Kia Sportage: Jack and tools
If you have a flat tire, you can change
the flat tire to a spare tire using tools.
Driving on a flat tire will cause permanent
damage to the tire. Re-inflating a
tire after it has been driven on while
severely underinflated or flat may cause
a blowout and a serious crash. Never
attempt to re-inflate a tire that has been
driven on while severely underinflated or
flat. In this case, repair or replace the flat
tire as soon as possible.
Changing a tire can be dangerous. Follow
the instructions in this section when
changing a tire to reduce the risk of serious
injury or death.
Be careful as you use the jack handle to
stay clear of the flat end. The flat end
has sharp edges that could cause cuts.
Jack and tools
The jack, jack handle, wheel lug nut
wrench are stored in the luggage compartment.
Pull up the luggage box cover to reach
- Wheel lug nut wrench
The jack is provided for emergency tire
- To prevent the jack from "rattling"
while the vehicle is in motion, store it
- Follow jacking instructions to reduce
the possibility of personal injury.
- Never attempt vehicle repairs in the
traffic lanes of a public road or highway.
- Always move the vehicle completely
off the road and onto the shoulder
before trying to change a tire. The
jack should be used on firm level
ground. If you cannot find a firm level
place off the road, call a towing service
company for assistance.
- Be sure to use the correct front and
rear jacking positions on the vehicle;
never use the bumpers or any other
part of the vehicle for jacking support.
- The vehicle can roll off the jack causing
serious injury or death.
- Do not go under a vehicle that is supported
by a jack.
- Do not start or run the engine while
the vehicle is on the jack.
- Do not allow anyone to remain in the
vehicle while it is on the jack.
- Make sure any children present are in
a secure place, away from the road
and from the vehicle to be raised with
Do not place any portion of your body
under a vehicle that is only supported by
a jack since the vehicle can easily roll off
the jack. Use vehicle support stands.
Never attempt vehicle repairs in the traffic
lanes of a public road or highway.
Running vehicle on jack
Do not start or run the engine of the
vehicle while the vehicle is on the jack as
this may cause the vehicle to fall off the
To prevent the jack from "rattling" while
the vehicle is in motion, store it properly.
Possibly substantial variations in the
design and age of the tire casing structures
can limit service life and have a
negative impact on road safety.
Removing and storing the spare tire
- Turn the tire hold-down wing bolt
counterclockwise to remove.
- Store the tire in the reverse order of
- To prevent the spare tire and tools
from "rattling" while the vehicle is in
motion, store them properly.
Touching surface of the luggage room
Do not touch the metal surface of the
luggage room floor while the engine is
operating or hot. Doing so could result in
serious bodily injury.
Turn the engine off and wait until it cools
down or wear gloves to remove the
spare tire from the luggage room.
If it is hard to loosen the tire holddown
wing bolt by hand, you can loosen it easily
using the jack handle.
A vehicle can slip or roll off of a jack
causing serious injury or death to you or
those nearby. Take the following safety
Never place any portion of your body
under a vehicle that is supported by a
Your vehicle is equipped with a compact
spare tire. This compact spare tire takes
up less space than a regular-size tire.
This tire is smaller than a conventional
tire and is designed for temporary use
You should drive carefully when
If emergency towing is necessary, have
it done by authorized Kia dealer or a
commercial tow-truck service.
Proper lifting and towing procedures are
necessary to prevent damage to the
vehicle. The use of wheel dollies (1) or
Connecting rod upper bearing
Connecting rod lower bearing
Connecting rod bearing cap
Oil filter bracket
Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKPS) detects the crankshaft position and is one
of the most important sensors of the
engine control system. If there is no CKPS signal input, the engine may stop