Kia_Sedona_2002-2006

Cylinder Head

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
    NOTE
    Do not remove the cylinder head until the engine drops below normal operating temperature.

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  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
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  7. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Remove the engine cover.
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  11. Remove the timing belt.
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  13. Remove the intake manifold.
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  15. Remove the exhaust manifolds.
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  17. Remove the cylinder head covers.
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  19. Remove the camshafts.
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  21. Remove the rocker arms and lash adjusters.
    NOTE
    Keep all valve train components in order for assembly.

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  23. Remove the cylinder head bolts.
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  25. Remove the cylinder heads.

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    Fig. Cylinder head exploded view-3.5L Engine

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To install:

  1. Install the cylinder heads with new gaskets. Tighten the bolts in sequence to 78-85 ft. lbs. (105-115 Nm).
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  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

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    Fig. Cylinder head bolt torque sequence

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3.8L Engine