Kia Sportage 1998-02

Timing Check

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  1. Apply the parking brake.
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  3. Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature.
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  5. Turn off all electrical loads.
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  7. Connect a tachometer and verify idle speed is between 750-850 RPM.
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  9. Connect a timing light to number one cylinder.
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  11. Verify the timing marks on the crankshaft pulley and the timing mark on the timing belt cover are aligned at 4°BTDC.

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    Fig. Checking ignition timing

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