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jknowles6, Salisbury, MA, May 19, 2009, 18:23
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Wondering how I can tell if my 2004 kia sorento has this type of engine. I need the timing belt changed and have been told to make sure I Know which engine I have. How do I find out?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 19, 2009, 21:26
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    The 2004 Kia Sorento has only one engine option the V6 3.5 liter. Kia call for timing belt change (except CA), every 60,000 miles. In CA models, replace every 105,000 miles but it has all the same components.
    Your engine is an interference fit engine.

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    Visitor, March 16, 2010, 18:21

    I have an answer. It is simple, change the belt. I work at a Kia dealer and if the belt breaks, you will have major engine damage. 60 K is the right time, that California bullshit is that and will leave you on the side of the road.

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