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#547229 - 01/04/05 02:05 PM READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS *****  
Axe Man  Offline

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Highland, NY
The following procedure will guide you through changing the spark plugs on the 1995 - 2002 Sportage DOHC engine. It applies only to the DOHC engine and does not cover the 1995 SOHC engine. In order to successfully complete this operation it would be helpful if you had some prior automotive knowledge. While this is not a strict requirement it is helpful because changing the spark plugs on the DOHC engine is more complex than what is typically encountered. But if you follow this procedure step-by-step and use the proper tools there should little if any problems. Above all, TAKE YOUR TIME. Allow at least 3 hours minimum the first time you attempt the spark plug change.

Legal Disclaimer: The user assumes all risk and liability with regards to the use of this procedure. The writer of this procedure assumes no risk nor liability nor consequential damages associated with the application of this procedure.

NOTE: This procedure is specifically written and directed at left-hand drive 1995 - 2002 DOHC Sportages sold in the United States and Canada. Application to Sportages sold in other countries has not been proven nor tested. While it is assumed that the procedure is the same the user must be aware that there could be differences.

PARTS REQUIRED

Four spark plugs - OEM application is Kia P/N 0K23A18110 (NGK). You may choose to use platinum plugs if you wish. Or even Bosch +4. The choice is yours. Insure you have the right spark plug for the DOHC engine. If you use OEM resistor plugs you must change them every 30,000 miles (48,000 km). Platinum plugs every 60,000 miles (96,000 km).

One intake pipe to throttle body gasket. Obtain the appropriate gasket for your year vehicle as shown:
1995 -1996 Kia P/N 0K01313235
1997 Kia P/N 0K01D13235
1998 - 2002 Kia P/N 0K08A13235A
Above applies to U.S./Canadian Sportages only. Other Countries check with dealer.

One valve cover gasket 1995 - 2002 Kia P/N 0K95510235B (See Step 10)

Two spark plug wires 1995 - 2002 Kia P/N 273503X100 and Kia P/N 273503X200
Required every 90,000 miles (145,000 km). (See Step 8 )

PCV Valve 1995 - 2002 Kia P/N KB60313890 Required every 60,000 miles (96,000 km). (See Step 5)



TOOLS REQUIRED

Metric combination wrenches in sizes from 8 mm to 14 mm.
3/8 inch drive ratchet with metric sockets from 8 mm to 14 mm.
Ĺ inch or 3/8 inch drive ratchet with 5/8 inch spark plug socket.
Ĺ inch or 3/8 inch drive ratchet extension with a minimum length of 10 inches (25 cm).
#2 Phillips screwdriver
One container of brush on anti-seize compound.
One spray can of carb and choke cleaner.
Torque wrench (recommended but not absolutely required)

STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURE

NOTE 1: This procedure covers the spark plug, valve cover, and PCV valve change only. Other services may be required, such as the air filter. Refer to the owners manual or shop manual for details.
NOTE 2: Some 2000 and all 2001 - 2002 Sportages have a decorative plastic cover over the top of the engine. This cover must be removed prior to starting with Step 1.
NOTE 3: The engine has to be cold to do the spark plug change. If it's been running let it sit at minimum an hour (preferably more). Best to do the spark plugs after it's been sitting overnight. If you don't adhere to this you risk stripping the aluminum head.

1. Loosen the clamp that holds the rubber intake to the intake pipe. Loosen the clamp for the rubber intake at the mass airflow sensor. Remove the rubber intake and set it aside. Loosen the clamp to the rubber hose that attaches to the black airbox behind the intake pipe.. There's a few other smaller rubber lines that have to be removed from the intake pipe.

The following step is for 1997 - 2002 Sportages only. 1995 and 1996 continue to step 2A.

2. Remove the two screws securing the IAC (Idle Air Control) valve to the intake pipe. Carefully pull the IAC from the intake pipe, taking care not to rip the gasket. Do NOT remove the electrical connector from the IAC. While holding the IAC spray carb and choke cleaner into both holes in the IAC. Also spray cleaner into the 2 ports in the intake. Allow to dry several minutes then re-install the IAC.

2A. The IAC on 1995 and 1996 Sportages is located on the front of the intake manifold. (Large cylinder shaped unit). Remove the rubber air hoses and spray carb and choke cleaner into the IAC. Allow to dry several minutes then re-install the rubber hoses.

3. The intake pipe is held on by 5 bolts. 2 hold it to the valve cover and 3 where it meets the throttle body. 2 of the bolts on the intake are easy to see, the third is down and behind. Note that this bolt is much longer than the other two. You need to remember this for re-assembly. When the intake pipe is free carefully pull it from the throttle body and the airbox. Do NOT remove the electrical connectors from the IAC (1997 - 2002 only) or TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). Carefully lay the intake pipe to the left and make sure there is no stress on the electrical wiring or connectors.

