Kia Sportage: Thermostat
Removal and Installation
Disassembly of the thermostat would have an adverse effect, causing a
lowering of cooling efficiency. Do not
remove the thermostat, even if the engine tends to overheat.
1. Drain engine coolant so its level is below thermostat.
2. Disconnect the radiator lower hose (A).
3. Remove water inlet fitting (C), gasket (B) and thermostat (A).
7.8 ~ 11.8N.m (0.8 ~ 1.2kgf.m, 5.8 ~ 8.7lb-ft)
4. Installation is reverse order of removal.
- Install the thermostat with the jiggle valve upward.
- When assembling the thermostat, place the thermostat on the housing
with a protrusion of thermostat
matching with a groove of the housing and install the gasket and inlet
fitting. Be careful the thermostat
doesn't get out of the groove on the housing.
5. Fill the engine coolant.
6. Start the engine and check for leaks.
7. Recheck the coolant level
1. Immerse the thermostat in water and gradually heat the water.
2. Check the valve opening temperature.
Valve opening temperature: 82 +- 1.5ºC
(179.6 +- 2.7ºF)
Full opening temperature: 95ºC (203ºF)
If the valve opening temperature is not as specified, replace the thermostat.
3. Check the valve lift.
Valve lift: 8mm (0.3in.) or more at 95ºC (203ºF)
If the valve lift is not as specified, replace the thermostat.
Oil And Filter Replacement
Prolonged and repeated contact with mineral oil will result in the
removal of natural fats from the skin, leading to
dryness, irritation and dermatitis. In addition, used engine oil cont
Balance shaft & oil pump
Balance shaft chain tensioner
Balance shaft chain
Balance shaft chain sprocket
Balance shaft chain guide
Balance shaft chain tensioner arm
If you install an aftermarket HID headlamp,
your vehicle's audio and electronic
device may malfunction.
* If your vehicle is equipped with infotainment
system, refer to a separately
supplied manual for detailed information.
Air bags may not deploy in certain
low-speed collisions where the air bag
would not add any benefit beyond the
protection already offered by the seat
Front air bags are not designed to
inflate in rear collisions, because