Kia Amanti 2004-06

Timing Belt & Sprockets

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine cover
     

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  5. Rotate the tensioner arm clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt from the pulleys.
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  7. Remove the upper and lower timing belt covers.
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  9. Remove the auto tensioner.
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  11. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing marks of the camshaft sprocket and cylinder head to set the No. 1 cylinder at TDC.
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  13. Unbolt the tensioner pulley to remove the timing belt.
    NOTE
    If the timing belt is to be reused, mark the rotation direction so it is reinstalled correctly.

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To install:

  1. Prepare the auto tensioner for installation by compressing it in a vise and installing a set pin.
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  3. Install the auto tensioner.
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  5. Tighten the tensioner pulley to 31-40 ft. lbs. (42-54 Nm).
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  7. Ensure the No. 1 cylinder is set to TDC.
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  9. Install the timing belt in the following order:
    1. Crankshaft sprocket
    2.  
    3. Idler pulley
    4.  
    5. Left side exhaust camshaft sprocket
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    7. Left side intake camshaft sprocket
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    9. Water pump pulley
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    11. Right side intake camshaft sprocket
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    13. Right side exhaust camshaft sprocket
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    15. Tensioner pulley
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  11. Reconfirm that No. 1 cylinder is set at TDC.
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  13. Rotate the crankshaft a 1 / 4 turn counterclockwise.
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  15. Rotate the crankshaft a 1 / 4 turn clockwise and realign the timing marks.
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  17. Loosen the tensioner pulley center bolt.
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  19. Apply tension to the timing belt by rotating the tensioner pulley with a torque wrench and Special Tool 09244-28100 to 43 inch lbs.

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    Fig. Use Special Tool 09244-28100 to apply tension to the timing belt.

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  21. Tighten the center bolt of the tensioner pulley to 31-40 ft. lbs. (42-54 Nm).
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  23. Release the set pin of the auto tensioner.
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  25. Rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions clockwise then wait 5 minutes for the auto tensioner to adjust.
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  27. Measure the projected load of the auto tensioner. Measurement should be between 0.15-0.18 inches (3.8-4.5mm).

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    Fig. Measure the auto tensioner rod

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  29. Repeat the belt tightening procedure if measurement is not with specification.
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  31. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal.
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