2001 Kia Rio


Big Rob

March, 8, 2011 AT 3:34 AM

How to change the timing belt on a 2001 kia rio


1 Answer



March, 9, 2011 AT 4:19 AM


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.

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