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2008 Kia Questions and Answers


  • Changing Idler Hubs on Small 5x8 Trailer to Electric Brakes
  • With a smaller trailer like you describe, electric brakes would be my recommendation both from a cost standpoint as well as the ease of installation. For the trailer, you would need two hub/drum assemblies and two brake assemblies. To determine if the hub/drum assemblies we offer are compatible with your trailer spindles, you will need to pull one of your idler hubs off, and look at the inner and outer bearing numbers. The hubs we offer, part # AKHD-545-35-K use # L68149 inner bearings...
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  • Weight Capacity of the Yakima Hold Up 4 Bike Rack
  • I spoke to my contact at Yakima and she confirmed that the weight capacity for the Yakima Hold Up 4 # Y02443-2 is 60 lbs per bike with an overall capacity of 200 lbs.
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  • Will Bulldog Replacement Caster # BDCP555 Fit Bulldog A-Frame Jack # BD155022
  • The Bulldog Replacement Heavy-Duty Caster, # BDCP555 is indeed compatible with the Bulldog # BD155022 jack that you have. Keep in mind that the capacity of the jack will be decreased to 1500 lb when using the caster. Since the jack only needs to support the tongue weight of the camper and not the entire weight, this should not prove to be a problem with a pop-up camper.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2008 Kia Spectra Behind RV
  • We can help you select the items you'll need to tow your 2008 Kia Spectra behind your motorhome. Safe and legal flat towing requires a few components including a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit of some sort, a high/low hitch adapter and for the towed car a set of base plates and a braking system. You can learn more about each of these by reviewing the linked articles on flat towing. Your Spectra owner's manual should also be consulted (check the index for the heading 'recreational...
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  • What can I do to Level My 2008 Kia Sedona when Towing a Trailer
  • What year is your Kia Sedona?
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  • P315 Conversion Bar for Swagman XP Bike Racks
  • Part # P315 probably would not work with your hitch. My information shows that the only available hitches for your 2008 Kia Optima are Class I hitches and P139 is for Class II only. We do have another adapter that will work for a Class I hitch. It is part # HTAD and it will allow your Class I 1-1/4 hitch to accept 2 inch accessories. You will need part # PC2 to hold the adapter into your hitch, and if you do not already have one, part # PC3 to hold your bike rack to the adapter. Please...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Lights Not Working on a Boat Trailer Towed by a 2008 Kia Sorento
  • There could be several issues that are causing the trailer light problem you are experiencing and I can help you troubleshoot. First, we need to determine if the problem is on the vehicle side or the trailer side. You can start by testing the vehicle side 4-Way trailer connector. using a circuit tester like # 3808, test the pins on the vehicle side 4-Way for the proper functions. If they are working properly then you know the problem is on the trailer side. If they are not working correctly,...
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  • Can a Class II Three Bike Rack be Used with a Draw-Tite Trailer Class I Hitch on a 2008 Rondo by Kia
  • The only hitches available for the Kia Rondo are Class I hitches, like the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Hitch, item # 24797. Class I hitches are limited to 2 bikes because of the torque applied to the hitch and vehicle frame by the weight of the bikes and bike rack and the distance they stick out behind the vehicle. The Tow Ready Hitch Bike Rack, item # 63123 will not work in a Class I hitch because there is a stop located in the receiver that limits the hitch to the installation of...
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  • Help Deciding Between Curt and Draw Tite Hitch for 2008 Kia Sedona
  • Curt and Draw Tite are different companies who make trailer hitches for vehicles. In most cases their hitch fit designs are very similar but on occasion they will be slightly different since a different set of engineers designed them. That's why you might see an extra mounting tab or bracket on one compared to the other. Quality-wise they are both top notch. For your application I would pick based on price since both are going to give you a very solid hitch. Draw Tite wins in that...
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  • Availability of a Trailer Hitch for a 2009 KIA Spectra5
  • The hitch that will work for the 2008 Kia Spectra5 Hatchback is the CURT Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, item # 11429. it has a maximum towing weight capacity of 2,000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. Some items you may need to complete your towing setup are listed below. Hitch Ball 1-7/8 inch, item # 19256 Hitch Ball 2 inch, item # 19258 Wiring, item # 119179KIT
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  • Engine Block Heater for a 2008 Kia Rio with a 1.6L I4 Engine
  • The correct engine block heater for your 2008 Kia Rio with the 1.6L I4 engine is the Kat's Heaters Custom Engine Block Heater part # KH11485. I have attached the installation instructions for you as well. The engine block heater will replace one of your frost plugs located on the drivers side of the engine, closest to the grill. You can see this position labeled as "LF" in the attached photo. Contrary to a cartridge style engine block heater, the above frost plug style heater is much...
