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Kia Sorento (2003 - 2013)

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Kia Sorento, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Kia Sorento. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Kia Sorento can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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What's covered

What's covered: 

Kia Sorento 2003-2013
Rear wheel drive & four wheel drive
Series – BL
Body – Wagon
Engine –

Petrol: 2.4 litre inline DOHC 4-cylinder
Petrol: 3.3 litre Lambda engine (fitted to Australian models), 3.5 litre, 3.8 litre V6 5-spd man trans, 4, 5-spd auto trans

PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to US specifications. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.


Does not cover 3.3 litre V6 Sigma engine (fitted in Aust 2003-2006)
Does not cover diesel engines

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance
Chapter 2: Part A: Four-cylinder engines
Chapter 2: Part B: V6 engine
Chapter 2: Part C: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems
Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems
Chapter 6: Emissions and engine control systems
Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transmission / transaxle
Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transmission / transaxle
Chapter 8: Clutch and driveline
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system Wiring Diagrams

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The Kia Sorento represented the company’s first real foray into the world of family SUVs. The first version was a traditional body-on-frame SUV with plenty of off-road ability and a long roster of standard equipment. Engine choices comprised a 3.5-liter V6 or a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. In 2007, the 3.5 V6 was replaced by a 3.8 V6, which greatly increased its towing capacity. In 2009 the second-generation Sorento appeared. It was lighter than its predecessor, and also had a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. It was good to drive, safe and well equipped. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Kia repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Kia Sorento repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.