Kia Sorento: Timing Chain Removal - Timing System - Engine Mechanical System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Sorento: Timing Chain Removal

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Timing System / Timing Chain Removal

1.
Remove the cylinder head cover.
(Refer to Cylinder Head Assembly - "Cylinder Head Cover")
2.
Turn the crankshaft pulley and align its groove with the timing mark of the timing chain cover to set the piston of No.1 cylinder to the top dead center on compression stroke.

3.
Remove the timing chain cover.
(Refer to Timing System - "Timing Chain Cover")
4.
Make sure that the key (A) of crankshaft is aligned with the mating surface of main bearing cap. As a result of this, the piston of No.1 cylinder is placed at the top dead center on compression stroke.

5.
Release the ratchet by pulling the link down using a thin rod. Compress the piston and then insert a stopper pin (A) into the hole on the ratchet to hold the compressed piston. Remove the timing chain tensioner (B).

6.
Remove the timing chain tensioner arm (A).

7.
Remove the timing chain (A).

8.
Remove the timing chain guide (A).

9.
Remove the timing chain oil jet (A) and the crankshaft chain sprocket (B).

10.
Remove the balance shaft chain.
(Refer to Lubrication system - "Balance Shaft & Oil Pump")
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