Question about Kia Sephia
You need to check all of the other pulleys in the system to make sure they spin freely.
Posted on Jan 03, 2017
Pulleys are not aligned correctly, use a laser pointer with a magnetic piece that fits in the groove of two pulleys, the laser will shine on the second pulley and you can see if they are aligned, if not they will keep breaking. You can get this on line or in an auto parts store it's called " Gates Drive Align laser alignment tool. "
To align the pulley you have to adjust the bolt length using washers, or grind the mounting tabs on the alternator to give you more clearance or if it's the power steering pulley you will have to adjust how far in or out that pulley is mounted with a special puller/installer.
Posted on Jan 03, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You may try removing the engine mount and slightly raising the engine. It will give you much more room to work. I had to replace the timing belt on mine and I resisted this advice for a while. Once I finally did, the job went much quicker. I placed a jack under the oil pan (with a block of wood between jack and oil pan) and then upped the jack until it just made contact. Then I removed the engine mount directly in front of the serpentine belt. You can then slowly jack the engine up to gain more room. I can't remember where the alternator is on the sephia (up high on the motor or down low). If it's low, you could just lower the jack slowly to gain more room.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
Below are the procedures to remove the timing belt...
1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
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.
4. Loosen generator mounting bolts and adjusting bolt. 5. Remove generator bolts.
6. Remove water pump pulley.
7. Remove crankshaft pulley and timing belt guide plate.
8. Remove upper and lower timing belt covers.
9. Turn crankshaft so that timing mark on timing belt pulley is aligned with timing mark on engine.
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.
11. Loosen tensioner pulley lock bolt.
12. Protect timing belt with a rag.
13. Remove tensioner pulley.
14. Remove timing belt.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
For California models recommended at 105,000 miles.Belt needs to be inspected at 60,000 and 90,000, miles and replace at 105,000 miles.
Except California replace at 60,000 miles. Note 1.8L engine is a interference engine, if timing belt goes bad will cause major internal engine damage.
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
SOURCE: my kia keeps dying! 2000
WHEN TURN OFF CAR CHECK TO SEE IF RADIO TURN OFF.CHECK TO SEE IF INTERIOR LIGHTS OFF.MAKE SURE HEADLIGHTS TURN OFF.IF ALL LOOK GOOD.YOUR POWER DOOR LOCK FAULTY DRAIN POWER.FAULTY BLOWER MOTOR RELAY DRAIN BATTERY.FAULTY STARTER RELAY OR SOLENOID DRAIN BATTERY.FAULT IN THE PCM WILL DRAIN BATTERY.MANY MANY THINGS WILL DRAIN BATTERY.
Posted on Nov 08, 2010
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