4. Inspect the gasket between the intake pipe and throttle body. If the gasket is fiber it should be changed. If it is stuck to either the intake pipe or throttle body it must be completely removed and the sealing surface cleaned. If the gasket is steel it can be re-used and the gasket you purchased will function as a spare.

5. The PCV valve on the left side of the valve cover is now accessible and can be changed if required.

6. Open the throttle body plates with the bellcrank (where the gas pedal linkage joins) and spray carb and choke cleaner behind the plates. Allow the plates to close. Wipe up any drips.

7. Remove the black airbox back against the firewall. Remove the 2 bolts that hold the gas pedal linkage to the valve cover. Remove the plastic cover that runs down the center of the engine.

8. Now you'll see the coil assemblies and spark plug wires. There is a coil on cylinder 4 with a plug wire to cylinder 1. Another coil on cylinder 2 with a plug wire to cylinder 3. Unplug the primary wiring from each coil (Kia P/N 0K01318100) at the connector. Remove the 2 screws each holding the coils in place and set them aside. Carefully pull up each coil and it's associated plug wire as one unit. NOTE: The spark plug wires should be changed every 90,000 miles (145,000 km). Inspect the coils. The coils do not need to be replaced unless they fail, have damage, or have excess oil on them. A small hole towards the top of the spark plug attachment is normal and does not indicate a defect. If the coil has a small amount of oil wipe it clean (See Note in Step 9).

9. The spark plugs can now be removed. Do one spark plug at a time. Remove the spark plug from cylinder 1. Take a new spark plug and insure the gap is 1.0 - 1.1 mm. Apply a liberal coat of anti-seize compound with a brush on the threads and then wipe with a paper towel. Insure the thread grooves are completely coated. DO NOT skip the anti-seize compound. If you fail to use the anti-seize the next time you remove the spark plugs you may strip the aluminum head. Start the new spark plug into cylinder 1 BY HAND with the long extension until it seats. Then use your Ĺ ratchet to snug the spark plug and tighten approx one quarter to one half turn. If a torque wrench is available torque the spark plug to 11-17 ft/lb (15-23 nm). Repeat step 9 for each spark plug until the remaining 3 are changed. NOTE: If any spark plug or coil has oil on it the valve cover is leaking and should be replaced. If you discover oil continue to Step 10. If no oil is found continue to Step 12.

10. Remove the PCV valve from the valve cover. There may be some other rubber hoses that must be removed. Remove the 15 bolts securing the valve cover to the head. 9 bolts are located around the perimeter of the cover. 6 are located around the spark plugs. Carefully pry the valve cover from the head. (NOTE: If you work carefully and slowly it is NOT necessary to disconnect the throttle linkage from the throttle body) Remove the old gasket from the valve cover. COMPLETELY clean the sealing surface on the both the valve cover and head of gasket residue or sealer. Install the new gasket into the channel on the valve cover.

11. Carefully lay the valve cover onto the head. Insure that the gasket is not pinched or has moved out of position. Initially install the 15 bolts by hand. Snug the 9 bolts around the perimeter in a cross-wise fashion. Then snug the inner 6 bolts in a cross-wise fashion. Repeat the 9 bolts again cross-wise. Repeat the 6 bolts again cross-wise. The torque spec is 35-52 in/lb (4-6 nm). Final torque repeating in cross-wise fashion as described above. Install PCV valve and any rubber hoses removed in step 10.

12. Install a coil into cylinder 4 with the long spark plug wire to cylinder 1. Insure the spark plug wire is installed on the left side and down against the valve cover. Plug in the primary wiring for coil 4. Install a coil into cylinder 2 with a plug wire to cylinder 3. Plug in the primary wiring for coil 2. Install the plastic cover, the gas pedal linkage, and the black airbox that were all removed in step 7.

13. Install the intake pipe that was removed in step 3. Insure that a gasket is used between the intake pipe and throttle body. Install all the rubber hoses that were removed in step 1.

14. Insure all clamps to the airbox and intake pipe and the flex hose to the mass airflow sensor are tight.


1998 Sportage - Gone.
2004 Honda Civic Coupe.
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara - She got it.

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#547230 - 01/25/05 04:03 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Axe Man]  
Anonymous
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Some Picts to help:
Bosch super4 (they are awsome! The car has a better response now.)
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Adding some high temp silicon to avoid water spills...
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The hard way to take out spark #4...
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Watch out for these conectors. Mine were very dry and crambled in my bare hands... I need to play guessing to know which wire to the left, which to the right...
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#547231 - 05/16/05 08:17 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Axe Man]  
regularman  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 49
I'm leary of any procedure that makes you take both your shirt and the hood off <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Glad I got the SOHC version <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />


#547232 - 05/17/05 02:51 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: regularman]  
Anonymous
Unregistered

The shirt: it was a hell of a hot day! the hood: why not? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


#547233 - 05/24/05 06:21 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS  
Anonymous
Unregistered

changed my plugs today usin this as my refrence it was ez thanx for postin how to do it [color:"blue"] [/color]


#547234 - 06/07/05 09:19 PM wires [Re: Axe Man]  
Anonymous
Unregistered

I wonder if you know were the wires connected to the C123 and C124 connectors are located?...thanks for your time...