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  • How Much Does CE Smith Ramp 26151PG Weigh
  • The shipping weight of CE Smith ramp # CE26151PG is 18.83 pounds. We would put this item in a large box, given its length, and the box itself weighs roughly 2 pounds. I have linked a video review of this ramp for you. We have other ramps available. I have included a link to them for you.
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  • Can Thule Bike Rack Be Used with Hitch Extender and Does It Cut Hitch Capacity
  • Hitch extenders cut the capacity of the hitch they are used on by 50 percent. We have smaller extensions like the 7 inch extension part # HE06 which would work well most likely, but it still cuts the capacity. There really isn't any other option for getting you more clearance.
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  • Karrite Voyager Replacement Key Number 3021
  • For your Karrite Voyager carrier with key number 3021 you would want the part # THKEYN3021.
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  • Does the Draw-Tite Class II Ball Mount # 3593 Use a 5/8 Inch Diameter Hitch Pin
  • Class I and II accessories like the Draw-Tite Class I Ball Mount you referenced all use a 1/2 inch hitch pin or lock. Class III, IV and V hitches use the thicker 5/8 inch diameter hitch pin or lock. For your Class I accessory, I typically recommend a stainless locking hitch pin, like part # 40106.
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  • Spring Bar Length on Pro Series Weight Distribution System part # PS49901
  • The length of the spring bars in the Pro Series Weight Distribution System # PS49901 is 29 inches and the width of the chain hanger bracket is 5-3/4 inches so it should fit well in the area you referenced that is clear on your trailer frame that is 27-32 inches back from the center of the ball hole. You wouldn't need it, but in situations where there is interference above the frame where the hangers should install we recommend the bolt on chain hangers part # RP58305 since they just...
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  • Recommended Lighting/Wiring Kit for 2008 KIA Sorento LX
  • It sounds like your 2008 Kia Sorento didn't come with the towing package, so for a 4-way wiring connection for your trailer you will want # C59236. I have linked an installation video of how this wiring harness for you to check out. If your trailer instead has a 7-way round connector, in addition to the 4-way you will also need the # ETBC7 and a brake controller like # 90885 to controller the brakes of the trailer. In addition to your hitch you will need a ball and ball mount to...
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  • Kia Dealer Installed Trailer Harness and Is Now Malfunctioning
  • I would say either the dealer gave you a bad part, or the wrong part. The yellow wires should be attached to the driver side tail light to supply the driver side blinker signal. The other connector goes over to the passenger side tail light. On the passenger side, the red wire picks up brake light signal, brown wire picks up running/tail lights, green wire is the passenger side turn signal and the white wire is the ground. I imagine the part the dealer installed is something similar...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Boat Trailer With a 2008 Kia Sportage
  • We have everything that you need to tow a boat trailer with your 2008 Kia Sportage. In addition to the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # 13526, that you referenced, you will also need the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118401. We have installed this hitch and wiring harness on a 2008 Kia Sportage at our shop so I linked the videos for you to check out. I have also attached the installation instructions. One final item that I would recommend is the Ball Mount Kit, # 989900. This kit...
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  • Is the Roadmaster Quick Disconnect Base for Falcon 5250 Tow Bar Available Separately?
  • We do have the quick disconnect base for your Roadmaster Falcon 5250, the Roadmaster Base Bar # RM-067. Each of the other parts of the quick disconnects are also available should you need them; the Tow Bar Quick Disconnects - Car Side Only # RM-222, Tow Bar Quick Disconnects - Tow Bar Side Only # RM-221, and the Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit # RM-201. To get the base bar and disconnect kit together as one, you would want the Roadmaster Quick Disconnect Tow Bar Base Assembly # 910021-00,...
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  • Recommended Custom Molded Floor Mats for 2008 Kia Sorento
  • We do not carry an Maxspider mats, but we do carry other similar brands. For your 2008 Kia Sorento my recommendation is for you to use the WeatherTech brand mats that are a custom 3D fit. For this you will want the WeatherTech Front Auto Floor Mats - Black # WT441121, gray # WT461121, or tan # WT451121. 2nd row: Black # WT441122, gray # WT461122, tan # WT451122. Cargo area: Black # WT40249, gray # WT42249, tan # WT41249.
