Kia Sportage 1998-02

Camshaft, Bearings & Lifters

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Drain the coolant into a suitable container.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Upper timing belt cover
     
    Timing belt from the camshaft pulley
     
    Camshaft pulleys
     
    Camshaft cap bolts in the proper sequence
     
    Camshaft caps
     
    Camshafts
     

  8.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Camshaft cap bolt removal sequence


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Camshafts into the cylinder head. The exhaust camshaft has a steel dowel pin at the rear for the camshaft position sensor
     
    Clean engine oil to the journals and bearings
     
    Camshaft oil seal
     
    Silicone sealant to the front camshaft cap and the camshaft position sensor mounting cap
     
    Camshaft caps in the proper sequence. Torque the bolts in three steps to 20 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
     
    Camshaft pulleys
     
    Timing belt
     
    Timing belt cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Camshaft journal bolt tightening sequence


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section .
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Drain the coolant into a suitable container.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Upper timing belt cover
     
    Timing belt from the camshaft pulley
     
    Camshaft pulleys
     
    Camshaft cap bolts in the proper sequence
     
    Camshaft caps
     
    Camshafts

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Camshaft cap bolt removal sequence

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Camshafts into the cylinder head. The exhaust camshaft has a steel dowel pin at the rear for the camshaft position sensor
     
    Clean engine oil to the journals and bearings
     
    Camshaft oil seal
     
    Silicone sealant to the front camshaft cap and the camshaft position sensor mounting cap
     
    Camshaft caps in the proper sequence. Torque the bolts in three steps to 20 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
     
    Camshaft pulleys
     
    Timing belt
     
    Timing belt cover
     
    Negative battery cable

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Camshaft journal bolt tightening sequence

     

  2.  

 
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