#547235 - 11/28/05 03:52 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: regularman]  
Anonymous
Unregistered

I used this forum to change my spark plugs today. Thank you for the post....Today, after I bought 4 spark plugs and two wires (?), I was scratching my head....Then when I got home and opened the hood, well you can only imagine....I was stupified! I have a 2000 sportage just so ya know....
I followed tutorial. All I did was read it first, I had a good understanding then I went to work. Took me two hours...Kia is running great after job. Has 80,000 miles today, and was first time plugs have been changed.

Thanks again for post!!!
AspDevStudio.
P.S. Computer programmer here...not Automobile programmer.


#547236 - 03/10/06 05:42 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Axe Man]  
Hal2000  Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 77
Middle of Nowhere Nebraska
I can't get the part numbers to bring up anything on the kia parts site. Is there a space somewhere that is missing?


98 Sportage

#547237 - 03/10/06 12:34 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Hal2000]  
Axe Man  Offline

Kia Moderator Emeritus
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,497
Highland, NY
Quote
I can't get the part numbers to bring up anything on the kia parts site. Is there a space somewhere that is missing?


Rather than searching by part number bring up the engine electrical section and it will show the part numbers for the coils, plug wires, etc.


1998 Sportage - Gone.
2004 Honda Civic Coupe.
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara - She got it.

#547238 - 03/11/06 04:12 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Axe Man]  
Hal2000  Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 77
Middle of Nowhere Nebraska
Tnx Axe, I'll do that


98 Sportage

#547239 - 04/19/06 04:51 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS  
Anonymous
Unregistered

Axe, as usual, a fantastic post. Just a question about the those Bosch 4's. There were issues with splitfires and pistonm pitting, are we seeing the same thing with these??? If not, i know what's going in mine real soon.

Thanks!

Isaiah


#547240 - 06/02/06 10:12 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS  
Anonymous
Unregistered

Hi, I'm just wondering why you should NOT disconnect any of the electrical connections TPS etc. when trying to get at the spark plugs? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />


#547241 - 08/05/06 07:49 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Axe Man]  
Anonymous
Unregistered

Just to let anyone interested... I just got done the step by step post from Axe and let me just say that is was the easiest change out I have ever done! Thank you so much. The KIA started right up and purrrrred like a happy kitten <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />!! Thanks again.
dg in va


#547242 - 08/05/06 09:21 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Axe Man]  
Lennyburger  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 226
Canberra, Australia
Like many I gave this a go at 130,000 km and found the original plugs in it. Got the Bosch Super 4's now and response is heaps better. Had to change that leaking rocker cover gasket too because #4 plug well was full of oil. Turns out it's a Mazda part number for an FE2 if anyone wants to track down a cheaper alternative to KIA OEM. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/drunk.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


KIA, More dirt for ya dollar! 99 Sportage, Pod filter, Bosch Super4 plugs, electric thermo fan, racing pedals, Narva 100W driving lights, Yokhama 235/75R15 Super Diggers....getting to the rest bit by bit.

#547243 - 11/03/06 02:37 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Lennyburger]  
LoudNerd  Offline
Need a Spot
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 11
Farmington, Maine
I'm glad someone finally posted the easiest way to do this. When I first bought my Sportage I was looking all over to try and find the spark plugs or even the plug wires but I couldn't see them anywhere. I bought new plugs when I was fixing a blown head gasket and finally found them when I took the valve cover off haha. What a crazy spot for plugs.


#547244 - 11/23/06 09:07 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS  
Hydra747  Offline
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Posts: 3,814
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Hi, I'm just wondering why you should NOT disconnect any of the electrical connections TPS etc. when trying to get at the spark plugs? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
You can!!!! There is no reason why not--just take the neg cable off the batt. first! I tried the Bosch 4 and it did not work for me <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> Maybe it was just a bad set/but who knows. I decided to use the Autolite plats and they say to adust the gap, But they were already set. I also changed the 2 wires. Runs great! I just noticed that the coils(electric connectors looked kinda worn...but I will wait before I change these. This is an awesome post to use. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> Very different than my 96 Civic engine for which I loved!!!!!Japan vs. S.Korea and fyi...I read that 1/3rd of the employees hired in the engeneer dept. were japs. Well at any rate they certainly know what they are doing and I guess that we're still learning <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


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#547245 - 01/30/07 11:35 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS  
Anonymous
Unregistered

Hi axeman
I have 2001 sportage ex also a problem that hopefully you've heard of before. cel on.
1.Gas smell when cold outside and inside pass. compartment.
2.New prob. just started last wk. Car starts ok seems to idle fine but when given gas hear a pop or backfire from engine. hesitates when trying to take off. went to autozone codes are 0128 and 0303. Have to get inspect sticker by 1/31/07. with this new hesitation problem, when riding down street, cel flashes about 1x per sec for 5 or 6 flashes then remains steady on. thanks


