When to change timing belt Kia Sportage?
The motor trade manual Autodata state, replace timing belt at 54000 miles or 6 years 1999 onwards. The local Kia dealers agree with this advice but found it rare for these belts to break even after longer intervals.You can call the dealer, check gates or dayco website. But I think those are at 120,000, but I may be thinking of a different motor?
Please do not go by the answer above ! Kia's all have a zero clearance motors. here is a very good example. your timing belt breaks your motor is garbage! your intake valves spark plugs and exhaust valves will all be embedded in your piston. Please read your manual and go by what it says, and I state it says change it at 60,000 miles. If you want to save your motor in your kia Rio, Spectra, Sedona, Sportage, Amanti, Rondo, etc CHANGE IT AT 60,000 MILES!!!
my 1999 kia sportage has a "NON-INTERFERANCE" engine meaning if the timing belt snapped NOTHING would happen take a minute to do a basic search before scaring these poor people...
P!S! when checking the timing on a kia sportage you should know that the sheer pin on the crankshaft pulley tends to go allowing the pulley to move so it 'looks' like its in time meaning the marks all line up and you can't tell without pulling off the lower(crankshaft) pulley, it is always a good idea to locate #1 spark plug take it out and drop a longgg screwdriver as you manually turn the timing belt whilst looking for the marks as that cylinder should be up as far as it can go with all the marks lined up for it to be in time if it starts going back down or doesn't quite get as far up as it should go with the marks lined up.. then its not in time and should definatley take off the crankshaft pulley to take a look at that sheer pin and the damamge it did...
Ummm yeah ok.
Maybe you should take your own advice because you clearly have no clue what you're talking about. How is the spark plug going to end up embedded in the piston? It doesn't move. Only the valves and piston would get damaged. I advise anyone reading NOT follow the above advice.
when should I change the timing belt on a 2006 kia sportage ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ According to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) On a 2006 Kia Sportage ( both the 2.0 liter four cylinder and the 2.7 liter V6 ) ( inspect at 60,000 miles / replace at 80,000 miles , they also show that both engines are interference engines )
you have to basically gut the front of the engine past the timing belt, it is alot of work ,but it can be done, remember once you remove timing belt you have to time cams, crankshaft and tensioner. I already have answered this whole procedure in previous answers.com . try 2000 kia sportage timing belt.
When you replace the timing belt on a 2000 Kia Sportage with a 2.0 what else do you need to change with it?
I put quite a bit of mileage on my 2001 Kia Sportage and had to replace the timing belt at 100,000 miles. I have owned the car for 5 years. I was driving on the freeway doing 70 miles an hours when all the power shut down and the car would not start back up although it would crank. Hope that helps you.
2001 was a good auto, as with all cars they have there querks. But if someone is selling the 2001 Kia sportage check to see if they kept good maintence records and very important that they change the timing belt.Belts have to be change every 60,000 miles,a few 80,000, but which ever yours is make sure it was done along with the water pump,as it is driven by the timing belt.