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What do I need to do to tune up my daughtes 99 Kia sportage

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what do I need to do to tune up my daughtes 99 Kia sportage
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  George H. replied 8 years ago.

Hello I will answer your question,


But can you tell me what work has been done in the last year so I have an idea of where you stand?




Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Trans neutral switch below the shifter, and the starter.


I just need to know what I have to take off to get to the plugs and wires. I am told it is a tough thing to access. I'll look at it better when she gets here, but I just want to be prepared

Expert:  George H. replied 8 years ago.

OK , Be sure to use NGK spark plugs and I would suggest air lilter, clean throttle body and change coolant. Oil change and rotate to check brakes if it hasn't been done.


The plugs are easy:


Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2.Removal air intake assembly.
3.Removal accelerator cable bracket.
4.Removal six bolts and coil cover from cylinder head cover.
5.Remove four bolts and the two coils from the cover.
6.Disconnect the high tension leads from the spark plugs by twisting the boot and removing.
7.Use compressed air to remove any dirt from around the spark plug hole.
8.Make sure the spark plug socket fits squarely on the spark plug, then remove.

9.Make sure the spark plug socket fits squarely on the spark plug, than remove



Lube the hood hinges and latch and top off the fluids as necessary. Clean the battery terminals and protect. If the timing belt has not been changed it is due for replacement


If you have any questions please ask


Thank you

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