#547246 - 02/01/07 12:42 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS  
logansportage  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,218
Logan, Utah
P0128 is Coolant Thermostat below temp
P0303 is Cylinder 3 misfire detected.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler

#547247 - 04/04/07 06:40 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Axe Man]  
cybervigilante  Offline
Need a Spot
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3
I will definitely keep this in mind. Some ripoff artists in Phoenix did an estimate bait-and-switch that doubled the price, and I ended up paying five hundred bucks to get my car back after they changed Two plugs. (I see it's more complicated than the average plug, but they could have at least done all four for that price ) <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" />

Jim


#547248 - 11/01/07 03:12 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS  
osirus  Offline
Need a Spot
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 11
I can't seem to find the gasket. Is there any easy way to get it? is it easily available? Grr.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Eddie.


#547249 - 11/01/07 04:09 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: osirus]  
DennisThompson  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,396
Utah
If your talking about the intake gasket just get some gasket material and make a new one, other than that you will need to go to the dealer, no one wants to do that.
Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.

#547250 - 02/25/08 02:14 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: DennisThompson]  
homerdog  Offline
Mudrunner
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 316
Michigan
Are NGK plugs ok to use, or is there a preferred brand I should be installing?


2001 Sportage, TJ 106's, Everet spacers and bumpstops, Bilstein shocks on the rear, cone filter, Crager wheels, 235-75-15 Goodyear tires. Custom front winch bumper by Dave Scott. Currently DOA, but it is a work in progress.
2011 Kia Forte EX

#547251 - 02/25/08 03:06 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: homerdog]  
Axe Man  Offline

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Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,497
Highland, NY
Quote
Are NGK plugs ok to use, or is there a preferred brand I should be installing?


NGK's are the OEM plug so yes, they are OK to use.


1998 Sportage - Gone.
2004 Honda Civic Coupe.
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara - She got it.

#547252 - 03/05/08 12:27 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Hal2000]  
LeadBelly  Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 40
Central Mo
Quote
I can't get the part numbers to bring up anything on the kia parts site. Is there a space somewhere that is missing?


I think I recall having troubles getting anything to display when I failed to fill in all of the input fields (# of doors, EX? etc.) If you still have trouble make sure you filled everything in...

leadbelly


'99 Sportage 4dr EX 5-speed, unmolested
'98 Sportage 4dr Auto 2wd
'96 Sportage 4dr Auto,235-75x29"tires, custom fabbed hidden receiver hitch and big plans.



#547253 - 04/29/08 05:57 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS  
Enlew  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1
Did you find a blown spark plug? Cause mine is doing this and I think that is what we found.


#547254 - 12/20/09 03:12 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Enlew]  
Hydra747  Offline
Roll Me Over
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,814
South Texas *
Just changed the plugs today (and V-cover gasket)....used 4 spark Bosch.....They now sell them all covered with paper, and gap set was always supposedley pre-set! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

*dot not touch this pre-set gap*

....like I had done before <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />


Engine idles perfect and I would not change a thing.

The reason that these plugs did not work for me before is prolly cause I tried to put the gap back to what we all are supposed to have.

Just don't touch them (except to put anti-sieze) on them!

Good luck... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


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The Kia Sportage: When I grow up, I want to be a "HUMMER"

#547255 - 05/05/10 07:41 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Hydra747]  
LiorB  Offline

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Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 20
Tel Aviv, Israel
Any recommendation on a specific brand? (I saw Denso for $24 and Karlyn for $51 or any other...)
Thanks,
Lior


#547256 - 05/05/10 07:44 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: LiorB]  
LiorB  Offline

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Sorry, I forgot to mention I meant the plug wires... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


#547257 - 05/08/10 05:27 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: LiorB]  
DennisThompson  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,396
Utah
If yours is a DOHC all you need is 2 wires, The factory Kia wires are about all I've found. You didn't say what year Sportage you had.

Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.

#547258 - 05/09/10 03:34 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: DennisThompson]  
LiorB  Offline

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Tel Aviv, Israel
It's the DOHC (2001)
Thanks,
Lior


#547259 - 05/09/10 03:58 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: LiorB]  
Everet  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2006
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Silicon Valley, CA
RockAuto.com has several sets to choose from. Also, go to a good independent autoparts store, and they should be able to get some. O'Rielys and AutoZone don't sell them.
The dealership is usually about 30-50% higher in cost.

Tell us what you find.

Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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#547260 - 05/10/10 07:28 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Everet]  
LiorB  Offline

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Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 20
Tel Aviv, Israel
Thanks Everet,
The thing is I live in Israel, and all we have here are the dealer's (they are about $48).
What I usually do is order and send it to my brother in law that lives in NY, and he sends it to me (or someone brings it when visiting).
What would you recommend from RockAuto.com's list?

