What could cause odd noise upon startup

Asked by Rick Dec 23, 2021 at 06:44 PM about the 2004 Kia Sorento EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2004 Kia Sorento made odd noise upon startup after water
pump and timing belt and tensioners replacement. Timing
marks and belt tension are correct upon disassembly.
Baffled dont know whats going on.

2 Answers


Could be a bad tensioner bearing, I bought one last Friday and put it on and it made more noise than the one I had to replace. Checked the box and it said made in China, took it back and got the guy found one made in Israel so I put it on and all was good.


it's just cold, like everything else. Heats up and then it's good to go

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Sorento in your area?

CarGurus has 16,353 nationwide Sorento listings starting at $2,500.


Own this car?

Share your experience with others.

2004 Kia Sorento

Review another car

CarGurus Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    Edel Erum
View All

Know more, shop wisely


Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Sportage
595 Great Deals out of 20,910 listings starting at $1,900
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
652 Great Deals out of 15,844 listings starting at $975
Used Ford Explorer
1,943 Great Deals out of 58,928 listings starting at $1,899
Used Toyota Highlander
1,068 Great Deals out of 18,514 listings starting at $1,050
Used Honda Pilot
894 Great Deals out of 25,691 listings starting at $675
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
2,216 Great Deals out of 45,081 listings starting at $800
Used Honda CR-V
1,710 Great Deals out of 38,686 listings starting at $1,450
Used Toyota RAV4
1,857 Great Deals out of 31,522 listings starting at $1,950
Used Toyota 4Runner
1,004 Great Deals out of 21,617 listings starting at $1,950
Used Hyundai Tucson
827 Great Deals out of 25,294 listings starting at $2,400

Used Cars for Sale

2023 Kia Sorento For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 2,562 listings starting at $22,733
2022 Kia Sorento For Sale
88 Great Deals out of 1,078 listings starting at $19,851
2021 Kia Sorento For Sale
82 Great Deals out of 1,179 listings starting at $17,916
2020 Kia Sorento For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 813 listings starting at $11,250
2019 Kia Sorento For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 841 listings starting at $8,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.