Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Kia Optima, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Kia Optima. 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 Optima can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.
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Kia 2001-10 covering all models of Optima
Chapter 1: Tune-Up and Routine Maintenance
Chapter 2: Engines and General Engine Overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, Heating and AC Systems
Chapter 4: Fuel and Exhaust Systems
Chapter 5: Engine Electrical Systems
Chapter 6: Emissions and Engine Control Systems
Chapter 7: Manual and Automatic Transmissions
Chapter 8: Clutch and Driveline
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Suspension and Steering Systems
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis Electrical System and Wiring Diagrams Glossary and Master Index
The Kia Optima four-door sedan was launched in 2000 as a rebadged Hyundai Sonata. It had a 2.5-liter V6 engine, although this became a 2.7 a year later. It was luxuriously appointed, with leather trim and alloy wheels fitted, and continued largely unchanged until 2005, when the second-generation car was launched. This version had a Kia platform as its basis, and the engine range kicked off with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The Optima was given a facelift in 2008, as part of which it actually became 70mm longer, and was given more luxury equipment. In 2010, the Optima was given a keyless entry and start-up system. 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 Optima repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.