was replacing water pump, over looked timing marks.
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1997 Kia Sportage Question: timing belt?
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 12, 2011, 23:11Master
A lot of these engines will bend valves if the engine is not properly aligned. Kia as a car manufacturer put a lot of great technical information and work shop manuals on line for free for Kia owners. www.kiatechinfo.com