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03 kia sorento Engine knocking after replacing water pump oil pump and timing belt


Who did the work? take it back. If it's DIY double check your work. Knoking as in metalic engine , or knocking as in gas preignition. If gas preignition, timing belt is off a few notches. If it's similar to this google: 2003 kia sorento interference engine
You may have valve timing off so much that your pistons are running into the valves. Bad news!

Apr 04, 2015 | 2003 Kia Sorento

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Need how to set timing belt on kia optima


I had 2006 kia optima 2.4 liter LX, I drove 150000 miles plus, it was over 100,000 miles I changed timing belt, and AC belt, alternator belt is still ok, but it was my fault, I did not change crank shaft balance belt, it next to timing belt, this very important, timing belt and crank shaft balance belt must change same time, you set all mark the same positions, you can see all clear marked
if you had OBD2 scanner is helpful to read all faulty codes if you do it your self repair
if you have any problems about KIA optima, please post on any websites, to share some ideas to other KIA optima owners, like me, I change oil every 2500 miles to make my optima runs smoother
automatic transmission fluid change every year if you put high mileage on your car, optima had hard time to find it own part some time, radiator hoses are still good condition and had hard time to find in any auto part stores in my home town, good luck and thanks for sharing.

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I changed the water pump on a 2003 galant and now it wont start I took timing belt off did i mess up the timing


If you have already turned it over you may need to give it a compression check to make sure you did not bend your valves. Set your timing mark to top dead center and take off your upper belt cover. Check the cam mark to the timing mark (TDC) on the lower cover. That will tell you if the belt is on correctly. If the timing marks check out you may have just flooded the motor . New plugs will assist in starting the motor if they are just WET fouled.

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Please coul'd you tal me after how many mils mest be changed or advisabal to be chang timing belt 2003 kia carens paterol car.thankyou


TAKE IT TO SOMEONE QUALIFIED. IF NOT DONE RIGHT, YOUR MOTOR COULD BE RUINED, VALVES WILL HIT THE PISTONS.

Mar 13, 2010 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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Kia rio 2003 timing belt snapped i want to replace it. can I do it or take it in?


take it in its alot of pissing around about the timing belt i wouldent recomend to do it yourself

Jan 26, 2010 | 2003 Kia Rio

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How Do I Set The Timing After I Put The Timing Belt On. 2003 Kia Rio 1.6l?


timing is computer controlled through the ECM on KIA's if the belt didnt break before you changed it then it should fire right up!! but if the belt did break then you can bet!! you bent atleast 2 if not more exhaust valves

Jan 18, 2010 | 2003 Kia Rio

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How long should it take to change a timing belt


hi from uk as you do not mention engine litres ? on average it takes approx 2 hours to change belt and tensioner on 1.8=2;0=cv v t 16 valve engines fitted with air con ? simple enough to diy with instructions and timing mark set up b4 you begin dismantle hope this helps ?

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1998 kia sportage. changed timing belt. now no compression.


WOW - DID THE BELT BREAK WHILE IT WAS RUNNING IF SO THE VALVES ARE BEND THATS WHY YOU HAVE NO COMPRESSION.
IF YOU HAD THE BELT REPLACED AND THEY DON'T HAVE THE TIMING MARKS RIGHT YOU CAN STILL BEND THE VALVES.
9 TIMES OUT OF 10 THE DAMAGE IS JUST TO THE VALVES AND NOT THE HEAD OR ENGINE. BUT IF YOU HAVE TO PULL THE HEAD MY ADVISE IS TO HAVE THE HEAD CHECKED FOR CNY CRACKS

Sep 16, 2009 | 1998 Kia Sportage

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Kia Rio died in traffic. Will not start.


Hello Kia Owner,
Regarding the shut down, when was the last time you changed the timing belt?? Did you know that the twin cam 1.5 lirte motor needs a new belt every 50,000 miles or 80,000 kms.
If the belt has failed it may still be in tact but with the cogs ripped off.
Your valves have collided with at least one piston but it is good you were only idling at the time.
The motor may be worth fixing. I just fixed mine myself. I had to lift the engine after removing the axles. I removed the old timing belt and removed and rebuilt the cylinder head(big job). Two exhaust valves were boken right off and lying inside one cylinder.
Most likely your timing belt failed as well.

Apr 09, 2009 | 2001 Kia Rio

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Timing belt?


Hi there.What he is probably meaning is you have an interference motor to which means if the belt breaks it will bend the valves or if changing it and not getting timed right will also bend the valves. So if your doing it your self use extreme caution and make sure befor removal of the belt that the timing marks are aligned and the gears do not move until the belt is back on.Rotate motor over slow by hand with belt exposed 2 full revolutions to see if your timing marks a in fact dead on.. The mileage on the truck are close to time to replace.You dont want that thing breaking the belt while its running.You know the facts now.I hoped this helpes you and have a great day...

Mar 31, 2009 | 2003 Nissan Xterra

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