Kia Sportage: Rustproof treatment after assembly

Kia Sportage - Second generation (JEKM) (2005-2015) - Body Workshop Manual / General information / For best results / Rustproof treatment after assembly

Body sealing

Apply body sealer where necessary.

Applying rustproof material

Apply rustproofing material (wax, oil, etc.) behind welded area.

Applying undercoat

Applying undercoat

Apply undercoat on the body where necessary.


     Vehicle lift (2-Support type) and safety stand positions

    1. Place the lift blocks under the support points as shown in the illustration. 2. Raise the hoist a few inches and rock the vehicle to be sure it is firmly supported. 3. Raise the hoist to full height to inspect the lift points for secure su

     Body structure

     Body composition

    Body shell The body consists of the body shell, frame and cross members, etc, welded together. This provides safety, durability, noise protection, rustproofing and vibration proofing of the vehicle. Body service holes Body service holes are p


     Repair procedures

     Inspection Front Door Lock Actuator Inspection 1. Remove the front door trim. (Refer to the BD group - "Front door") 2. Remove the front door module. 3. Disconnect the 7P connector from the actuator. 4. Check actuator oper

     Description and Operation

     OBD-II review 1. Overview The California Air Resources Board (CARB) began regulation of On Board Diagnostics (OBD) for vehicles sold in California beginning with the 1988 model year. The first phase, OBD-L required monitoring of the fuel