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How to remove front crankshaft timing gear 2000 Kia sportage

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SOURCE: removing/replacing a 2000 kia sportage 4x4 4 dr heater core

The heater is located under the dash board to the right and down from the radio. To remove and replace it you will have to remove the dash board down to the fire wall. Also, you will have to disconnect two hoses that connect up to it from the engine compartment. These are located in the back of the engine and down on the firewall about midway. Once you remove the dash board and locate the heater core you will be able to see the location of these two hoses. Removing the heater core is time consuming but it will save you about 700 dollars.

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99 sportage 2.0 timing gear set up

this link will provide the exact information and diagrams you are looking for . thanks


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SOURCE: 2000 kia sportage ex, 4 cyl.

Yes there is a sensor that controls Fuel/air ratio.It's called a MAF (mass air flow sensor)
But I think you should have the EGR (Exhaust gas recirculation)valve checked
and The TPS (throttle position sensor)maybe dirty.

Although may things can cause this issue,I would look at the items above first.

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SOURCE: where is crankshaft sensor on 99 kia sportage?

The crankshaft pos. sensor is located on the left "driver" side of the engine on the bellhousing and is retained by a single 10mm bolt.The sensor may be tight,be sure to twist as you pull so that it doesnt break off in the bottom end.

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2000 kia sportage troubleshooting choking out

the most common problem on this year sportage for rough running/stalling or not starting is clogged fuel injectors caused by a rusty fuel tank. Their is a recall for this. You can remove the fuel filter and drain the fuel into a clear container by blowing into the outlet of the filter. This will put unfiltered fuel into the container to look at. If it is rust colored you will need a fuel tank, fuel filter and injectors. The fuel lines will need to be flushed as well. Another common problem causing this condition is a broken crankshaft keyway. this causes the crankshaft to be out of time with the timing belt sprocket. If you check the timing marks everything will look good. To check this you need to put the timing marks on TDC cylinder number 1 and make sure that the piston is truly at top dead center.

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Are you sure you didn't bend valves when the keyway sheared off ? Do a compression test and get back to me with the results.

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use a strap type oil filter removal tool and try to turn front pulley with engine in gear(manaul) these vehicles of this year do suffer from the keyway wearing away on the crankshaft allowing the timing belt to move this in turn allows the valves to hit the piston ,hence alkternator appears not to charge as the pulleys are turning .wouldnt be the first time i have had this happen its about three vehicles this end ,later models have a deeper keyway so they are ok

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What are the timing marks and how does the timing belt line up for a 2000 KIA Sportage 2.0 4 cylinder?

intake cam gear line the "i" up with the dimple in the rear timing cover
exhaust gear line up the e with dimple on rear timing cover above letters there should be a mark on one of the teeth line it straight up with the coorsponding dimples in the black steel cover behind gears

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Kia sportage 4wd won't engage, unrelated to vaccum hubs

a quick fix to solve the problem with the 4wd not working on the sportage is fitst check the vacume soionoid is working lockated by the suspention turet on theL/H side of the engine bay, then, chech hoses going to the hub, if there is still a vacume leek from the hub remove the 6 bolts from the outer hub locker place in vice remove the circlip, remove the spring, remove the spline gear then take the spring and swap it around so that it gose under the gear so that it is in conatant mesh/ lock, build back up and fit, it means the front axle will be live all the time but you will still be able to select 2 /4wd,,

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My 1998 KIA Sportage backfires a little and doesn't have any power off the line. When I get up to speed and while idling it runs fine. The engine light is on and the code indicates that the number 4...

This could be a valve timing issue. I had a 98 Sportage with similar problems, the root cause was the lower timing gear (on the front of the crankshaft) was actually loose and had worn the slot in the crankshaft and the small key that holds the gear in place. This allows the gear to drift back and forth on the crankshaft, altering valve timing and power. There is a "poor mans fix" here
Note, this is a Mazda Miata forum, so values and pictures will not be exact, but the idea is the same and worked for me.
The "hold" light on the dash is from the button on the side of the gear select lever being depressed, it holds the transmission in gear. If that is not the case, that circuit may need to be diagnosed.

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What is the timing marks for a 2000 kia sportage?

the timing marks are as follows... if you are not able to see the picture the intake cam gear will line up with the mating mark on the rear cover .... the "I" needs to be straight up... the exhaust cam the E needs to be straight up. the crankshaft mark is a nothch in the rear of the crank gear which needs to line up with a pointer on the front of the aluminum oil pump housing. the keyway on the crank needs to be vertical. the marks on the rear cover are dimples in the cover. this is an interferance engine DO NOT ROTATE CRANK OR CAMS WITH BELT OFF. IF YOU HAVE BROKEN THE TIMING BELT DAMAGE TO ENGINE HAS ALREADY OCCURED AND YOU WILL NEED A VALVE JOB!!!! there is no exception on this engine. if you have tried to crank it over and the belt is broken the head is no good!


Jul 07, 2009 | 2000 Kia Sportage

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crankshaft sprocket up on timing mark, the exaust timing on the shield behind the timing gear. it will be E on the exaust cam gear and the I in the intake cam gear. then install belt.

May 03, 2009 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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99 sportage 2.0 timing gear set up

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