1996 kia sportage 2.0 -is this an interference engine

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Asked by meciver Mar 14, 2012 at 03:19 PM about the 1996 Kia Sportage Base 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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James Warner
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technically the answer to your question is yes it is an interference motor. but in my experience as a kia tech i have seen many of these belts break and after replacing the belt it fires right back up and runs fine.so even though kia says it is an interference motor i dont think it is. i have never had one in my experience bend valves from a timing belt failure

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