Kia Sportage: Disassembly
Measuring dimensions before beginning
Measure the dimensions of the damaged area according to the body dimension
drawings before disassembling
and repairing. Adjust dimensions with body frame adjuster if deformed.
Selecting cutting area
Select a cutting area that is easily accessible and that is prone to the
least amount of distortion when welding.
Select an area that would allow the new part to overlap repair area by 1.2~2.0
in (30~50 mm).
Protecting body from damage
Secure the body with clamps and jacks to prevent damage to the body when
working on it.
Disassembling related parts
Use caution when removing body molding and trim from
the area to be worked. Apply masking tape where
needed to prevent damage to the part being removed
or to the vehicle body. Before starting repairs, check if
pipes, hoses or electrical components are present near
Applying spot sealer
Remove paint from the surface of new parts and body to be spot welded, and
apply spot sealer for rustproofing.
Selecting a welding method
If the thickness of the area to be welded with the panels overlapped is
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 sho
Apply body sealer where necessary.
Applying rustproof material
Apply rustproofing material (wax, oil, etc.) behind welded area.
Apply undercoat on the body where necessary.
Front Washer Motor
1. With the washer motor connected to the reservoir tank, fill the reservoir
tank with washer fluid.
Before filling the reservoir tank with water, check the filter for foreign
Power Window Timer Control
1. After IGN1 is On. Power Window can operate and after IGN1 Off it is possible to operate the Power window, for "PwdwTime"(30 sec +-3 sec).
2. During counting the PwdwTime"(30 sec +-3 sec), if Driver