Lior


#547261 - 05/11/10 05:15 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: LiorB]  
londart  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 229
Idaho
just about any auto parts store shouls sell them,at my work we have stocked belden,borg warner and standard motor products and all 3 brands had them in premium or economy sets, i know the o'reilleys here sells borg warner and they have them


Lonnie
Auto Parts Professional
95 sportage sold but not forgotten

#547262 - 05/11/10 09:58 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: londart]  
LiorB  Offline

Need a Spot
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 20
Tel Aviv, Israel
Thanks Lonnie,
The problem is not where to get it but which brand to get.
I know the quality of the wires is important, my question is are the more expensive ones twice as good than the chipper ones.
Is it worth to pay $50 or can I just settle with the $16 ones (BOSCH).

Lior


#547263 - 05/11/10 10:53 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: LiorB]  
DamKia  Offline

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Given that the longest cable run is about 15" I would think if you could get the Bosch ones to fit then they would be OK. The cables are covered from the elements anyway so dirt/grime/grease should not be an issue.

Worst case is you waste $15.


2002 Sporty , Ironman 2.5" spring, 2" body, 15 x 7 ROH wheels, K&N, 15 x 10.5 Simex Centipedes, Powerchip 91.

"Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level then beat you with experience!"

#547264 - 05/12/10 05:44 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: DamKia]  
londart  Offline
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Idaho
even the economy ones that we sell are good wires and still made by the same company as the premium or at least for the same company, sometimes they are outsourced...the main difference is a 5year 100,000 mile warranty versus a lifetime warranty on the premiums...if your only concern is the $ and not 5 or 10 years down the road go with the economy, they should last at least the 5 years, if not they're covered <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


Lonnie
Auto Parts Professional
95 sportage sold but not forgotten

#547265 - 05/12/10 08:13 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: londart]  
LiorB  Offline

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Tel Aviv, Israel
I prefer to replace them anyway every 4-5 years so I think I'll go with the BOSCH wires.

Thanks guys


#547266 - 01/07/11 03:15 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: LiorB]  
2002_Sporty  Offline
Mudrunner
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Posts: 336
Fairbanks Alaska
Ok, I just ordered some parts for my Sporty's first tune up from http://www.rockauto.com/.
Looking to improve Miles Per Gallon.
Look over my list and let me know if I'll need anything else. I think I got it all.

*Bosch Platinum +4 Spark Plugs x 4
*Bosch Spark Plug Wire Set, Includes 2 Wires
*FEL-PRO Throttle Body Gasket x 1
*FRAM PCV Valve x 1
*Victor Reinz Valve Cover Gasket x 1
*Antiseize for the spark plug threads.

One more Question: Is the decorative plastic cover over the top of the engine a functional piece of equipment?
I mean; Does it force air over the engine for direct cooling, help make an air bubble over valve cover when fording rivers, or is it just added weight?


2002 4dr Kia Sportage 4X4
Tires:235/75/15, Wheels: Black 15x8 Steel ProComp 2.5" B.S., Hubs:Warn Manual, Lift:3" UPYOURKIA, Trailer Hitch, Cargo Rack, Clinometer.

#547267 - 01/07/11 05:25 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: 2002_Sporty]  
DennisThompson  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
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Posts: 1,396
Utah
There is no need to replace your valve cover gasket unless yours is leaking, you just need to remove the center cover to get to the spark plugs, not the valve cover. I would change the fuel filter also unless it has allready been done. The decorative is just that decorative, my 95 does not have one.

Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.

#547268 - 01/07/11 06:22 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: 2002_Sporty]  
promodmerc  Offline

Wheeler
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 173
Raytown MO
Quote
Ok, I just ordered some parts for my Sporty's first tune up from http://www.rockauto.com/.
Looking to improve Miles Per Gallon.
Look over my list and let me know if I'll need anything else. I think I got it all.

*Bosch Platinum +4 Spark Plugs x 4
*Bosch Spark Plug Wire Set, Includes 2 Wires
*FEL-PRO Throttle Body Gasket x 1
*FRAM PCV Valve x 1
*Victor Reinz Valve Cover Gasket x 1
*Antiseize for the spark plug threads.

One more Question: Is the decorative plastic cover over the top of the engine a functional piece of equipment?
I mean; Does it force air over the engine for direct cooling, help make an air bubble over valve cover when fording rivers, or is it just added weight?


Me personally I would not use BOTCH plugs if my life depended on it. Stick with NGK. I can guarantee in 6 months you'll be replacing those BOTCH plugs.


