Mechanics

TIMING BELT

2001 Kia Rio • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 150,000 miles

How to change the timing belt on a 2001 kia rio
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Big Rob
March 8, 2011.



Removal

Disconnect negative battery cable.

Loosen power steering lock bolts and nuts accordingly and remove tension from power steering (P/S) and/or air conditioning (A/C) compressor drive belt.
Remove P/S and/or A/C drive belt.
Loosen generator mounting bolts and adjusting bolt.
Remove generator bolts.
Remove water pump pulley.
Remove crankshaft pulley and timing belt guide plate.
Remove upper and lower timing belt covers.
Turn crankshaft so that timing mark on timing belt pulley is aligned with timing mark on engine.

Check that "l" mark on intake camshaft pulley is aligned with mark on cylinder head cover and "E" mark on exhaust camshaft pulley is aligned with mark on cylinder head cover.
Notice : Do not move camshaft or crankshaft once timing marks have been correctly positioned.

Loosen tensioner pulley lock bolt.
Protect timing belt with a rag.
Remove tensioner pulley.
Remove timing belt.


Rasmataz
Mar 9, 2011.