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Hyundai/Kia Theta Engine Maintenance Essentials

The Hyundai Theta engine appeared in 2006 Sonata models and is going strong to this day in naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms in various Hyundai and Kia applications. The one area of the engine that has been the source of more TSBs and tech tips has been the bottom end of the engine and lubrication system.

Kia Soul Brake Job: 2009-2013 Applications

Brakes on the Soul are conventional single-piston calipers and four-wheel discs on most trim levels and very straightforward to service. Some of the basic trimmed models had drum brakes in the rear.

Kia Tech Tip: Poor Windshield Washer Performance

Possible foreign debris can accumulate on the windshield washer pump inlet filter and cause a weak spray. Over time, this can cause some Kia vehicles to exhibit a limited application of windshield washer fluid when the washer function is used.

Kia/Hyundai Engine Timing System Guide

In the past 20 years, Hyundai and Kia have adopted the Greek alphabet letters to name their engines. To date, they have covered 11 letters of the alphabet. These engines range from 1.4L four cylinders to 5.0L V8s. Some of these engines overlap model years on a single model with multiple options for customers.

Kia Tech Tip: New Part Cures EVAP Leaks

This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the Canister Close Valve (CCV) on some 2012- 2017MY Rio (UB) vehicles, produced from June 21, 2011, through March 28, 2016, which may exhibit the engine warning lamp DTCs P0455 and P0456 for an evaporative emission system leak due to the Canister Close Valve (CCV) stuck open.

Timing Belt Replacement: Case Study Test Job Has Dual Benefit

This article will be a case study on a 2010 Kia Rio with a 1.6L engine that details the replacement of the timing belt as a maintenance item. Like most carmakers, Kia is moving away from timing belts and going with timing chains. Only the 1.6L used in the smaller Kia models continues to use a belt-type main drive with the camshafts tied together by a chain under the valve cover.

Kia Motors And B.R.A.K.E.S. Expand Schedule Of Free Defensive Driving Classes For Teens Throughout The Midwest

In a region with nearly 2 million potential new drivers between the ages of 16 and 20, expanded B.R.A.K.E.S. training programs will be conducted beginning mid-August in major metropolitan areas.

KIA Codes P0171, P0446, P0507 and P2187

Learn how to diagnose a too-lean emissions issue on a 2006 Kia Rio model.

Raybestos Adds New Import Coverage To Master Cylinder Line

These additions increase import coverage for a variety of vehicle makes, including Honda, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volvo.

Global Auto Parts Manufacturer GMB Expands Water Pump Coverage

Late-model vehicles from Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan and more are now covered.

Gates Introduces Timing Belt Component Kits With Water Pump

Applications include the 1997-2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport, 2002-’05 Kia Sedona and the 2003-’06 Kia Sorento. The new kits cover more than 650,000 VIO.

MAHLE Service Solutions Introduces SmartACX Smartphone Application

The SmartACX Smartphone App allows a technician to remotely view the values and status of the Kia ArcticPRO ACX1299 A/C machine while it is in use for vehicle service.