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What is the psi compression on a 1998 kia sportage supose to be?

Drove to store, came out and would not start.towed home.checked fuses and relays-ok. replaced wires and plugs and valve cover gasket (oil in valley around plugs).checked for spark-ok.pulled front apart checked timing, crank at tdc, intake and exhaust marks were at 12 oclock position belt looked good. borrowed and did a comression test on 1 and 3 cylinders. #1 had 75psi and #3 had 85 psi. whats min?

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Timing belt could have jumped time.if you go to store or church.car been driving okay. then fail to crank without warning.engine compression should be 175 psi 225 psi. lowest 120 psi. engine compression 100 psi to 90 psi engine worn out burning oil.check engine oil and check spark plugs.spark plugs fouled out with oil engine has worn piston rings and valve guides.if you check oil look milky have blowed head gasket.but to me sound like engine jumped time.if you been have problems with car smoking using oil engine worn out.if its over 150000 miles.

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Contact the parts store for specs they should have it on the computer system under overhaul specs..ask for a printout of rebuild proceedures..

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SOURCE: oil leaking out of valve cover gasket

It is a Valve Cover Gasket. You can get a new one at any Auto Parts Store. To make this repair last longer, Do not get the Cheap one, Get a Felpro Gasket and it will Quadrupel the Gasket Life. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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SOURCE: replace timing belt on Kia Sportage

heres a trick i use get two office style paper clips instal belt on one cam put on clip to hold belt get lined up with mark then hold it there while you line up other gear install belt and clip now you can put the belt on and know both cam gears are in time

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SOURCE: 2002 Kia Sportage will not start.

p0560 is system voltage problem. open or short between the battery positive and the ecm.CHECK ALL FUSES. dosnt matter what they are labeled under dash and under hood replace any that are bad and retry to start. no start then check voltage to ecm grounds to. i dont have a wireing diagram to give you but for a small fee or free the dealer can make you a copy.make sure all the wires that go to battery terminals are not corroded and are making good contact [verified with volt meter]. if after all checks ok then replace ecm. as a side note i havent had to change one ever.

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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