Kia Sportage: Assembly

Kia Sportage - Second generation (JEKM) (2005-2015) - Body Workshop Manual / General information / For best results / Assembly

Measuring dimensions before welding

When assembling a new part, assemble it according to the body dimensions given in Section 31, and start welding after checking the gaps with nearby parts.

Caution when welding

The number of welding points should be determined based on the criteria below:

Caution when spot welding

Caution when spot welding

  • The tip of the spot welding machine should be maintained to a minimum of 0.1 in (3 mm) because it greatly affects welding strength. When possible, spot welding should be done between the existing spot welded points.
  • Before and after spot welding, weld a test piece (test pin) of the same material as the body panel, and check the welding strength.

Rustproof treatment after assembly


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