#547269 - 01/07/11 08:30 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: promodmerc]  
londart  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 229
Idaho
As a parts guy, me and the other counter people the auto parts store i work @ usually reccomend using oe manufacturer for plugs(ngk for kia),however thats not required....there are people out there that swear by a particular brand or even refuse to use a certain brand which is why we carry autolite,ac delco,ngk,champion,bosch, and denso plugs....we sell all of these brands all day long without any troubles or complaints...if bosch plugs really crapped out that fast they wouldnt still be in business...i personally tried a set the last tune-up i did....bout 2 years ago and still going strong,even the way i drive with a HEAVY foot...i'm sure they will work just fine for you as well <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


Lonnie
Auto Parts Professional
95 sportage sold but not forgotten

#547270 - 01/07/11 10:25 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: londart]  
promodmerc  Offline

Wheeler
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 173
Raytown MO
Maybe they work in some vehicles. I know for a fact that BOSCH plugs are not worth the box they come in as far as Ford engines are concerned. I & many others have had bad experiences with BOSCH plugs. I've nevr experinced a problem with NGK in any engine.


#547271 - 01/07/11 11:19 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: promodmerc]  
londart  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 229
Idaho
Lots of guys i know would say that the problem is its a ford not because your using bosch lol....no but seriously to answer the original question, yes that stuff should do your tuneup.....might also add some dielectric grease for the wires
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Lonnie
Auto Parts Professional
95 sportage sold but not forgotten

#547272 - 01/08/11 06:10 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: DennisThompson]  
Sportege_Panicmech  Offline

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Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 433
Cda, Idaho
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Is the decorative plastic cover over the top of the engine a functional piece of equipment?

Think what he was talking about was the Plastic Cover that sits over the entire engine, including the intake ducting and has a little access hole for to get to the oil filler cap. This is not required. This was not on all Sportages. I believe the reason was for sound deadening. Lifters can be noisy on cold starts and I think it may have been Kia's way of quieting things up. And sometimes manufacturers like to play around with making the engines look simplified or reduce owners tampering with their own engines. See a lot of this on Audi. All plastic covers.. no sign of an engine, lol. I'd just take it off. I'd say it builds heat. On the Buick Regal Forums, they pull the covers cause they hold heat. Bad for the superchargers, aids in knocking


#547273 - 01/08/11 12:52 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Sportege_Panicmech]  
2002_Sporty  Offline
Mudrunner
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 336
Fairbanks Alaska
Dennis,
Thanks for the heads up on the valve cover gasket. Iím not the most mechanically inclined. This will be my first spark plug change of the Sportage kind. I was reading step #10 and got a bit scared about disassembling the engine valve cover. This picture is intimidating for the novice.
[Linked Image]

Londart,
So do I just rub down the wires and boot with Dielectric Grease to reduce wear from elements? Is this under the cover thingy and do I grease down the hoses around throttle body too? I never greased no wires before. But if it protects them wires in this severe environment then Iíll do it!
[Linked Image]

Panicmech,
Useless plastic cover sent to the dump pile.
[Linked Image]


2002 4dr Kia Sportage 4X4
Tires:235/75/15, Wheels: Black 15x8 Steel ProComp 2.5" B.S., Hubs:Warn Manual, Lift:3" UPYOURKIA, Trailer Hitch, Cargo Rack, Clinometer.

#547274 - 01/08/11 04:41 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: 2002_Sporty]  
Dryver  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 146
Stow, OH
The dielectric grease is to prevent moisture from getting into the electrical connections to help prevent corrosion. Put a blob of grease on the end of the spark plugs (NOT the end that goes into the engine), or into the ends of the boots on the plug wires before you plug them on, and onto the mating faces of the electrical connectors that plug into the coil packs. Probably want to spray the connectors with Electronic Cleaner before applying the grease, too.


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.

#547275 - 01/08/11 06:45 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: 2002_Sporty]  
DennisThompson  Offline
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Posts: 1,396
Utah
Well it looks like you need the valve cover gasket now, all you needed to do was remove the plastic cover in the center of the valve cover, remove the two coils and wires and with a long extension you can get to the spark plugs. When you replace your valve cover just don't overtighten the bolts or you could create leeks.
I have had good luck with the Bosch plugs in my Kia, I tried Denso's once and lost power from my 60,000 miles Bosch. When I rebuilt my engine I tried the E3 diamond fire plugs and so far I realy like them.


Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.

#547276 - 01/10/11 10:14 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: DennisThompson]  
logansportage  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,218
Logan, Utah
Replacing the coils at the same time you replace the wires would be a good idea too. Some wire sets are just the wires and do not include the coils too. As Dennis has stated, you only need the Valve Cover gasket if you remove the valve cover. You donít need to remove the valve cover to get to the plugs. They are under the black rectangular plastic cover top center. The engine cover is just for show and to reduce noise. German cars have this such as Audi and VW. It looks nice and pretty, and helps reduce engine noise to make the car sound quieter at higher RPMs.

The dielectric grease should only be applied to the white ceramic portion of the spark plug. Its purpose is for helping pull heat from the ceramic to provide a better cooling of the plug and to help keep moisture from getting to the electrical connections by creating a barrier between the plug and the plug boot. If you apply it to the silver connection on the top of the plug it will inhibit the spark causing more heat to build up in the plug causing quicker failure. You donít need a lot of this grease. One thing from an auto parts store for say $0.99 is enough to do more than 8 plugs.

