Mechanics

SPORTAGE TIMING CHAIN

1998 Kia Other

I have been told that my timing chain has broken but in order to fix it I have to replace the motor because when a timing chain goes out you have to replace the motor? Is this true? We were driving it when it broke.
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Bubbles4u2c
March 20, 2006.



I'm sure that your car does not have a timing chain. It has a timing belt instead! If you were running down the expressway when it happened, or just driving fast, it could have warped some valves, possible pistion damage. The timing belt doesn't cost much and would be worth a try first. If it is repalced and the engine starts and runs fine then no damage. Please get a second opinion, or call around and ask or ask the folks here at eAutoPartStore. Com. Best of luck. Vandragon

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Vandragon
Mar 20, 2006.
I just purchased a timing belt and it was $68. That's not the tricky part though. It's finding a timing diagram to get the timing on track.

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Jlorraine1983
May 10, 2006.
How do I go about finding a diagram for replacing the timing belt? Anyone know?I have checked with my local auto stores and they don't carry any books for kia sportage.

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Bubbles4u2c
Sep 2, 2006.
If u still need help I have a 98 sportage and just replaced my timing belt, its pretty easy, if I were you i'd replace the waterpump and belts while your at it, it took me about 4 hours and a 6pack of coronas to replace everything, I got a diagram from somewhere here on the net, I have it saved somewhere if you need it hit me up and i'll look for it

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Repomansaints
Oct 17, 2007.
Does anyone have the diagram to replace the timing belt? I have a 2000 Sportage

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Krichard1973
Nov 19, 2007.
http://www.kiatechinfo.com, log in and this should help

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Stewdaddy76
Dec 16, 2007.