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

 

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kdjames49, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Farmington, MI, January 26, 2011, 06:14
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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

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    ZeeTech January 26, 2011, 06:52
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    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

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    Visitor, January 26, 2011, 10:56

    Thanks. I wasn't sure if I was being ripped off or told the truth. Sometimes they'll tell women anything for a sale.

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    Stan's Garage (114 Answers) , Dearborn Heights, MI - (313) 915-4196
    Stans Garage January 26, 2011, 10:49
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    Yes for sure is. Answer one is correct. Maintenance is the key to a long vehicle life. Don't put it off.

    Larry

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