The anti-seize should only be applied to the threads of the plug. This is to keep the plug from galling (seizing) in the head. It makes it a lot easier to remove the plug the next time you need to do the service.

Just for your information regarding the Boshe plugs not working in Ford vehicles. The main problem here is domestic engines from the states tend to like to run a colder plug because they pull heat away from the plug. The Boshe plugs are a hotter plug and work better in engines that keep heat around the plugs such as import engine. This is the main reason your big V8 engines don't like running hotter plugs. They will perform better with a colder plug such as Autolite/Motorcraft because heat is getting pulled away from these plugs in these engines. Big V8 race engines are a completely different animal though. They will perform better with a hotter plug because they want to keep heat around the plug for better fuel burn at higher RPMs.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler

#547277 - 01/11/11 05:31 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: logansportage]  
Sportege_Panicmech  Offline

Mudrunner
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 433
Cda, Idaho
Everet said recently somewhere that the coils rarely ever go bad and being that they are $50-60 some odd dollars a piece? I'd spend that $100-120 elsewhere rather than on preventative maintenance on a part that's low risk to failure.
Read somewhere that if your driving habit is long distance hwy, your best bet is cold plugs to eleviate heat. If you were doing short trips, you wanted to use hot plugs for smoother fire in colder conditions.. My memory is fuzzy on this though. Something that I should consider doing is some new (hot) plugs. I think I went a step colder back when I used to drive long distance. I just drive mostly in town now. Could explain my rough idle..


#547278 - 01/11/11 10:21 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Sportege_Panicmech]  
logansportage  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,218
Logan, Utah
Well, I've already gone through 3 coils and probably will end up replacing 1 to 2 more after the weather warms up enough to do some under hood maintaince. I replaced 2 coils on the original plugs because the resister blew on one and the other one cracked right down on the end where it connects to the plug. After switching to the Bosche plugs I've had to replace another coil that cracked just like before. I'm thinking this next go around I'll have the same problem. Over time and when exposed to heating and cooling plastics become brittle and break easily. When the coils crack they develop more resistance causing more heat buildup and accelerated degradation of performance. You feel it as slow throttle response, or random missing firing on the cylinder when you try to accelerate too quickly before allowing the engine to warm up. Thanks to the misses for jumping in and taking right off.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler

#547279 - 01/12/11 09:51 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: logansportage]  
2002_Sporty  Offline
Mudrunner
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 336
Fairbanks Alaska
False lead;
I just got my parts in the mail today and have not performed the necessary tune-up. (This comming weekend).

I jacked the picture of the Sportage engine with the head taken off for visual reference from another site. Sorry.
I will not perform this mechanical feat this time around.
Not needed.

Thank you members; for providing all the useful/neccessary knowlege to perform this task. Your the best!!!


2002 4dr Kia Sportage 4X4
Tires:235/75/15, Wheels: Black 15x8 Steel ProComp 2.5" B.S., Hubs:Warn Manual, Lift:3" UPYOURKIA, Trailer Hitch, Cargo Rack, Clinometer.

#547280 - 01/13/11 01:41 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: logansportage]  
DennisThompson  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,396
Utah
Wow, the only coils I have had to replace was my original two that blew up when I shot a spark plug out of the head (before I knew about using anti seeze on aluminum heads). I replaced the next set on a tune up, kept them for spares, replaced that set when I rebuilt my engine so I have another set of spares. I have never had one split on me.

Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.

#547281 - 01/13/11 10:29 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: DennisThompson]  
2002_Sporty  Offline
Mudrunner
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 336
Fairbanks Alaska
Thanks for the heads up on the longevity of the coils; as I did not order any.
I would have bought them if they were on the list provided at the begining of the thread...
Are coils something that should be added to the spark plug changing list? Or is this just something you have to wait to find out after you have dissasembled everything?
I want it to be easiest for the next mechanical novice.
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2002 4dr Kia Sportage 4X4
Tires:235/75/15, Wheels: Black 15x8 Steel ProComp 2.5" B.S., Hubs:Warn Manual, Lift:3" UPYOURKIA, Trailer Hitch, Cargo Rack, Clinometer.

#547282 - 01/13/11 06:06 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: 2002_Sporty]  
londart  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 229
Idaho
if you just have a bad boot on the end of the coil and your coil is still good just get replacement cop boots...should be available @ all auto parts stores for under $20 <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


Lonnie
Auto Parts Professional
95 sportage sold but not forgotten

#547283 - 01/13/11 09:55 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: londart]  
logansportage  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,218
Logan, Utah
The boots are special and only come with the coil. Standard makes them for KIA. The reason I know, I went the dealer to get one back when mine cracked and they pulled it off the shelf in a Standard box. I looked at the box, told them no thanks, not at your price. Walked a couple of doors down to my local auto parts store, and asked for them to see if they could get me the same part. They had them sitting on their shelf and were less than 1/2 the price the stealer wanted.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler

#547284 - 01/13/11 11:25 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: logansportage]  
londart  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 229
Idaho
standard part # for the boots spp95.yes they are special but are available seperately.we sell three brands @ the store i work for but only stock them in standard motor products.actually about $15 here but on auto zones website they are $20.just an option to not replace whole coil <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


Lonnie
Auto Parts Professional
95 sportage sold but not forgotten

#547285 - 01/14/11 06:59 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: londart]  
logansportage  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,218
Logan, Utah
Thanks for the update. Might come in handy. Does it come with the resister, or just the rubber boot?

