Question about 2004 Kia Optima

1 Answer

When do you need to change the cam strap - 2004 Kia Optima

Posted by on

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    do u mean the timing belt?



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 64 Answers

If by cam strap you mean the Timing Belt. This belt is usually replaced every 60-100K depending on the manufacturer. Check your owners manual or call your local dealer to find out what the interval is exactly on your car. If you have a timing Chain, then the interval is usually much longer.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Changed spark plugs in my 1999 chevy blazer and it wont crank over. Gapped the plugs to specs...should I've also changed the wires, cap & rotor also?

When you go to an auto store and they give sell you spark plugs they should already be gapped to spec. There is no need to adjust the gap. This may be the reason your car will not start. I would try new spark plugs first then wires. Since the vehicle is a 99 it probably could use a tune up (spark plugs, wires, coils, cap, rotor, chassis lube, and transmission fluid check and flush if needed). Also make sure that the engine block ground strap is in good condition and that there is no corrosion covering the ends of the ground strap. The ground strap is typically located near the firewall and is directly attached from the engine block to the frame of the car.

Mar 11, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

The easiest way to remove a fuel pump off a camaro


Drive the rear of the Camaro onto a set of ramps and secure the parking brake. If the Camaro no longer runs due to the fuel pump, place the rear end of the vehicle onto jack stands.

Use a socket and ratchet to disconnect the negative battery cable from the negative battery terminal. This removes power from the electric fuel pump.

Place a jack under the gas tank and raise the jack so it butts up against the tank. This applies pressure to the tank and prevents it from falling while you remove the retaining bolts for the tank straps.

Use a socket and ratchet to remove the retaining bolt from each of the two straps located closest to the rear of the vehicle. These are the rear strap bolts. Pull the straps down.

Lower the jack to lower the tank from the vehicle. Because you left the front of the straps attached, the tank rests at an angle under the vehicle. This prevents the need to unhook all of the hoses connected to the tank.

Place the cam tool (J-24187) onto the retaining cam on the top of the tank and turn it a quarter turn counterclockwise. Take the sending unit cam off the tank.

Disconnect the fuel pump from the sending unit cam and plug the new pump into the sending unit.

Place the fuel sending unit cam onto the tank and turn it clockwise a quarter turn with the specialized tool.

Use the straps, bolts, socket and ratchet to jack the tank back up under the Camaro and secure it.

Use the socket and ratchet to reconnect the negative battery cable to the negative battery terminal.

I hope the above helps.

Good luck.

Dec 03, 2010 | 1995 Chevrolet Camaro

1 Answer

Is there an access hatch in the floor of a 1996 gmc safari for the fuel pump

no, sorry. Here are the R&R instructions from

The following procedure requires the use of the GM Fuel Gauge Sending Unit Retaining Cam tool No. J-24187 or equivalent.

CAUTION Before removing any component of the fuel system, be sure to reduce the fuel pressure in the system. The pressure regulator contains an orifice in the fuel system; when the engine is turned Off, the pressure in the system will bleed down within a few minutes.

  1. If the fuel system has been in use, turn the ignition switch to OFF and allow the system time to reduce the fuel pressure.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery terminal from the battery.

Be sure to keep a Class B (dry chemical) fire extinguisher nearby.

CAUTION Due to the possibility of fire or explosion, never drain or store gasoline in an open container.

  1. Using a hand pump or a siphon hose, drain the gasoline into an approved container.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands.
  3. Support the fuel tank and remove the fuel tank-to-vehicle straps.
  4. Lower the tank slightly, then remove the sender unit wires, the hoses and the ground strap.
  5. Remove the fuel tank from the vehicle.
  6. Using the GM Fuel Gauge Sending Unit Retaining Cam tool No. J-24187 (or equivalent) or a brass drift and a hammer, remove the cam locking ring (fuel sending unit) counterclockwise, then lift the sending unit from the fuel tank.
  7. Remove the fuel pump from the fuel sending unit, by performing the following procedures:
    1. Pull the fuel pump up into the mounting tube, while pulling outward (away) from the bottom support.

When removing the fuel pump from the sending unit, be careful not to damage the rubber insulator and the strainer.
    1. When the pump assembly is clear of the bottom support, pull it out of the rubber connector.

To install:
  1. Inspect the fuel pump hose and bottom sound insulator for signs of deterioration, then replace it, if necessary.
  2. Push the fuel pump onto the sending tube.
  3. Using a new sending unit-to-fuel tank O-ring, install the sending unit into the fuel tank.

When installing the sending unit, be careful not to fold or twist the fuel strainer, for it will restrict the fuel flow.
  1. Using the GM Fuel Gauge Sending Unit Retaining Cam tool No. J-24187 (or equivalent) or a brass drift and a hammer, turn the sending unit-to-fuel tank locking ring clockwise.
  2. Install the fuel tank, align the insulator strips and install the strap bolts. Torque the inner fuel tank strap-to-vehicle bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm) and the outer fuel tank strap-to-vehicle nuts/bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
  3. Connect the fuel lines.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable, start the engine and check for leaks.
  5. Lower the vehicle.

Sep 19, 2010 | 1996 GMC Safari

1 Answer

How do i drop a 1989 cadillac sedan deville gas tank?

drain the gas
remove the straps to the tank
support the tank as well for now the gas lines need to be removed
remove the tank wiring and pull out
remove the cam washer to remove the float and pump assembly
reverse these procedures to re install

Sep 06, 2010 | Cadillac DeVille Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

How i change rear spark pluge on chevy uplander

have problem with my uplander the problem is the cylinder 2 iis misfire how can i fix it

Aug 29, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Uplander

1 Answer

Engine strap and wheels STARLET 98

By engine strap do you mean Cam belt? Which should be done every 100000kms or 60000miles tyres should be replaced when the tread gets below 3mm deep ( depending on your country's regulations ).
Try for the manual.
Hope this helps.

Apr 14, 2010 | 1984 Toyota Starlet

1 Answer

I need to change the battery on the 2003

it is in the trunk under the mat not to hard remove the mat take off the cables disconect hold strap replace the battery replace strap cables and mat just make shure you pot pos cable on pos and neg cable on neg

Dec 31, 2009 | 2003 Ford Thunderbird

1 Answer

1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet

The earth strap is a radio suppressor and was usually bolted down on the cam cover on the back far right stud . Regards VW Audi tech

Oct 01, 2008 | 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

Changing fuel filter on 2004 chrysler town and country

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
  2. Raise the vehicle and support the fuel tank with a transmission jack.
    • Fuel line from the front of the tank
    • Ground strap
    • Inboard side of the fuel tank straps and front T strap fastener and lower the tank about 6 inches
    • Fuel lines from the fuel pump module
    • Fuel filter
  3. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the fuel filter bolts to 40 inch lbs. (4.5 Nm), the main tank straps to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm) and the T strap to 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm).
  4. Start the engine and check for leaks.

Aug 23, 2008 | 2004 Chrysler Town & Country

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Kia Optima Logo

62 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kia Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8522 Answers

Are you a Kia Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides