2005 Kia Sorento Timing Belt Replacement

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Are you hearing the sound of the starter motor engaging when you turn the key and the engine refused to start?.

However If your timing belt has broken it mighty result this kind of fault. Below we’ll teach you how to change timing belt, just read carefully and pay attention.

We recommend you replace your timing belt around the 60,000 mile mark or every 3/4 years.

Remover

  1. jack the front right side and remove the tire.
  2. Support the engine with garage jack or special tool, and then remove the engine mounting insulator.
  3. Remove the alternator belt
  4. Remove the timing belt cover (lower and upper).
  5. Remove the idler pulley, crankshaft pulley, power steering pulley and tensioner pulley.
  6. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing mark to get the No. 1 cylinder’s piston be in TDC position.

Timing mark point (image below)

Kia Sedona Engine. 3.5L V6 DOHC

Then remove the timing belt, and install the new belt (make sure the new belt don’t have any crack)

After installing the timing belt, exert the reverse-directed force to the right bank exhaust camshaft sprocket to give tension on the belt.

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Holding this state, recheck if each timing mark is correctly positioned.

Be careful so that you won’t injured your fingers or other bodily part, most especially with the right bank.

Make sure to position of No.1 cylinder to compression TDC.

With tensioner pulley slightly pushing the belt down, tighten the center bolts lightly.

As each camshaft sprocket tends to rotate by itself,

In case the right bank camshaft sprocket rotates excessively, be cautious not to rotate more than the initial stable position.

Always align timing mark of rotating sprocket by turning it reversely. In this case, pay attention not to rotate it reversely from the initial position. (if, with one sprocket fixed at No. 1 compression TDC position, the other sprocket is rotated one revolution clockwise or counter clockwise, then the engine might not start or the intake and exhaust valve might interfere each other.)

And turn the engine to know if the engine is free.

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