The sohc engines were, the dohc engines are not
the above info is wrong ,DOHC is an interference engine on Kia sportages ,i rebuild them all the time, please replace timing belts when specified, damage can be tremendous.
Yes it does.
According to Gates ( they make timing belts etc. ) The SOHC engine IS AN INTERFERENCE ENGINE The DOHC engine is NOT an interference engine in the 2000 Ford Focus
The 2.4 litre DOHC engine is NOT an interference engine.
2.0L* DOHC (1999 & up all models) are interference engines.
It is an interference engine
it is not an interference engine.
No , the DOHC engine is not an interference engine ( but the SOHC is an interference engine ) in a 2002 Dodge Stratus 2.4 liter
Yes, the 1999 Kia Sportage with 2.0L DOHC is an "interference" engine, meaning the valves can hit the pistons if the timing belt broke.
The first generation Sportage (1994-2002) with 2 liter DOHC was not interference. A broken timing belt will generally not result in engine damage and replacing the belt (don't forget the pulleys and water pump) will get you back on the road.
The 2.0 L - SOHC - IS AN INTERFERENCE ENGINE The 2.0 L - DOHC - IS NOT an interference engine
No, this is not an interference engine.