Specialty Tools for the Kia Sportage

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Specialty Tools for the Kia Sportage
Keep your Kia Sportage on the road with speciality tools. (Road image by Janne Kallio from Fotolia.com)

The Kia Sportage is a compact, "crossover" sport utility vehicle. It's a smaller-sized SUV that the Korean automaker designed for singles or small families, providing durability, power and European-styled comfort. Kia produced the 2011 Sportage in base, LX and EX trim models, all with a standard 176-horsepower, 2.4-litre, four-cylinder engine.

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Cam Belt Tensioner Wrench

Shley Tools manufactures a cam belt tensioner wrench for the 2008 Kia Sportage. The tool is item number UN 120 4500, and as of 2011 retails for £13.70 online from the Car Parts Discount company. The tool is designed for two-pin adjustment tensioners. The "cam belt" is another name for a vehicle's timing belt. It controls the timing of an internal combustion engine's valves.

Touch-up Pen

Kia manufactures a touch-up paint pen specifically for the Kia Sportage. The pen is the size of a regular permanent marker. It is dual-tipped, and delivers a clear coat for correcting minor scratches and dings. It's listed for sale online under Sportage accessories.

Hi-scan Pro

The Hi-scan Pro is a diagnostic tool that scans original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for the Kia Sportage. The tool's main body has an LCD display, a PCMCIA software card slot, an impulse generator, a built-in multimeter and a two-channel oscilloscope. The diagnostic Hi-Scan Pro also scans Hyundai vehicles.

The scanner was designed for compatibility with a host of electronic parts and electrical systems. The tool accomplishes DTC reading and explanation, DTC erasing, live time current data in digits and graphic modes. The scanner also handles manual data item grouping on the display, actuation testing, item graphic view, and has a current data recording function.

The scanner is equipped with a sensor simulation mode, a system identification, ECU number, an adaptation function, service reset and troubleshooting functions, and ECU reprogramming.

Lishi Lock Pick Tools

The Lishi company sells several lock tools for the Kia Sportage and other Kia automobiles through distributor Alibaba. Voraus in France manufactures the Kia lock-pick tool, part number LPT-20; a simple pick made of durable, high-quality steel. Voraus sells various replacement car keys, transponder chips, locksmith tools, key programmers and key cutting machines.

Lishi also sells a decoder pick, locksmith tool and auto lock opener combination for the Sportage and other Kia automobiles. The tool, made in China, is model number 074001-17. They are invaluable to Kia service centres and owners, for opening accidentally locked car doors.

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