2004 Kia Sorento....key behind crank shaft pulley keeps breaking.

04sorento
10

Asked by Mar 13, 2012 at 07:41 PM about the 2004 Kia Sorento LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The key or pin behind the crank shaft pulley keeps snapping.
Third time since February 14. What could be the reason for this
MAJOR problem.

7 Answers

James Warner
2,970

is the crank bolt breaking also or just the alinment pin on the crank gear? the crank bolt is a one time use only bolt with a very specific torque.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
04sorento
10

Just the alinment pin is breaking off.

James Warner
2,970

how have you fixed it so far? has the crank gear or pulley been replaced yet or are you just trying to replace the pin?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
04sorento
10

They have been just replacing the pin.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
James Warner
2,970

unfortunatley thats probably the cause of the continued breaking. the pin is made into the crank gear and not available seperate from the manufacturer. ive heard of replacing the pin with a roll pin from the hardware store, but it doesnt sound like this will work for you.id replace the crank gear and probably the crank pulley also. if it hasnt been done yet it would also be a good idea to replace the timing belt if its past 60,000 miles

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
ronmac1117
10

replaced with a solid roll pin and replaced it all pin, belt, and later gear, still breaks the pins, a good stick welder provide a great weld to the belt sprocket ain`t got to worry about it coming loose again until I get rid of it, never buy a kia again advise no one to

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
04sorento
10

Ronmac1117....I definitely learned me lesson. Will never purchase a kia again. Thanks for the help.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sorento

Looking for a Used Sorento in your area?

CarGurus has 30,203 nationwide Sorento listings starting at $2,900.

ZIP:

Search Kia Sorento Questions

Kia Sorento Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 460
#2 griprim12
griprim12
Reputation 360
#3 James Warner
James Warner
Reputation 290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
492 Great Deals out of 32,935 listings starting at $1,495
Used Kia Sportage"
197 Great Deals out of 15,150 listings starting at $2,600
Used Toyota Highlander"
546 Great Deals out of 20,302 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Explorer"
1,138 Great Deals out of 53,279 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Pilot"
446 Great Deals out of 16,602 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Optima"
539 Great Deals out of 31,850 listings starting at $2,299
Used Honda CR-V"
873 Great Deals out of 77,381 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota RAV4"
672 Great Deals out of 44,348 listings starting at $2,350
Used Ford Escape"
1,455 Great Deals out of 95,825 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Murano"
299 Great Deals out of 22,905 listings starting at $1,950
Used Chevrolet Equinox"
1,181 Great Deals out of 54,533 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,352 Great Deals out of 68,891 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Sedona"
131 Great Deals out of 8,826 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Kia Sorento LX For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 5,169 listings starting at $19,820
2015 Kia Sorento LX For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 609 listings starting at $15,697
2014 Kia Sorento LX For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,135 listings starting at $13,280
2013 Kia Sorento LX For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 690 listings starting at $8,888
2012 Kia Sorento LX For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 392 listings starting at $7,888