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I got mine from Kia Customer service 1-800-333-4542. They gave me the right code which actually worked. If the "Hold" sign comes up and locks your radio, you might need to leave the radio on for more than an hour for the "code" sign to re-appear.

1997 Kia... | Answered on Nov 19, 2012

Cylinder head bolt 62 ft-lb. (84N.m) starting with the two in the center, then the two forward of the center, then the two rearward of the center, and so on for the last for bolts.

1997 Kia... | Answered on Oct 23, 2012

Sounds like your problem might be bad lifter or bad rocker arm spring. Either way you'll probably have to remove the valve cover to check both. You might also go to a parts place and purchase an oil additive to see if it might help free up the lifter...if thats what it is.

1997 Kia... | Answered on Oct 19, 2012

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1997 Kia... | Answered on Oct 05, 2012

    • Raise the hood of the KIA and locate the battery. Disconnect the positive and negative cables.
    • 2Drain all of the coolant from the radiator and engine assembly. If you do not do this it will result in a large mess when you disconnect the hoses and the pump.
    • 3
    • Use a screwdriver to remove the mounting screws from the lower splash shield. Remove the shield from the vehicle. Disconnect both the air duct and fan by removing the screws which hold them in place.
    • 4Use a socket wrench to remove the tension bolt which is fixed to the alternator. This is the bolt that attaches the alternator to its bracket. Once the bracket is disconnect you will be able to slide the belt off the alternator. Remove the mounting bolt on the bottom of the alternator. Lift the alternator clear of the assembly. If you are struggling to move it on your own, have help on hand to aid in the lifting process.
    • 5Remove the coolant reservoir and radiator hoses from the engine assembly. On most Sportage models the coolant reservoir will have no mounting bolts and can be removed manually. You should be able to simply remove the hoses from the vehicle by pulling them with your hand.
    • 6Use a wrench to remove the tensioner bolts which fix the water pump in place. Lift the damaged pump out of the KIA.
    • 7Insert the new pump in the same place from which you removed the old one. Remove the old gasket and replace it with a new one at the contact point of the water pump. Fix the new part in place with the mounting bolts to a torque of 19 lbs. Place the reservoir coolant and radiator hoses back into the engine assembly by pressing them in to their connectors.
    • 8Attach the alternator to its bracket by fixing the mounting bolts in to the bottom. Attach the belt to the alternator and fix it in place with the tension bolt. Place the splash shield back on the vehicle and insert the coolant back in to the radiator. Reattach the battery terminals and turn on the engine to check that the water pump is now working correctly. Keep an eye out for leaks.

1997 Kia... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012

One move to go for is to remove the positive Battery terminal and clean it both ends and the same you do after for the Negative terminal.Be careful not to cause any unexpected contact for shortage because is a risk to blow the ECU. I suggest the battery terminals because sometimes cause bad contact. If even after do not start,it is the possibility of the starter motor solenoid where you need and expert electrician to continue.

1997 Kia... | Answered on Aug 18, 2012

There is a short somewere in the system. Be it a surge of current or a bad contact in the wireing. Very important to use the Fuse rated for that connection ie 15 amp is for 15 amp. Never go higher than the rated amperage. If your vehicle is blowing the fuses in a short time You should have it looked at asap.

1997 Kia... | Answered on Aug 14, 2012

not sure on that car. most cars from 90s up are controls by sensors and therfore there is no adjustment. check with local auto store. They should be able to help you out.....good luck and hope this helps some

1997 Kia... | Answered on Aug 13, 2012

Have you tried bleeding the air out of the cooling system, this is required when you drain out the coolant, any air pockets will keep the thermostat from opening and engine will overheat or in some cases get hot then drop down and get hot again, over and over.

1997 Kia... | Answered on May 28, 2012

The strut/spring assembly can be removed from the vehicle without compressing the springs. However, if your intention is to replace the strut cartridge, then the answer is NO. You must compress the spring to seperate the strut cartridge from the strut/spring assembly.

1997 Kia... | Answered on May 17, 2012


1997 Kia... | Answered on May 06, 2012

Loss of feul pressure in the feul line. turn the key to on position 3 sec. then to off 10 sec. then back to on 3 sec and start. if this works, that is your problem.

1997 Kia... | Answered on Apr 28, 2012

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