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Trying to replace water pump in 97 Kia Sephia with 1.8L, but motor mount on passenger side seems to be in the way of removing plastic timing belt cover. Does it just have to be finnessed out, or do I have to completely remove motor mount from engine?

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You must remove the motor mount it wont come out unless you do i tried

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How many motor mounts does a 2005 Kia spectra have? Do they all have to be replaced at the same service visit? Are there different mounts for automatic and standard transmission mounts? thanks!


Will do my best since I'm reading from a Chilton manual that covers Sephia/Spectra 1994-2004. Here I will quote directly from the book. It's under ENGINE: Engine mounts-check and replace. Page 2A-22.
1) There are 4 engine/transaxle mounts on these models; the front engine mount, the passenger side engine mount (next to the timing belt upper cover), the rear lower engine mount (under the intake manifold) and the transaxle mount (under the air filter housing).
There is much more to this section, but you were asking about how many, not about replacing them yourself. And if it were I, yes I would replace them all at the same time. Given the labor intensive (jack up and secure car. Then jack up and secure engine, etc) have them all done so that all are the same age. As a couple side notes. The book doesn't make reference to any difference whether it be manual or automatic. And you would do well to go to your local auto parts store and pick up one of these manuals. This particular one covers not only our 1995 Sephia, but the 2002 Spectra as well. Makes sense since the Spectra is a re-badged Sephia.

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I have a 1999 kia sephia and my water pump went out I just need to know if water pump driven by the serpentine belt or timing belt?


The water pump is driven by the timing belt BUT you don't have to worry about it getting knocked out of time because the serpentine belt will keep it in line for you as it goes around the same pulley.

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1999 kia engine shakes while in drive and brake pressed at complete stop


NO NO NO NO NO !!!!!! NEVER PUT WATER IN YOUR BATTERY. batteries contain acid you shouldnt mix acid with water thats how you corode the battery and mess it up. i had the same issue with my sephia its bad motor mounts most likely the passenger side i would replace both of the ones in the fron one located front driver side near the side of the engine and the one on the passenger side is connected alond your pulleys. even though if your car is parked and you shake your car you won't hear anything loose until u put the gear in drive trust me i had the same problem its motor mounts. not the battery and not the alternator the alternator deals with the electricity to the car and contacts itself with the battery not your gears or mechanicals.its the notor mounts for this car they were like $60 each i believe at autozone dont get junk ones u might be getting bad ones get new ones

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The timing belt on my 99 kia sephia has apparently broken...is there any way to tell whether it damaged the pistons and valves before I spend money replacing the timing belt and water pump?


No there no way way of knowing without replacing the timing belt, cylinder compression test at this point would not work due to valve's open at wrong time, this engine is a INTERFERENCE ENGINE, but you might get luckly where it did not damage valve's it's happen here at my repair shop, also you don't have to replace the water pump, it is not timing belt driven water pump

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HELLO THERE, YOUR WATER PUMP IS UNDER YOUR TIMING BELT THAT IS ON THE SIDE OF THE ENGINE WHERE YOUR BELTS ARE. UNDER THE FRONT COVER(.HINT) IF YOU NEED A TIMING BELT CHANGED WHICH SHOULD BE CHANGED EVERY 80,000 MILES YOU CAN GET THE WATER PUMP INSTALLED FOR FREE THE MECHANIC IS ALREADY THERE ANYWAY.WHEN HE IS DOING THE TIMING BELT.

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I need a new timming belt on a 01 kia sephia how do i change it


Hi there,

Below are the procedures to remove the timing belt...

1. Disconnect negative battery cable.

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2. Loosen power steering lock bolts and nuts accordingly and remove tension from power steering (P/S) and/or air conditioning (A/C) compressor drive belt. 3. Remove P/S and/or A/C drive belt.

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4. Loosen generator mounting bolts and adjusting bolt. 5. Remove generator bolts.


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6. Remove water pump pulley.

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7. Remove crankshaft pulley and timing belt guide plate.



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8. Remove upper and lower timing belt covers.


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9. Turn crankshaft so that timing mark on timing belt pulley is aligned with timing mark on engine.


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10. Check that "I" mark on intake camshaft pulley is aligned with mark on cylinder head cover and "E" mark on exhaust camshaft pulley is aligned with mark on cylinder head cover.


Do not move camshaft or crankshaft once timing marks have been correctly positioned.



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11. Loosen tensioner pulley lock bolt.
12. Protect timing belt with a rag.
13. Remove tensioner pulley.


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14. Remove timing belt.



Regards,
Jeep Brainy

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remove drive belts and water pump pulley remove plastic cover and crank pulley line marks on cam with marks on valve cover should be at 12 o clock then there is a notch in crank gear that lines up with *** on the block at about 1 o clock the tensioner is spring loaded 14mm nut loosen this nut use a pry bar to push tensioner back snug nut so pulley wont come back remove belt when installing new belt use paper clibs wit the rods that flip over to hold the belt on the pulleys be sure timing marks on cam are lined up before attaching clips as they will move when belt is removed after belt is installed and tensioner is tight turn engine by hand until cam marks are lined up be sure all marks are lined up if they are reassemble everything and happy motoring

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1999 kia sephia leaking antifreeze


you will need to replace that water lin it runs to the water pump which is why its leaking so badly....you will need to replace it asap

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Crankshaft sensor for 2004 kia sorento


The above information about the sensor being located at the top of the motor to the passenger side of center is bogus. That is only the pig tail plug in. The actual sensor pig tail continues down below, underneath the plastic lower timing belt cover, on the front of the motor, just above the crankshaft timing gear.

It is a very involved process of removing and replacing. You will have to remove all of the belts, the front timing belt covers, (upper and lower). You will also have to remove the front bracket that is mounted to the front of the block, which serves as the mount for the power steering pump, the alternator and the A/C compressor.You will also have to remove the crankshaft pulley. You cannot remove the plastic lower timing belt cover unless you remove all of these things first. The sensor is located underneath the lower cover. It has two bolts that hold it in place. You will have to remove these two bolts.

The crankshaft pulling bolt is a right handed thread and loosens by turning counter clockwise. The pulley will slip off but is a very tight fit. Do not try to turn it while removing it as there is a small pin that keeps it aligned to one position. Use a small ball pine hammer to tap it loose.

It is also a good idea to remove the electric cooling fan shroud that is mounted to the inside side of the radiator and the radiator hoses to give yourself more room to work. It has only two bolts at the top holding it in place. And then slips into two retaining clips at the bottom. Lifting it will pull it out of these retaining clips.

When you remove the small bypass hose located at the top of the radiator , to the passenger side, be careful not to break off the small nipple protruding out of the radiator tank. It is plastic and will break easily if you try to pull the rubber bypass hose from it. This will have to be taken to a radiator shop to have repaired if you accidentally break this off. Be sure to carefully loosen the hose from this nipple before trying to pull it off.

And one more thing, if you go to that much trouble to replace this sensor, it is a good idea to go ahead and replace the timing belt as well. It is a maintenance item and you will have to go through the same process to replace it as well. Do it once and do it all.

I hope this helps.

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