Kia Sportage 2005-06

Spark Plugs

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Inspection



Inspect the spark plug tip for wear and damage. If the tip is covered with carbon, replace the plug. Do not drop or shock the spark plug. If the ceramic body is broken replace the plug.

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Fig. Spark Plug Inspection Points

Removal & Installation



2.7L Engine

WARNING
Do not attempt to remove spark plugs when the engine is hot.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine cover.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the VIS actuator connectors and injector connectors.
  6.  
  7. Remove the accelerator cable.
  8.  
  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.

  10.  
  11. Disconnect the high tension leads from the spark plugs by carefully twisting the boot and removing.
  12.  
  13. Use compressed air to remove any dirt from around the spark plug hole.
  14.  
  15. Make sure the spark plug socket fits squarely on the spark plug, and then remove.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Be sure the spark plug gap is to specification (0.039-0.043 inches).
  2.  
  3. Apply anti-seize compound to the spark plug threads.
  4.  
  5. Carefully install the spark plug into the cylinder head and torque to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Reconnect high tension leads.
  8.  
  9. Install the surge tank sub assembly.
  10.  
  11. Connect the accelerator cable.
  12.  
  13. Connect the VIS actuator connectors and injector connectors.
  14.  
  15. Install the engine cover.
  16.  
  17. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  18.  

2.0L Engine

WARNING
Do not attempt to remove spark plugs when the engine is hot.

  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.

  2.  
  3. Disconnect the high tension leads from the spark plugs by carefully twisting the boot and removing.
  4.  
  5. Use compressed air to remove any dirt from around the spark plug hole.
  6.  
  7. Make sure the spark plug socket fits squarely on the spark plug, and then remove.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Be sure the spark plug gap is to specification (0.039-0.043 inches).
  2.  
  3. Apply anti-seize compound to the spark plug threads.
  4.  
  5. Carefully install the spark plug into the cylinder head and torque to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Reconnect high tension leads.
  8.  
  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

 
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