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Remove grill 97 Sportage #1061837 07/08/13 12:38 PM
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lochabay Offline OP
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I need to change the condenser fan on my 97 Kia Sportage. The grill seems to be held in by two fittings at the top and two at the bottom. I can't get to the bottom fittings and there seems to be no way to get any leverage on the grill without breaking it. How do I get this thing off?

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Re: Remove grill 97 Sportage [Re: lochabay] #1061838 07/09/13 07:44 AM
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DRX350 Offline
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When I installed my tranny cooler, i had to remove the grill, I broke every single clip. I bought new ones from an auto parts store...


"Does this part need to be in there?"

1996 Dodge 1500 single cab / short bed, 5.9 4x4; 2" lift (springs not blocks), C.A.I and more mods to come.
Re: Remove grill 97 Sportage [Re: DRX350] #1061839 07/09/13 07:52 PM
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On my 2001, I had to remove the cheap flimsy flexible plastic cover from over the top of the grill, then reach in behind the grill and squeeze the backs of the clips to get them to release. I believe there was also a screw in the center of the grill in addition to the clips.


01 Convertible; Electric Fan; 3" Up Your Kia lift spacers; Tj 104's; 31x10.5x15's on Centerlines; Rear LSD.
GONE, all I have left are a few spare parts and the wheels.
Re: Remove grill 97 Sportage [Re: lochabay] #1061840 07/10/13 12:52 AM
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hambodian Offline
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release two top ones and remove the philips head screw in the middle. Carefully open and use long screwdriver to unlatch bottom clips. That's how I remember doing mine on a 96 which should be similar to your 97


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