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler

#547286 - 01/14/11 11:53 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: logansportage]  
londart  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 229
Idaho
BOOT WITH SPRING ALREADY IN IT AND RESISTOR TAPED TO THE SIDE OF IT


Lonnie
Auto Parts Professional
95 sportage sold but not forgotten

#547287 - 01/18/11 01:13 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: londart]  
logansportage  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,218
Logan, Utah
Sweet. Thanks.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler

#547288 - 02/10/11 10:09 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: logansportage]  
BAZINGA  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 167
Denmark, Western Australia
I went to change the spark plugs and discovered that the plastic connector on the ignition leads that plug into the coil packs had deteriated so much so, that when I went to unplug it, the plastic just crumpled into little pieces.
So I pull the wires out of the coil packs so I can wrap some electrical tape around them and realise that I didn't take note of which colour goes where. Stupid!
There are four wires: the two short wires are blue and white. The two long wires are blue and green.
Which one goes to the two connections on the coil pack?


99 Auto Sportage. Wildcat Extractors, Lukey Turbo Muffler, Warn manual hubs, K&N Air filter, Tyres 30/9.5/15, Ironman 40mm springs, KYB front struts & rear shocks, GME TX3220 UHF radio, dual battery system. Twin 10" electric fans. Next Job: Body lift

#547289 - 05/03/11 12:51 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: BAZINGA]  
2002_Sporty  Offline
Mudrunner
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 336
Fairbanks Alaska
Completed my first spark plug change this past weekend.
Followed the guidlines above and it went smoothly. Thank you for the great post guys.
I also got a chance to clean the throttle body too.
Ended up taking the valve cover off when I found a little oil in cylinder # 4. The leak was quite small and had no puddling, but I was worried and had the gasket on hand, plus I was almost all the way there anyways.
All in all I got to do something I had never done before and with possitive results.
My rig is running a whole lot smoother and is seeing a gain in milage. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


2002 4dr Kia Sportage 4X4
Tires:235/75/15, Wheels: Black 15x8 Steel ProComp 2.5" B.S., Hubs:Warn Manual, Lift:3" UPYOURKIA, Trailer Hitch, Cargo Rack, Clinometer.

#547290 - 06/26/12 04:34 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: 2002_Sporty]  
Davey  Offline

Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 62
Perth, Western Australia
Just done my plugs and valve cover gasket, all 4 plugs were submerged under about 20mm of oil...

Have rotted c.o.p. boots (really?! Think the oil mighta caused that?!), in chasing them up I get 2 part numbers.

NGK 58932 and/or CPB K002 .

Now just gotta find a supplier who charges less than $60 to post it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />


Long a$$ 2000 Sporty, auto, 5.38 gears, TF front locker, 4"+ front lift (Kings +40 springs, 50mm spacers, 1.5" diff drop), TJ 104 rears 3" + 50mm coil spacers, 1.5" body lift, 31/10.5r15's on 15x8 Kings (ET-13), WARN manuals, Smart Bar, spotties

#547291 - 04/17/15 09:07 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Davey]  
Nukeiridium  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,136
Mesa, Arizona
I just changed the coil on plug boots and luckily they were about $11 each from OReilly <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" />

I hate the valve cover gasket on these Sportages. Always ends up leaking. I used some RTV on that [censored] this time. I know it will be harder to redo later if I have to do it again. Hopefully by the time that gasket goes bad again, the truck will have died from other causes anyway <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />


2002 Sportage 4dr 4x4 soon to undergo an Extreme Makeover!

#547292 - 09/01/15 09:01 PM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: Axe Man]  
10ring  Offline

Need a Spot
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 9
CenTX
Well...S#!&, I'm in the middle of getting down to the coils and plugs, and disconnected the harness from the IAC to better hose it out with carb cleaner.

What's going to happen when I put it all back together, and how do I fix it?


#547293 - 09/02/15 03:17 AM Re: READ FIRST IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS [Re: 10ring]  
10ring  Offline

Need a Spot
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 9
CenTX
Pics from my progress so far:

http://imgur.com/a/pZxTI

They sold me the wrong gasket. Make sure they give you the one with 3 bolt holes and one small rectangle, not 4 bolt holes.

The connectors on the ignition wiring harness (Kia part # 27310-2Y052) are garbage, and crack and fall apart if you look at them wrong. Unfortunately that looks like something I can't get locally.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-2004-Kia-Sp...fde&vxp=mtr


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