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how can i find the timing marks on my kia sportage 2002 model?pls help thanks


the marks are notches on the

the marks are notches on the cam and flywheel pulleys/gears - go on autozone.com, register and add your vehicle. go to repair section and see if you can get step by step for timing belt change. make sure and change the water pump and tensioner when you do it.

On any auto type engine if

On any auto type engine if you bring the #1 piston to TDC (Top Dead Center) the camshaft will be aligned so that both the intake and exhaust lobes for the #1 cyl. are pointed away from the lifters, followers, rocker arms or whatever rides on the camshaft lobes. If you start to turn the crankshaft either direction the lobes on the camshaft will start to move in that same direction the same distance reguardless of which direction you rotate the crankshaft. With the camshaft lobes pointing away from the tappets, lifters or what have you, and the piston at TDC that is the fireing position for the #1 cyl. If you rotate the crankshaft 1 full turn that is the top of the exhaust stroke and the beginning of the intake stroke. If the camshaft is timed correctly both valves will be closed (except on some extreamly high performance engines) and any movement in either direction will start to open one valve or the other. It is not as complicated as it sounds and it is much easer to understand if you are accually looking at an engine.

Removal & Installation 2.0L

Removal & Installation

2.0L (DOHC) Engine

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
Remove the alternator drive belt.
Remove the fresh air duct from the top of the radiator.
Remove the upper radiator hose.
Remove the 4 attaching nuts to the clutch fan.
Remove the 5 fan shroud bolts. Remove the fan and shroud as an assembly.
Remove the 4 splash guard mounting bolts and the splash guard.
Loosen the lockbolts and loosen the air conditioning drive belt.
Loosen the power steering lock and mounting bolt. Remove the power steering belt.
Remove the 5 upper timing belt cover bolts and remove the cover.
Remove the 2 lower timing belt cover bolts and remove the cover.
Align the timing marks.
NOTE
When aligning the cam pulleys with the seal plate marks, align the left cam pulley I mark and the right cam pulley on the E mark.

WARNING
When aligning the timing marks, do not turn the timing gear counterclockwise. Damage to the engine will occur.

Loosen the tensioner bolt. Pry the tensioner away from the belt. Tighten the tensioner bolt to relieve the pressure against the timing belt.
Remove the timing belt.
Remove the camshaft pulley attaching bolts. Use a driver placed through one of the holes in the pulley to prevent it from moving when the attaching bolt is removed. Remove and mark the pulleys.
Remove the lower timing belt pulley and locking bolt.

Fig. Align the crankshaft marks before removing the timing belt-KIA Sportage 2.0L (DOHC) engine

LINe the crank with the notch on the sprocket (12 oclock position) to notch on pump

Fig. Proper alignment of the intake and exhaust camshaft pulley timing marks-KIA Sportage 2.0L (DOHC) engine

BOTH SHOULD BE POINTING AT 12 0'CLOCK POSITION

To install:

Install the camshaft pulleys. Tighten the bolts to 35-48 ft. lbs. (47-65 Nm).
Install the lower timing belt pulley and locking bolt. Tighten the bolt to 120 ft. lbs. (162 Nm).
If necessary, align the timing marks.
NOTE
When aligning the cam pulleys with the seal plate marks, align the left cam pulley -I- mark and the right cam pulley on the -E- mark.

WARNING
When aligning the timing marks, do not turn the timing gear counterclockwise. Damage to the engine will occur.

Loosen the tensioner bolt. Pry the tensioner away from the belt. Tighten tensioner bolt to relieve the pressure against the timing belt.
Install the timing belt.
WARNING
If any binding is felt when adjusting the timing belt tension by turning the crankshaft, STOP turning the engine, because the pistons may be hitting the valves.

Loosen the tensioner bolt and allow the tensioner to tighten the timing belt. Tighten the tensioner bolt 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm).
Check the timing belt deflection. If there is more than 0.30-0.33 in. (7.5-8.5mm) replace the tensioner spring.
Install the 2 lower timing belt cover bolts to the cover.
Install the 5 upper timing belt cover bolts to the cover.
Install and adjust the air conditioning and power steering drive belts.
Install the splash guard.
Install and tighten the alternator belt.
Install the upper radiator hose.
Install the fan and shroud as an assembly.
Install the 4 attaching nuts to the clutch fan.
Install the 5 fan shroud bolts.
Install the fresh air duct to the top of the radiator.
Properly fill the cooling system.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Start the engine and check for leaks.
Road test the vehicle.

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