Kia Forte: Timing System / Timing Chain Cover

Kia Forte 2019-2024 (BD) Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Timing System / Timing Chain Cover

Components and components location

1. Timing chain cover

Repair procedures

In case of removing the high pressure fuel pump, high pressure fuel pipe, delivery pipe, and injector, there may be injury caused by leakage of the high pressure fuel. So don’t do any repair work right after engine stops.


Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfaces.

To avoid damage, unplug the wiring connectors carefully while holding the connector portion.


Mark all wiring and hoses to avoid misconnection.


Disconnect the battery negative terminal.


Remove the engine cover.

(Refer to Engine and transmission Assembly - "Engine Cover")


Remove the air cleaner assembly.

(Refer to Intake and Exhaust System - "Air Cleaner")


Remove the engine room under cover.

(Refer to Engine and transmission Assembly - "Engine Room Under Cover")


Drain the engine coolant.

(Refer to Cooling System - "Coolant")


Remove the drive belt.

(Refer to Drive Belt System - "Drive Belt")


Remove the drive belt idler.

(Refer to Drive Belt System - "Idler")


Remove the alternator and alternator bracket.

(Refer to Engine Electrical System - "Alternator")


Remove the crankshaft damper pulley.

(Refer to Drive Belt System - "Crankshaft Damper Pulley")


Remove the water pump.

(Refer to Cooling System - "Water Pump")


Remove the high pressure fuel pump.

(Refer to Engine Control / Fuel System - "High Pressure Fuel Pump")


Remove the cylinder head cover.

(Refer to Cylinder Head Assembly - "Cylinder Head Cover")


Install the jack to the edge of oil pan to support the engine.


Insert the rubber block between jack and oil pan.


14.Remove the engine mounting support bracket (A).

Tightening torque

Nut (B) :

88.3 - 107.9 N·m (9.0 - 11.0 kgf·m, 65.1 - 79.6 lb·ft)

Bolt and Nuts (C) :

58.8 - 73.5 N·m (6.0 - 7.5 kgf·m, 43.4 - 54.2 lb·ft)


Remove the engine support bracket (A).

Tightening torque :

29.4 - 41.2 N·m (3.0 - 4.2 kgf·m, 21.7 - 30.4 lb·ft)


Remove the timing chain cover (A).


Do not disassemble the oil pump (A) from timing chain cover because it is supplied as timing chain cover & oil pump assembly.


Install the timing chain cover.


Before installing, remove the hardened sealant from the cylinder block and ladder frame surface.


Apply the liquid gasket (TB 1217H or LOCTITE 5900H) on the surface between the cylinder head and the cylinder block.

Width : 3 - 5 mm (0.1181 - 0.1969 in.)


Apply the liquid gasket, THREE BOND 1282B or THREE BOND 1216E on the water pump contact parts (A) of the timing chain cover and THREE BOND 1217H or LOCTITE 5900H on the rest parts (B).

Reassemble the cover within 5 minutes.

Width : 3.5 - 4.5 mm (0.1378 - 0.1772 in)


Remove oil or dust on the surface surely.


Align the dowel pin of the cylinder block and the holes of the oil pump.


Tighten the bolts to install the timing chain cover (A).

Tightening torque

M8 bolts :

18.6 - 23.5 N·m (1.9 - 2.4 kgf·m, 13.7 - 17.4 lb·ft)

M6 bolts :

9.8 - 11.8 N·m (1.0 - 1.2 kgf·m, 7.2 - 8.7 lb·ft)


Install the other parts in the reverse order of removal.

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