Kia_Sedona_2002-2006

Timing Belt, Cover & Crankshaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
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  3. Record the radio anti theft code data.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine cover
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Idler pulley
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Power steering pump pulley
     
    Belt tensioner pulley
     
    Upper and lower timing belt covers
     

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  7. Support the engine with a floor jack and remove the engine mount.
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  9. Rotate the engine to align the camshaft sprocket timing marks with the cylinder head cover timing marks.

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    Fig. Timing belt routing and timing marks-3.5L Engine

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  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Auto tensioner
     
    Timing belt

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    Fig. Timing belt and related components-3.5L Engine

     

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To install:

  1. Ensure that the engine is set to Top Dead Center (TDC).
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  3. Prepare the auto tensioner for installation by compressing it in a vise and installing a retaining pin.
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  5. Install the timing belt in the following order:
    1. Crankshaft sprocket
    2.  
    3. Idler pulley
    4.  
    5. Left bank exhaust camshaft sprocket
    6.  
    7. Left bank intake camshaft sprocket
    8.  
    9. Water pump pulley
    10.  
    11. Right bank intake camshaft sprocket
    12.  
    13. Right bank exhaust camshaft sprocket
    14.  
    15. Tensioner pulley
    16.  

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  7. Install the auto tensioner. Do not remove the retaining pin at this time.
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  9. Check that the crankshaft and camshaft timing marks are aligned correctly.
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  11. Rotate the crankshaft 1 / 4 turn Counterclockwise .
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  13. Rotate the crankshaft 1 / 4 turn Clockwise to return the engine to TDC.
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  15. Loosen the tensioner pulley center bolt.
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  17. Apply 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm) torque to the tensioner pulley as shown and tighten the center bolt to 32-41 ft. lbs. (43-55 Nm).

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    Fig. Adjusting the tensioner pulley-3.5L Engine

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  19. Remove the auto tensioner retaining pin.
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  21. Rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions Clockwise , then wait 5 minutes for the auto tensioner to adjust.
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  23. Measure the auto tensioner rod as shown. If the measurement is not 3.8-4.5 mm, then repeat the belt tensioning procedure.

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    Fig. Measuring the auto tensioner rod-3.5L Engine

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  25. When the auto tensioner measurement is correct, install or connect the following:

    Engine mount
     
    Upper and lower timing belt covers
     
    Belt tensioner pulley
     
    Power steering pump pulley
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Idler pulley
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Engine cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  27. Reprogram the radio anti theft codes.
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