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

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

Asked by for the 2001 Kia Sportage
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
Thanks. I wasn't sure if I was being ripped off or told the truth. Sometimes they'll tell women anything for a sale.
2 answers 1 comment
Yes for sure is. Answer one is correct. Maintenance is the key to a long vehicle life. Don't put it off.

Larry