
     
    Upper and lower timing belt covers
     
    Fan bracket assembly and fan pulley
     
    Drive belt
     
    Cooling fan and shroud
     
    Position the radiator and torque the bracket bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Torque the shroud bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm) and torque the alternator adjusting and mounting bolts
     
    Position the fresh air duct over the radiator and tighten the retaining bolt 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Radiator hoses and tighten the clamps
     
    Lower splash shield
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Start the vehicle and bring the engine to operating temperature. Check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  8.  

 
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