Timing chain when eill it need to be replaced?

dlsalvucci
0

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

1 Answer

Christopher Taza
1,435

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.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Kia Sportage Questions

Kia Sportage Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 240
#2 Mike Salas
Mike Salas
Reputation 210
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Sorento"
542 Great Deals out of 29,289 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota RAV4"
669 Great Deals out of 37,050 listings starting at $1,950
Used Honda CR-V"
684 Great Deals out of 48,153 listings starting at $1,975
Used Hyundai Tucson"
277 Great Deals out of 8,924 listings starting at $2,995
Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
506 Great Deals out of 22,931 listings starting at $764
Used Ford Escape"
1,249 Great Deals out of 60,507 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan Rogue"
455 Great Deals out of 24,998 listings starting at $6,495
Used Kia Optima"
532 Great Deals out of 38,426 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Edge"
843 Great Deals out of 37,635 listings starting at $6,413
Used Nissan Murano"
447 Great Deals out of 15,460 listings starting at $3,000
Used Subaru Forester"
263 Great Deals out of 29,253 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Equinox"
1,011 Great Deals out of 62,716 listings starting at $2,800
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,125 Great Deals out of 56,678 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Kia Sportage EX For Sale
292 listings starting at $20,599
2013 Kia Sportage EX For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 98 listings starting at $18,888
2012 Kia Sportage EX For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 164 listings starting at $14,710
2011 Kia Sportage EX For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 125 listings starting at $12,484