Kia Sportage 2005-06

Timing Belt Rear Cover

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Removal & Installation



2.7L Engine


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Fig. Cylinder heads and gaskets - 2.7L engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    WARNING
    Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfaces. To avoid damaging the cylinder head, wait until the engine coolant temperature drops below normal temperature before removing it. When handling a metal gasket, take care not to fold the gasket or damage the contact surface of the gasket. To avoid damage, unplug the wiring connectors carefully while holding the connector portion. 


    NOTE
    Mark all wiring and hoses to avoid misconnection. Inspect the timing belt before removing the cylinder head. Turn the crankshaft pulley so that the No. 1 piston is at top dead center. 

  2.  
  3. Remove the air duct.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cowl grill and wiper motor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the strut bar.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery.
  10.  
  11. Drain the engine coolant. 
  12.  
  13. Remove the radiator cap to speed draining.
  14.  
  15. Remove the engine cover.
  16.  
  17. Remove the intake air hose and air cleaner assembly.
  18.  
  19. Remove the coolant reservoir tank.
  20.  
  21. Remove the upper radiator hose and lower radiator hose.
  22.  
  23. Remove the heater hoses and throttle body heater hose.
  24.  
  25. Remove the engine wire harness connectors and wire harness clamps from the cylinder head and the intake manifold.
  26.  
  27. Remove the fuel inlet hose from delivery pipe.
  28.  
  29. Remove the brake booster vacuum hose.
  30.  
  31. Remove the accelerator cable by loosening the locknut, then slip the cable end out of the throttle linkage.
  32.  
  33. Remove the PCV hose.
  34.  
  35. Remove the intake manifold. 
  36.  
  37. Remove the power steering pump.
  38.  
  39. Remove the exhaust manifold.  
  40.  
  41. Remove the timing belt.  
  42.  
  43. Remove the spark plug cable. 
  44.  
  45. Remove the cylinder head covers.
  46.  
  47. Remove the camshaft sprocket.
  48.  
  49. Remove the camshaft bearing caps.
  50.  
  51. Remove the camshafts.
  52.  
  53. Remove the timing belt rear cover.
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To install:

  1. Install the timing belt rear cover (A). Tighten to 7-9 ft. lbs. (10-12 Nm). 
  2.  
  3. Install the camshafts.
  4.  
  5. Install the cylinder head covers.
  6.  
  7. Install the spark plug cables.
  8.  
  9. Install the timing belt.
  10.  
  11. Install the exhaust manifold.
  12.  
  13. Install the power steering pump.
  14.  
  15. Install the intake manifold.
  16.  
  17. Install the PCV hose.
  18.  
  19. Install the accelerator cable.
  20.  
  21. Install the brake booster vacuum hose.
  22.  
  23. Install the fuel inlet hose.
  24.  
  25. Install the engine wire harness connectors and wire harness clamps to the cylinder head and the intake manifold.
  26.  
  27. Install the heater hoses and throttle body heater hose.
  28.  
  29. Install the upper radiator hose and lower radiator hose.
  30.  
  31. Install the coolant reservoir tank.
  32.  
  33. Install the intake air hose and air cleaner assembly.
  34.  
  35. Install the engine cover.
  36.  
  37. Connect the negative terminal to the battery.
  38.  
  39. Install the strut bar.
  40.  
  41. Install the cowl grill and wiper motor.
  42.  
  43. Install the air duct.
  44.  
  45. Fill with engine coolant.
  46.  
  47. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  48.  
  49. Recheck engine coolant level and oil level.
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2.0L Engine

The 2.0L engine does not have a rear timing belt cover; the engine block and cylinder head assemblies serve as the rear timing belt cover.

 
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