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Engine died

Posted By: Anonymous

Engine died - 11/25/10 09:34 PM

Just died at a light
Timing belt?
Posted By: Sportege_Panicmech

Re: Engine died - 11/25/10 10:11 PM

That sux! Anyone else notice the problems seem to happen at the lights. Those darn lights always seem to kill our motors. Joking aside, Timing belt has a give away sign. When it turns over, the cranking sounds higher pitched than normal... that's cause you no longer have compression and your crank is able to spin faster. If you hear this, then it's a pretty good sign of a timing belt. What's your mileage on that timing belt? Wanna say they're due like 70k? My OE lasted till 99,9xx miles. (so close, lol) Heres a tip if that's it btw.. you can disable your clutch start switch under the dash by jumping the prongs and that will allow you to move your car around in a parking lot using your starter. This is handy for slick icey/snowy parking lots where you have trouble pushing it. I've left mine disabled since my timing belt snapped years ago. It's also Nice cause I can start it without sitting in the car. anyway, is the cranking sound obviously different?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Engine died - 11/25/10 10:27 PM

Ok I pulled 5 bolts off the plastic cover and pulled it back enuff to pull the belt out. Did I mention I am on the side of the HWY in the snow. I'll post a pic when I get home.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Engine died - 11/26/10 12:04 AM

Ok now I am back home warming up. Waited like an hour and a half for a tow.
Now the task of doing my timing belt. never done one on a Kia so I think I could use a few pointers here.
Take off all belts, the cover. I imagine I will be able to just put the new one back in. Am I going to have any timing issues or is it just replace and start kind of thing?

Will post up pics of later. Don't think I am going to be taking any of my changing the belt. Snowing a little to hard to keep grabbing the camera n all.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Engine died - 11/26/10 12:25 AM

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My OE lasted till 99,9xx miles.


Got ya beat on that..I am sure it was OE and we are now at around 139k+
Posted By: DamKia

Re: Engine died - 11/26/10 02:04 AM

There are a few threads here already about timing belt changes. You may have to search through them an collate the information to do the job.

(PS people. This is why I have been asking people to use existing threads rather than start 50 million new threads on common topics - makes the usability of the site as a tech resource so much easier)
Posted By: DEFBOY35

Re: Engine died - 11/26/10 02:37 AM

that sucks man, mine went on me on my way to work in the snow as well. my buddy had it done in 45 minutes, i had already swapped to an electric fan at that point though said it saved him a few minutes!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Engine died - 11/26/10 02:45 AM

My elec fan was in the way and had to unbolt it so i could get the thermostat housing out.
I now have both covers off and can see all gears.

I did a search for Timing Belt cause I know I have seen it in here but returned not to much. Not what I was looking for anyhow. I will try another search and see what happens.
Post the pix when I transfer them.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Engine died - 11/26/10 03:56 AM

Here is where I was.
Was on the HWY and had to push it to where you see it there. Not fun!

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and the timing belt gears.
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Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Engine died - 11/26/10 06:41 PM

Here is what i found after doing a search from the past 7 years.
I think we may need some kind of Timing Belt Sticky here....hmmmm


http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/showflat.p...amp;Search=true

http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/showflat.p...amp;Search=true

http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/showflat.p...amp;Search=true

http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/showflat.p...amp;Search=true

http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/showflat.p...amp;Search=true
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Engine died - 11/26/10 10:56 PM

Timing Belt Done!!
Took me I am guessing maybe 5 hrs start to finish maybe a little more and all by myself....while it was snowing, in the dark for the first half and in the rain today for the second half,
Anyhow I have to run. Thanks for all the help guys.
Posted By: Sportege_Panicmech

Re: Engine died - 11/27/10 06:57 AM

Bravo. Glad to see a speedy recovery / rebound! Ya know!! I have owned more than a sportage and therefore been to other forums than the wire.. This forum makes it a hassle to located desired information.. You have to dig for it. I've seen Forums where they catagorize the articles. For example: engine, trans, 4WD, mods, tuning and performance, cosmetic, electrical, for sale, wanted, view all.. and then in each sub catagory there's stickies to common questions pertaining to it.. like for instance under 'engine' you'd have a timing belt walkthrough, and spark plug walkthough, like we do have, yes i know. but this forum is a little sloppy I don't blame damkia. I think it is simply forum's platform that isn't designed for our traffic flow and demand anymore. We need an upgrade and/or overhaul to this site.
Edit: I just went back through the pictures and saw you have the electric fan conversion.. [sarcasm] that must have sucked to not have to remove the OE fan huh?[/sarcasm] lol
Posted By: DamKia

Re: Engine died - 11/27/10 07:32 AM

Note the new sticky too.....
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Engine died - 11/27/10 08:04 AM

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Note the new sticky too.....


Right On...That's Great.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Engine died - 11/28/10 07:10 PM

Can we adjust our timing?
And how do I hook up a gun?
Hook up to #1 plug wire, so take everything off just to do timing?
There's got to be an easier way...well doesn't have to be I guess.
Any help would be great here.

Didn't want to clutter up the new sticky for this. after I get all info about this I think I am going to do a write up for the new sticky.
I'll do that when I go back in to do the water pump and stuff in there.
I know..I know...should have done it then, well I couldn't.
So I will take this opportunity to take pictures next time I go in. After all, explaining things with a picture helps out so much.
Posted By: DamKia

Re: Engine died - 11/29/10 12:38 AM

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Can we adjust our timing?
And how do I hook up a gun?
Hook up to #1 plug wire, so take everything off just to do timing?
There's got to be an easier way...well doesn't have to be I guess.
Any help would be great here.

Didn't want to clutter up the new sticky for this. after I get all info about this I think I am going to do a write up for the new sticky.
I'll do that when I go back in to do the water pump and stuff in there.
I know..I know...should have done it then, well I couldn't.
So I will take this opportunity to take pictures next time I go in. After all, explaining things with a picture helps out so much.


This is what the new sticky is for - to collate ALL the information about a particular subject into one post...
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