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Re: changed timing belt on 2001 kia sportage but still...
I would check the connectors on the coil packs, spark plugs and wires and replace them if they at all seem worn or tired. My 2000 sportage ran rough so I replaced the fuel filter, coil packs, spark plugs and wires, cleaned out the IAC valve, TPS, throttle body and intake tube, tightened the screws on the fuel pump access door under the right rear seat and cleaned the ground wire and the contact surface and I added 1 ground wire from the block to the firewall and 1 from the valve cover to the firewall. Your timing is more than likely right where it needs to be but the ignition may be slightly missing from a bad coil pack, dirty or fouled plugs or a bad plug wire.
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You can't it's controlled the PCM . Did check plugs an plug wires ,maybe you have a vacuum leak . Or jumped time , timing belt ,or timing chain ! Or you have an engine mechanical problem , burnt valve or something on that order ! Or a clogged fuel injector ! Test before you assume an replace parts ! You should have it checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes .
you will have to losten the power stering pump on your kia things may very once you have it loose remove the belt some times like i said the alternator or ac need to be loosend and those belts need to be re moved but not in all cases
Once the belt is removed, turn the crank pulley clockwise until the pin on the crank nut lines up with the notch at the 12 o'clock position just above it. The intake cam needs to be rotated so the "I" on the pulley is at the 12 o'clock position and the exhaust cam needs to be rotated so the "E" on the pulley is at the 12 o'clock position, then install the belt and adjust tension. Use a 1/2" drive ratchet and I think a 21mm socket for the crank pulley and a 17mm wrench for the cam pulleys.
My apologies for the delayed response. I am going back and answering questions that were never answered. Clickon the following Link. It has all the Diagrams for the Timing Belt you will need. Before Clicking, let me know if this helped. Again my sincerest apologies...
Yes my frend open the bonnet and stand infront of the car, on the left hand side between the engine and the boddy there is a black round container with pipes going into it. next to the container there is a vacume switch, 99% of the time this pipes going into the switch is brohen or the pipe is leaking. Enjoy Willem SA
You should get the codes checked and start from there. My Kia Sportage was also backfiring and running rough, after checking the codes. It had misfires on two cylinders. I did a tune up and had to replace one of the ignition coils. Now it runs great!