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Kia Sportage: Tail Gate

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

Repair procedures

 Replacement

Tail Gate Trim Replacement

CAUTION

  • When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.

1. Remove the upper trim (C).

2. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the side trim (B) and tail gate trim (A).

NOTE

  • Replace any damaged clips.

3. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Tail Gate Latch Replacement

Tail Gate Latch Replacement

1. Remove the tail gate trim.

2. After loosening the mounting bolts, then remove the latch assembly (A).

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

3. Disconnect the tail gate latch connector (A).

3. Disconnect the tail gate latch connector (A).

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

NOTE

  • Make sine the connector is connected properly and the connecting rod is connected properly.
  • Make sure the tail gate opens properly and locks securely.

Tail Gate Lift Replacement

NOTE

  • Take care not to be closed the tail gate, when removing the lift.

1. Using a screwdriver (A), lift up slightly the socket clips (B) of both ends on the lifer (D). and then remove the lifter from the bracket (C).

2. Push the socket of the lifter into the bracket for installation.

2. Push the socket of the lifter into the bracket for installation.

NOTE

  • Make sure the tail gate lock and opens properly and locks securely.

Tail Gate weatherstrip Replacement

CAUTION

  • Do not apply sealant to the body.

1. Remove the tail gate weatherstrip (A).

2. Installation is the reverse of removal.

2. Installation is the reverse of removal.

NOTE

  • Install the weatherstrip aligned with center line (B).

Adjustment

1. After loosening the tail gate hinge (A) mounting bolt, adjust the tail gate by moving it up or down, or right or left.

2. Adjust the tail gate height by turning the tail gate overslam bumpers (B).

3. After loosening the tail gate striker (C) mounting bolts, adjust the tail gate striker by moving it up or down, or right left.

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