2004 Kia Sorento Timing

Tiny
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How do I diagnose a timing issue on an 04 Sorrento?
Robert
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 AT 1:14 PM

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Tiny
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Scan for codes you really can't check timing even with a light. If you think you have a problem scan for codes and check fuel pressure with a gauge, auto parts rent it.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 AT 3:05 PM
Tiny
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Thank you! I checked the codes. The only one that came up was P1121. The reason I thought it might be the timing was. When I looked at the timing gears, the marks didn't match.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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Was it at TDC if not of course they won't match if not. The code you have is a tps sensor code so before you change anything try cleaning throttle plate on both sides and iac hole with choke cleaner then reset it and see if it comes back.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 AT 4:02 PM
Tiny
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Wow! That was very helpful. Thank you!

I have a follow-up question to your answer. How do I check if it's TDC? The engine isn't running. Would I need some kind of compression tool? What is the easiest way to check that?

Robert
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
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If th battery was disconnected reset the security system if no manual look online anytime a battery is disconnected/replaced you can run into that. See pic I am assuming it's a 3.0 or 3.5L you didn't put model of sorento or engine size. If belt has slipped it probably bent valves as it's an interference engine
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 AT 4:28 PM
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It is a 3.5l. Sorry about the lack of information. I have heard about the interference engine. That stinks! Would a code reader let me know if it was out of time? I will check the security system as well.
Is the only way to check for bent valves is to take off the head? I assume?
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
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I am so sorry. I hope you don't think I'm completely dumb. When you say security system. Are you referring to an alarm system or a diagnostic system reset. Because my vehicle doesn't have an alarm system.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 AT 4:50 PM
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It's called anti theft and most cars built after 98 have them. They won't let the car start by shutting fuel and or spark off or both. See pic
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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 AT 6:34 AM
Tiny
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Would that still be the case if I don't have a 'keyless' entry? I purchased the Sorento from an individual and it didn't have a keyless remote.
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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 AT 9:11 AM
Tiny
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Really suggest that you take this to a garage and have it properly diagnosed. It seems above your ability. I have no further comments or suggestions.
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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 AT 9:37 AM
Tiny
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Ok. Thank you very for your time and patience with me.
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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 AT 9:52 AM

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