REPLACING BODY PANELS
BODY MODIFICATION TOOLS
This Body Shop Manual illustrates body structures and
service procedures for the SPORTAGE.
This manual illustrates the replacement of major body
panels, plastic parts, body dimensions, sealing
treatment etc., in a systematic manner which is
necessary for effective and lasting body repairs.
You are encouraged to become familiar with this
manual and understand each section in order to
perform proper repair procedures. Keep this manual in
a convenient location so that it is readily available.
All information in this manual including specifications,
data and illustrations is made based on the vehicles
built at the time the manual was printed.
Information regarding the removal/replacement of
components not specifically covered in this manual can
be found in the SPORTAGE Service Manual. Information
regarding electrical harness routing/ connections, etc.
can be found in the SPORTAGE Electrical Troubleshooting
The descriptions and specifications contained in this
manual were in effect at the time this manual was
approved for printing. Kia Motors Corporation reserves
the right to discontinue models at any time, or change
specifications or design without notice and without
Body shop Manual
Kia Motors Corporation
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or
transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Kia Motors Corporation.
Copyright 2004, Kia Motors Corporation
Printed in Korea, August 2004
Pub. No. : A1FB-EG48A (English)
Severe engine and transaxle damage may
result from the use of poor quality fuels and
lubricants that do not meet Kia specifications.
You must always use high quality fuels and
lubricants that meet the specifications
described on the specification section in the
relevant group of the Workshop Manual.