Timing chain when eill it need to be replaced?

dlsalvucci
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Asked by dlsalvucci Mar 02, 2011 at 11:47 AM about the 2007 Kia Sportage EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

present milage on the Kia Sportage is 55871

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Christopher Taza
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timing chain isn't a maintenance item, so there is not replacement recommendation like for a timing belt. I assume we're talking about a 2.0L gas engine. The timing chain tensioners can wear over time and cause abnormal tapping noise on cold start until oil pressure builds up. I'd say if the tensioners ever need replaced to replace the timing chain and guides at the same time. The guides are plastic and could wear over time. Any of these issues would be well after the 100000 mile mark. Hope this helps.

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