2003 Kia Sorento Q&A
2003 Kia Sorento Question: won't start after timing chain replaced on a running car!!!!
Replaced timing belt on a running 03 Kia sorento 3.5 for preventative maintanence. Double checked the timing marks and everything is set as it is supposed to. Tries to start but won't quite make it. Checked compression #4 180, #5 130 #6 130 #1 180 #2 & #3 I didn't check, at this point didn't want to pull off the trottle body. Has spark and is firing about 20 degrees BTC. One thing I noticed is that the passenger bank intake and exhaust cams both jumped about 40 degrees when the tensioner was removed during dismantle. Any thoughts??? - Kia purgatory
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 All the 3.5 Liter engines are interference fit engines damage occurs if the 4 cams and crank are not exactly lined up. Your compression figures are uneven. Check cam timing and recheck compression figures. - patrick mannion