Kia Sorento: Thermostat Removal and Installation - Cooling System - Engine Mechanical System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Sorento: Thermostat Removal and Installation

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Cooling System / Thermostat Removal and Installation

  
Removal 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.
Remove the radiator lower hose (A).

3.
Remove water inlet fitting (A), gasket (B) and thermostat (C).

Tightening torque :
7.8 ~ 11.8 N.m (0.8 ~ 1.2 kgf.m, 5.8 ~ 8.7 lb-ft)

4.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Install the thermostat with the jiggle valve upward.
5.
Fill the engine coolant.
6.
Start the engine and check for leaks.
7.
Recheck the coolant level.
Water Temperature Control Assembly Removal
1. Disconnect the battery negative terminal. 2. Loosen the drain plug and drain the engine coolant. 3. Remove ...

Thermostat Inspection
1. Immerse the thermostat in water and gradually heat the water. 2. Check the valve opening temperature. Valv ...

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Installation
   Х Install the component with the specified torques. Х ...

Drive Belt Tensioner Removal and Installation
1. Remove the drive belt. (Refer to Timing System - "Drive Belt") 2. Remove the drive belt auto tensioner(A). ...

Removal
1. Remove the air duct. (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Air cleaner") 2. Remove the battery and the battery tray. ...

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