2001 Kia Sportage Q&A

2001 Kia Sportage Question: Does my sportage have an interference or non-interference engine

My 2001 Sportage has about 70,000 miles on it and the dealer wants to replace the timing belt, about a $500-600 repair. Before I have them do it I need to know if my sportage has an interferece or non-interference engine. It is 2.0 DOHC engine. Thanks -
Answer 1
It is an INTERFERENCE engine and the belt replacement interval is 60,000 miles. I strongly suggest to replace the front crank and cam seals, tensioner, tensioner spring, idler pulley and the water pump also. Make sure all these are included in the repair. There are other things also in the 60K service: 60000 MI or 96000 KM Check Disc Brake System If necessary correct, clean, or replace. Inspect Body and Frame If necessary adjust, correct, clean, or replace. Brake Hose/Line If necessary correct or replace. Constant Velocity Joint Boot Inspect for leakage and cracking. Cooling System If necessary correct, clean, or replace. Drum Brake System If necessary correct, clean or replace. Evaporative Emissions Hose (E) If necessary correct or replace. California vehicles replace hoses at 105,000 miles. This maintenance is recommended by Kia. However it is not necessary for emission warranty coverage or manufacturer recall liability. Exhaust System Inspect exhaust and heat shields. If necessary adjust, correct, clean, or replace. Fluid - A/T If necessary correct or replace. Fluid - Differential If necessary correct or replace. Fluid - M/T If necessary correct or replace. Fluid - Transfer Case If necessary correct or replace. Fuel Supply Line If necessary correct or replace. California vehicles replace hoses at 105,000 miles. This maintenance is recommended by Kia. However, it is not necessary for emission warranty coverage or manufacturer recall liability. Idle Speed This maintenance is recommended by Kia. However, it is not necessary for emission warranty coverage or manufacturer recall liability. Ignition Cable If necessary correct, clean, or replace. Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve If necessary correct, clean, or replace. Steering Inspect steering operation and linkage. If necessary correct, clean, or replace Suspension Inspect front suspension ball joints. If necessary correct, clean, or replace. Inspect/Adjust Drive Belt If necessary correct, clean or replace. Lubricate Doors Lubricate all hinges and latches. Locks Lubricate all locks and hinges. Universal Joint, Drive/Propeller Shaft Replace Air Filter Element Coolant Engine Oil Fuel Filter This maintenance is required in all States except California. However, Kia recommends that it be performed on California vehicles. Oil Filter, Engine Spark Plug Timing Belt Replace Timing Belt at 60,000 for all vehicles outside of California. For those vehicles in California inspect the Timing Belt at 60,000 miles and 90,000 miles. Replace the Timing Belt at 105,000 miles. This maintenance is recommended by Kia. However it is not necessary for emission warranty coverage or manufacturer recall liability. Rotate Tires Zee -
Comment 1
Thanks. I wasn't sure if I was being ripped off or told the truth. Sometimes they'll tell women anything for a sale. -
Answer 2
Yes for sure is. Answer one is correct. Maintenance is the key to a long vehicle life. Don't put it off. Larry -