Kia Sportage 2005-06

Spark Plug Wires

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Removal & Installation



2.0L Engine

NOTE
Always install the spark plug wires in the same location, position and routing as they were in during removal.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    When removing the spark plug cable, pull on the spark plug cable boot (not the cable), as it may be damaged.

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  3. Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires from the ignition coils and spark plugs.
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To install:

  1. Connect the spark plug wires to the spark plugs and ignition coil, as tagged during removal.
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  3. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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2.7L Engine

WARNING
Always install the spark plug wires in the same location, position and routing as they were in during removal.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the engine cover.
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  5. Disconnect the VIS actuator connector and injector connectors.
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  7. Remove the accelerator cable.
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  9. Remove the surge tank sub assembly.
    NOTE
    When removing the spark plug cable, pull on the spark plug cable boot (not the cable), as it may be damaged.

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  11. Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires from the ignition coils and spark plugs.
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To install:

  1. Connect the spark plug wires to the spark plugs and ignition coil, as tagged during removal.
  2.  
  3. Install the surge tank sub assembly.
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  5. Connect the accelerator cable.
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  7. Connect the VIS actuator connectors and injector connectors.
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  9. Install the engine cover.
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  11. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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Inspection & Testing



  1. Disconnect the spark plug wire from the coil and spark plug.
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  3. Inspect the insulation for breaks or wear.
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  5. Inspect the connectors for corrosion or carbon deposits.
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  7. Connect an ohmmeter to the ends of the wire. Resistance should be 10k ohms per 3.28 ft (1 m).
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  9. Replace if defective.

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    Fig. Spark plug wire testing

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