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hey does anyone have a diagram of the motor. I need to replace the sparkplugs in my 03 sorento. In other area it states how to do it, but I'm not real sure about all the parts that were metioned. : :blush:
 

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Good luck buddy, fortunately I own a diesel cos I hear it can literally take all day to change the plugs in a Sorento. From what I've seen on some of the forums don't even go there if you can avoid it, are you certain you need to change the plugs ?

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Derek
 

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I don't have a diagram, but if you tell me what you're looking for I can tell you where to find it.
 

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That 3.5 V6 is gonna be an "all day sucker". the front(radiator) side of the engine those 3 are cake to replace, the rear 3 require removing the intake manifold to reach the 3 spark plug wires & plugs.

Your going to need an intake collector gasket and hopefully nothing else if your careful.
You dont actually have to remove it, just lift it up and over about 6 inches forward to clear the plugs............. Unless the gasket surfaces need rigorous cleaning.
Takes me about 2 -2 1/2 hours.
 

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Question, the original post was for an '03, my understanding is the '03 is a Mitsu engine. Has anybody done this on an '05 which i understand is a Kia engine. is there a difference in th design etc. or is it a Kia copy of the Mitsu engine.
 

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Hey Doc,

Everything I have read says the 03 and the 05 have the exact same engine. I dont think the Kia/Hyundai engine will be in until the 07 model year. I could be wrong though...
 

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All of the 3.5L Sorento engines are made by Mitsubishi. The '07 Sorento will have the same 3.8L Hyundai engine that the '06 Sedona has now.
 

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I’ve got 2003 Technical Highlights manual that will probably give you a lot of information with you Sorento but you will have to pm with an e-mail address so I can send it to you since this forum doesn’t allow any thing over 5 megs to be download to it.

Dave
 
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