Hyundai Elantra Ignition Coil Replacement (Kia Rio)

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Published by YOUCANIC Automotive Experts 
Last Updated May 18, 2018 

Learn how to change the ignition coils on Kia Rio / Hyundai Accent. Owners of other Hyundai and Kia models such as Verna, Gets, Spectra, Cerato and Rio 5 will find these ignitions coil replacement instructions helpful. 

Replacing the ignition coil on this four-cylinder Hyundai / Kia engine is very simple and can take less than 30 minutes. Why pay hundreds of dollars to get the ignition coil replaced when you can do it yourself at home. All you need is a set of sockets and new ignition coils. You can find replacement ignition coils on Amazon even OEM quality. Several coils have great user reviews. Check prices and user reviews on Hyundai / Kia ignition coils. We recommend replacing all coils at the same time even if only one of them is the problem. 

Symptoms of bad ignition coil on Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio

  • Engine Misfire P0301 P0300 P0302
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Backfiring
  • Check Engine Light On
  • Lack of Power
  • Engine Shaking
  • Engine Rough

These symptoms may also trigger check engine light and fault codes such as: P0351, P2311, P0352, P0350, P0358, P2302. The most common symptom of a failing ignition coil is engine misfire.

Instruction on how to change Ignition Coil Hyundai Accent Kia Rio

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  1. Open the hood of your Kia / Hyundai
  2. Disconnect the battery negative terminal
  3. Remove the engine cover. It is held in place with four 10 mm bolts
  4. Remove the white harnes from top of the coils
  5. Remove 10 mm bolts that hold the coils in place
  6. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the igntion coils
  7. Pull out the old igntion coils
  8. Install the new igntion coils
  9. Tighten the 10 mm bolt that hold the coil. Be careful to not over tighten the ignition coil bolts or you will ruin the threads
  10. Install the engine cover and connect the battery negative terminal

FAQ Kia Rio  Hyundai Accent Ignition Coil 

  • How much does it cost to replace ignition coil on a Hyundai Accent / Kia Rio? 

    • If you replace all coils expect to pay between $150-$250. 
  • How to identify a Hyundai Kia faulty ignition coil which is causing an engine misfire?

    • Turn off the engine. Unplug one the first coil. Start the car and see if that changed the way the engine runs. If engine is running rough that means that the coil you just unplugged is GOOD. Unplug all coils one at a time. When you come to a coil that makes no difference whether plugged in or not, that coil is BAD. 
  • Hyundai Kia Check Engine Light On with Code P0350, what does it mean? 

    • It means that one or more of the ignition coils are defective. P0350 - Ignition coil, primary/secondary -circuit malfunction. 
  • Can I replace the ignition coils myself or do I need to take the car to a mechanic? 
    • Replacing ignition coils is an easy job even if you have never performed this job before. Make sure you work on a cold engine. Don't over tighten the igntion coil bolts or you can damage the threads.