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Re: broke timing belt
Now I read your problem, ok lets start with some critical points once
you have removed the plasic or metal belt cover you really should set
the upper and lower pullys to the pointing locaters but in a push you
need to take a sraight edge and create a line across the pully and on
the block use as small a permanent marker as you can a tip as the
pullies must be spot on when belt is reinstalled. your tensioner is
spring loaded and bolted in place when you remove the belt the pully
will mostly go unsprung.
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You either have the belt 180 degrees off. So you have to take belt off and turn crank only (slowly) around once to its mark again, but first you need to go to a website that lists motors that are called "interference fit" engines. (Think Gates belt co. has a list) If your motor is an interference fit then when belt broke the motor is trashed. Interference fit means that pistons can hit valves if the belt breaks. That is why they tell you to replace the timing belt before too long. Also if motor is interference fit when you try and turn crank go slow because you may bump into valve.
This can be a big problem if it is a Non Interferrance Motor, meaning that when your timing belt broke you engine basically free wheeled during slow down. This can bend the intake and exhaust valves, extended cranking on motor trying to get it to start after the belt breaks can also cause this. You can get a Chiltons manual to have a guide in replacing the timing belt, i can say i know the motor in your car is a dual over head cam engine. These can be a little more difficult to do if you have never replaced a timing belt. May be best to take it to a professional that can test the head and make sure that no valves are bent before you pay for the belt and timing tensioner.
go to www.diyrepairmanuals.com or just go to toyota site, and i'm sure you will find the answer. If all else go to the toyota dealer and ask them for a print out of the routing. BEWARE, i dont know for sure if that motor has a 0 tolerance valve position. meaning that if the belt broke and the motor was running which made a rotation it is possible that the pistons made contact with valves and caused damage(bent valves) before starting that motor you need to check sources or rotate motor by hand for any resistance (do not force) ask dealer for information on possible damage that could have occured, Go to local auto parts and look in a repair manual for a diagram also. best of luck, my 2002 and 2004 pontiac/ford both had belt problems which bent valves and had to repair. I can fix all these myself, parts cost. but if you have it done, pull out the piggy bank and hopefully you filled with quarters not pennies.
Hi, Just to clarify and clear things up, the motor used in the 1998 to 2002 Kia Sportage is actually the Mazda FE3 engine and it is a NON-INTERFERENCE engine.
For any an all repair information on any Kia vehicle produced you can access the KGIS system (Kia Global Information System), just go to www.kiatechinfo.com and create and account (its completely FREE). After you do this you will have access to all the Kia Shop Manuals, DTC Manuals, Recall information for your vehicle and more.
I just had the same problem with my Sportage and found all the information that I needed through KGIS. Hope this helps and good luck on fixing your Sportage.
The only issue is if the valves were bent as this is an interference motor. There is no scheduled replacement of the tensioner. I would have the motor pressure tested before replacing the tensioner to make sure nothing else was affected when the tensioner broke.
Looking at your brief description about the Timing Belt Replacement. May I suggest a couple of things?
You obviously are Technically adept as replacing cam belts are not the easiest of tasks? However as you are aware when a belt breaks Unless a safe engine the pistons may clip the inlet or exhaust valves and although you are seeing compression one or more may be sticking or possibly the Cam or its cradle has suffered damage, this happened on my Mitsubishi Pajero! I had full compression on all cylinders but would Not run! I made further investigations and found the Cam Carrier/s were ripped out of the cylinder head. I helicoiled them and Bingo instant start.
I hope this points you in the right direction as I'm sure you will solve it with our/my assistance!
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