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Kia Sportage: Front Door

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Exterior / Front Door

Components and Components Location

 Components

  1. Front door trim
  2. Front door inside handle cap
  3. Front door trim seal
  4. Front door quadrant inner cover
  5. Front door module
  6. Front door panel
  7. Front door belt outside molding
  8. Front door body side weatherstrip
  9. Front door side weatherstrip
  10. Front door hinge

Repair procedures

 Replacement

Front Door Trim Replacement

CAUTION

  • Take care not to scratch the door trim and other parts.
  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.

1. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the front door quadrant inner cover (A).

2. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the front door inside handle cap

2. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the front door inside handle cap (B).

3. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the front door trim (A).

4. Remove the inside handle cage (A).

4. Remove the inside handle cage (A).

5. Disconnect the power window connectors (A) and tweeter speaker connector

5. Disconnect the power window connectors (A) and tweeter speaker connector (B).

6. Installation is the reverse of removal.

6. Installation is the reverse of removal.

NOTE

  • Make sure of connectors is plugged in properly and each rod is connected securely.
  • Make sure the door lock and opens properly.
  • Replace any damaged clips.

Inside Handle Replacement

1. Remove the front door trim.

2. After loosening the front door inside handle mounting screws, then remove the front door inside handle (A).

3. Installation is the reverse of removal.

3. Installation is the reverse of removal.

NOTE

  • Replace any damaged clips.
  • Make sure the door lock and opens properly.

Glass Replacement

1. Remove the front door trim.

2. Remove the front door trim seal (A).

NOTE

  • Replace any damaged door trim seal.

3. Remove the front door belt inner weatherstrip (A).

3. Remove the front door belt inner weatherstrip (A).

4. Remove the glass mounting hole plug.

4. Remove the glass mounting hole plug.

CAUTION

  • Take care not to drop to glass and scratch the glass surface.

5. Carefully move the glass (B) until you can see the bolts, then loosen them. Separate the glass from the glass run and carefully pull the glass out through the window slot.

Tightening torque: 6.9 ~ 10.8 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 8.0 lb-ft)

6. Installation is the reverse of removal.

6. Installation is the reverse of removal.

NOTE

  • Roll the glass up down to see if it move freely without binding.
  • Adjust the position of the glass as necessary.

Speaker Replacement

1. Remove the front door trim.

2. Disconnect the speaker connector (B).

3. Drill out the rivets to remove the speaker (A) from the door module.

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

NOTE

  • Use sheet metal screws to secure the speaker.
  • Make sure the connector are connected properly and each rod is connected securely.
  • Make sure the door lock and opens properly.
  • Replace any damaged clips.

Power Window Motor Replacement

1. Remove the front door trim.

2. Remove the front door trim seal (A).

NOTE

  • Replace any damaged door trim seal.

3. Disconnect the connector (B).

3. Disconnect the connector (B).

4. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the power window motor (A).

5. Installation is the reverse of removal.

5. Installation is the reverse of removal.

NOTE

  • The area of rotational parts and springs should be applied with sufficient grease.
  • Roll the glass up down to see if it move freely without binding.
  • Replace any damaged clips.
  • Make sure the door lock and opens properly.

Door Module Assembly Replacement

1. Remove the following parts.

  1. Front door trim.
  2. Front door trim seal.
  3. Window glass.
  4. Outside handle

2. Loosen the mounting bolt (A).

Tightening torque: 6.9 ~ 10.8 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 8.0 lb-ft)

3. Disconnect the outside handle connector (A).

3. Disconnect the outside handle connector (A).

4. After loosening the mounting nuts, then remove the front door channel (A).

4. After loosening the mounting nuts, then remove the front door channel (A).

5. After loosening the mounting bolts and nut, then remove the front door

5. After loosening the mounting bolts and nut, then remove the front door module (A).

Tightening torque: 6.9 ~ 10.8 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 8.0 lb-ft)

6. Disconnect the connectors and front door module wiring harness (A).

6. Disconnect the connectors and front door module wiring harness (A).

7. Installation is the reverse of removal.

7. Installation is the reverse of removal.

NOTE

  • The area of whole parts should be applied with sufficient grease.
  • Make sure the connector is plugged in properly and each rod is connected securely.
  • Make sure the door lock and open properly.
  • Replace any damaged clips.

Outside Handle Replacement

1. Remove the front door trim.

2. Remove the front door trim seal (A).

NOTE

  • Replace any damaged door trim seal.

3. Remove the hole plug (B).

3. Remove the hole plug (B).

4. After loosening the mounting bolt, then remove the outside handle cover (A).

Tightening torque: 6.9 ~ 10.8 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 8.0 lb-ft)

5. Remove the outside handle (A) by sliding it rearward.

5. Remove the outside handle (A) by sliding it rearward.

6. Disconnect the outside handle connector (A).

6. Disconnect the outside handle connector (A).

7. Installation is the reverse the removal.

7. Installation is the reverse the removal.

NOTE

  • Make sure the door lock and open properly.

Door Weatherstrip Replacement

1. Detach the clips, then remove the front door side weatherstrip (A).

2. Installation is the reverse of removal.

2. Installation is the reverse of removal.

NOTE

  • Replace any damaged clips.

 Adjustment

Glass Adjustment

NOTE

  • Check the glass run channel for damage or deterioration, and replace them necessary.

1. Remove the front door trim.

2. Remove the front door trim seal.

3. Carefully move the glass (A) until you can see the glass mounting bolts, then loosen them.

4. Check that the glass moves smoothly.

4. Check that the glass moves smoothly.

Door Striker Adjustment

Make sure the door latches securely without slamming it. If necessary adjust the striker (A): The striker nuts are fixed. The striker can be adjusted up or down, and in or out.

1. Loosen the screws (B) just enough for the striker to move.

Tightening torque: (B): 16.7-21.6 N.m (1.7~2.2 kgf.m, 12.3-15.9 lb-ft)

2. Tap on the striker with a plastic hammer to adjust the striker. The

2. Tap on the striker with a plastic hammer to adjust the striker. The striker will not move much, but will give some adjustment.

3. Hold the outer handle out, and push the door against the body to be sure the striker allows a flush fit. If the door latches properly, tighten the screws and recheck.

Door Position Adjustment

NOTE

  • After installing the door, check for a flush fit with the Body, then check for equal gaps between the front, rear, and bottom, door edges and the body. Check that the door and body edges are parallel. Before adjusting, replace the mounting bolts.

1. Check that the door and body edges are parallel.

2. Place the vehicle on a firm, level surface when adjusting the doors.

2. Place the vehicle on a firm, level surface when adjusting the doors.

3. Adjust at the hinges (A):

  1. Loosen the door mounting bolts slightly, and move the door in or out until it aligns flush with the body.
  2. Loosen the hinge mounting bolts slightly, and move the door backward or forward, up or down as necessary to equalize the gaps.
  3. Place a shop towel on the jack to prevent damage to the door when adjusting the door.

Tightening torque:

(B ): 21.6 ~ 26.5 N.m (2.2 ~ 2.7 kgf.m, 15.9 ~ 19.5 lb-ft)

(C ): 34.3 ~ 41.2 N.m (3.5 ~ 4.2 kgf.m, 25.3 ~ 30.4 lb-ft)

4. Grease the pivot portions of the hinges indicated.

4. Grease the pivot portions of the hinges indicated.

5. Check for water leaks.

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