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  • Wiring Harness Installation Instructions for 2008 KIA Rio 5
  • The hitch would include installation instructions for the hitch only. Your Rio would need a taillight converter, that would be hardwired into the vehicles taillight circuits. Since the wiring harness is not a vehicle specific item I do not have any instructions specific to your vehicle, but I do have a video that will show how the converter is installed. I will include a link to the video and the taillight converter, which can be found below. The video will show the converter being installed...
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  • Recommended Flat Fixed Cargo Carrier for a 2008 Kia Sportage
  • I recommend the 20x48 Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4 inch (Class II Only) Trailer Hitches, # 63155. The great thing about this carrier is that it has a 3 inch rise for better ground clearance. This is 1 inch higher than the Rola carrier you cited. 1 inch is not much but is does make loading and unloading that much easier and it provides that much more clearance for entering and exiting driveways with steep grades and dips.
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  • Troubleshooting a Possible Faulty Vehicle Wiring Harness for a 2008 Kia Sedona
  • Sounds like the power converter on your T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118410, has shorted out and will need to be replaced. The converter is designed to divert the lighting signal when you turn on your lights or use the brakes or the turn signals on your Sedona. If these functions are not working properly, then the issue is in the converter box. Before you replace it you will want to inspect the wiring of your trailer to see if you can find anything that would cause the box to short...
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  • Which Wiring Harness Is Recommended For My 2008 Kia Sedona
  • I would recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, item # 118410, which is rated for trailers with more than two taillights. This wiring harness is circuit protected and draws its power from the vehicle battery and protects the vehicles sensitive circuitry. I will provide you a link to the install instructions, as well as a link to our installation video.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2008 Kia Rondo
  • Yes, you can tow a trailer with your 2008 Kia Rondo. I found a copy of the owner's manual online and found the following towing capacities. First, if the trailer does NOT have brakes models with the 2.4 or 2.7 liter motor can tow 1,000 pounds. If the trailer does have brakes then the 2.4 can tow 1,500 pounds and the 2.7 can tow 2,000 pounds. The tongue weight capacity for the 2.4 liter is 150 pounds regardless of whether or not the trailer has brakes. And for the 2.7 liter it is 200...
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  • Wire Harness Recommendations for a 2008 Kia Sorento
  • If your 2008 Kia Sorento comes with a factory tow package, I recommend the Curt Wiring Harness # C56332. This harness has two connectors on it with one using the existing factory-installed harness to obtain 12-volt power from the battery and the other providing the lighting signals. If it does not, the Curt Wiring Harness # C59236 you made reference to will work. This connector will need to be hardwired into the existing wiring using a circuit tester to find the proper circuits to tap...
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  • Trailer Lights Not Working with Trailer Wiring Harness 118269 Installed on a 2008 Kia Sorento
  • Trailer wiring harness # 118269 is designed to fit a factory tow package on the 2008 Kia Sorento. It is possible that the vehicle has the proper connector to plug in the harness but does not have the factory tow package. To determine if the harness has power you can test it using a circuit tester such as # 3808. Have someone sit in the vehicle and activate the various light functions while you test the 4-Way on # 118269. If there is no power at the 4-Way doing this test then your Sorento...
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  • Best Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2008 Kia Rondo with 225/50R17 Tires
  • The best Class S compatible tire chain I would recommend for your 2008 Kia Rondo is the Thule Easy Fit part # TH04115100. These chains will install in a matter of seconds and will provide you with excellent traction. These also have a 5 year warranty which is nice as well. Check out the install video I attached that shows how easy they are to install. When the weather is terrible it is nice to have a set of chains that won't require you having to sit out in the snow freeze.
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2008 Kia Sedona and 2,700 Pound Trailer
  • First make sure that the hitch on your 2008 Kia Sedona is rated for use with weight distribution. Some of the hitches for your van are rated for weight distribution and some are not. If it is there will be 2 sets of tongue/gross trailer weight ratings. Based on the weights of the trailer you have provided a system rated for 800 pounds, # 49586, will not be the best option. I recommend something that is rated lower so that it will be more effective. Take a look at Fastway system #...
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