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Kia Sportage: Notes when welding body

Kia Sportage - Second generation (JEKM) (2005-2015) - Body Workshop Manual / Replacing body panels / Notes when welding body

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 Disassembling spot welded area

Most body parts are spot welded. In order to disassemble the damaged area, it is best to disassemble the spot welded area from the body frame using a spot cutter or candle type edge drill bit. Do

 Spot welding

1. Commercial spot welding machines do not perform as well as the machines used in the manufacturing process. When spot welding, increase the number of spot welds by 30% (1.3 times the original num

 Disassembly - Replacing body panel

Disassembly 1. Body measurement Before disassembling, measure the damaged area according to the dimensions supplied in Body Dimension, Section 31. If deformation is present, use a frame str

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 Disassembly - Replacing body panel

Disassembly 1. Body measurement Before disassembling, measure the damaged area according to the dimensions supplied in Body Dimension, Section 31. If deformation is present, use a frame straightener to adjust. When disassembling a panel, apply clamps to prevent damage of each part, an

 General Information

General Information  General Troubleshooting Information Before Troubleshooting 1. Check applicable fuses in the appropriate fuse/relay box. 2. Check the battery for damage, state of charge, and clean and tight connections. (Refer to the EE group - "Battery") NOTE Do n

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