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Hi, Im working on my sis-in-laws 2000 Kia Sephia which I know NOTHING about. It has a check engine light so I checked it with my Actron scanner and its a cylinder 3 misfire. I went and picked up plugs and wires to do a basic tuneup but need some info. Lets start with where the h*** are the sparkplugs? Also the wire kit only came with two wires the parts guy said that it only has two plug wires and go into a type of coil pack that splits it, I did'nt argue because I dont have any idea. Im sure once I find the plugs things will be more self-explanatory. btw, Im very mechanically inclined but everything I own is rear wheel drive and atleast a 6cyl. so Im no expert on transverse mount engine'd cars. Thanks for your help!
 

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Could really use this info before tomorrow(Friday) morning, thats when I tear into it whether I know what Im doing or not.
 

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heres a Maintenance Schedule if u dont have one

Months Kilometres Maintenance Type

4 months 6 000 km Maintenance #1
8 months 16 000 km Maintenance #2
12 months 24 000 km Maintenance #1
16 months 32 000 km Maintenance #3
20 months 40 000 km Maintenance #1
24 months 48 000 km Maintenance #2
28 months 56 000 km Maintenance #1
32 months 64 000 km Maintenance #3
36 months 72 000 km Maintenance #1
40 months 80 000 km Maintenance #2
44 months 88 000 km Maintenance #1
48 months 96 000 km Maintenance #3
52 months 104 000 km Maintenance #1
56 months 112 000 km Maintenance #2
60 months 120 000 km Maintenance #1
64 months 128 000 km Maintenance #3
68 months 136 000 km Maintenance #1
72 months 144 000 km Maintenance #2
76 months 152 000 km Maintenance #1
80 months 160 000 km Maintenance #3
84 months 168 000 km Maintenance #1
88 months 176 000 km Maintenance #2
92 months 184 000 km Maintenance #1
96 months 192 000 km Maintenance #3
100 months 200 000 km Maintenance #1
104 months 208 000 km Maintenance #2
108 months 216 000 km Maintenance #1
112 months 224 000 km Maintenance #3
116 months 232 000 km Maintenance #1
120 months 240 000 km Maintenance #2
124 months 248 000 km Maintenance #1
128 months 256 000 km Maintenance #3


MAINTENANCE #1


MAINTENANCE #1 INCLUDES:

Replace engine oil and filter
Check fluid levels (pwr. strg., brake/clutch, coolant, washer)
Check tire condition and pressure (including spare)
Check exterior & interior lights for proper operation
Check windshield washer/wiper function
Check horn function
Check handbrake function/freeplay
Lubricate all latches, hinges and locks

* = if equipped
See "Model-Specific Maintenance"
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MAINTENANCE #2


MAINTENANCE #2 INCLUDES:

Replace engine oil and filter
Check fluid levels (pwr. strg., brake/clutch, coolant, washer)
Check tire condition and pressure (including spare)
Check exterior & interior lights for proper operation
Check windshield washer/wiper function
Check horn function
Check handbrake function/freeplay
Lubricate all latches, hinges and locks
Check engine coolant specific gravity
Check engine air filter; knock out dirt/bugs, replace as req'd
Remove wheels and brake drums, check pad/shoe thickness; inspect calipers, cylinders and shoes for proper function, leaks or damage; adjust rear brakes as required.
Rotate tires
Visually check underbody fasteners for condition & integrity
Check brake/clutch pedal freeplay
Check steering wheel components for proper operation
Check CV boots/tie rods/ball joint boots (visual inspection)
Check all seat belts and anchor integrity
Check exhaust sys. for leaks, mountings, brackets; heat shield
Check transfer case oil level & condition, fill as required
Check front & rear differential fluid, fill as required*
Check man. transaxle oil level & condition, fill as required*
Check auto transaxle fluid level & condition, fill as required*
Lubricate driveshaft u-joints (early Sportage only)
Road test vehicle

* = if equipped
See "Model-Specific Maintenance"

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MAINTENANCE #3


MAINTENANCE #3 INCLUDES:

Replace engine oil and filter
Check fluid levels (pwr. strg., brake/clutch, coolant, washer)
Check tire condition and pressure (including spare)
Check exterior & interior lights for proper operation
Check windshield washer/wiper function
Check horn function
Check handbrake function/freeplay
Lubricate all latches, hinges and locks
Check coolant specific gravity
Check engine air filter; knock out dirt/bugs, replace as req'd
Inspect, deglaze, clean, adjust & lubricate brake components
Rotate tires
Visually check underbody fasteners for condition & integrity
Check brake/clutch pedal freeplay
Check steering wheel components for proper operation
Check CV boots/tie rods/ball joint boots (visual inspection)
Check all seat belts and anchor integrity
Check exhaust sys. for leaks, mountings, brackets; heat shield
Check transfer case oil level & condition, fill as required*
Check front & rear differential fluid, fill as required*
Check man. transaxle oil level & condition, fill as required*
Check auto transaxle fluid level & condition, fill as required*
Check idle speed
Inspect power steering lines & hoses (visual)
Check A/C compressor operation and performance*
Check brake line fittings, bleeder screws, booster for damage, looseness, leaks
Road test vehicle

* = if equipped
See "Model-Specific Maintenance"

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KIA MODEL-SPECIFIC MAINTENANCE


In addition to the KIA Basic Scheduled Maintenance, certain KIA Models will require the following maintenance services:

ALL MODELS

(Every 36,000 km or 18 months)

Manual transaxle service (except Sportage)
Automatic transaxle service (except Magentis)
Check drive belt condition & tension
Inspect front ball joints

ALL MODELS
(Every 48,000 km or 24 months)
Replace engine coolant
Replace engine air filter
Inspect fuel lines & connections
Inspect ignition wires
Replace spark plugs (except Platinum)

ALL MODELS
(Every 60,000 km or 30 months)
Replace brake/clutch fluid
Inspect EVAP canister & vapour lines

ALL MODELS
(Every 72,000 km or 36 months)
Replace fuel filter
Inspect PVC system/hoses for integrity

ALL MODELS
(Every 96,000 km or 48 months)
Replace spark plugs (Platinum)

ALL MODELS
(Every 102,000 km)
Replace timing belt

SPECTRA
(Every 12,000 km or 6 months)
Replace HVAC air quality filter (if equipped)

MAGENTIS
(Every 12,000 km or 6 months)
Replace HVAC air quality filter (if equipped)

(Every 60,000 km or 30 months)
Automatic transaxle service

SPORTAGE
(Every 36,000 km or 18 months)
Transfer case, differential & manual transaxle service
Transfer case & differential service (auto. trans. model)

SORENTO
(Every 36,000 km or 18 months)
Transfer case & differential service
 

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not to sure on your car but most kia's have a cover over the motor just remove the bolts that hold it in and there well be the wires and spark plugs
 

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on my 98 it was very easy to replace the coil pack spark plug/wire remove the plastic cover on top of engine its all right there
 

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O.k. yeah, that was easy. I was hesitant to remove that cover because I was'nt sure that's what it was and I did'nt want to disrupt something that had a gasket because once the car was apart I was'nt going to have anyway to go get a new one. Yeah, 6 phillips head screws and then the coil packs/wires/plugs were all right there, so thanks.
 
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