First it started overheating …then it would just lose power. I have seem to have issues with allignment and have put 2 sets of tires on after noticing abnormal wear on the insides, ive had it alligned twice. I have already submitted all if my paperwork for my claim, So Thank You!! And from what I am finding in my research is that even if the bolt is repaired, it malfunctions within a few years. Tighten the wheel nuts to 100 ft. I noticed that the fan belts were not turning so I called my mechanic. So after I go to Kia and get a new bolt only to find that it is a little longer than the one we got out??? Come on Kia, you can't be letting one raindrop rain on your entire parade.
I purchased the 2005 kia Sorento, I have had problem after problem since I purchased it. Also remove the throttle body and clean with cleaner and a toothbrush after replacing any injectors. Our team also assists in helping you provide any necessary supporting documentation, resolve claims questions from the Claims Administrator, and then reviews the recovery amount to assure the correct compensation has been received. Attach holding tool and remove bolt securing pulley. Cap screws sit proud and washer was cut to allow protruding cap screws into washer. Tighten the wheel nuts to 100 ft. I am the owner of a 2006 Sorento and was sent a claim form.
Im probably going to have to take it back apart tomorrow to check my marks again. If any vane of the harmonic balancer touches the tool, replace the balancer assembly. What are some of the services that Refund Advocacy provides? A year later it loosened and sheared the timing gear pin this is much better then shearing off inside the crank shaft like before. If no other service has been done and he is aware of that, he knows he is the last one to have touched the bolt. The standard grade 8 bolt, as used on most crank shafts, seems to work great.
Refund Advocacy is a private class action settlement claims recovery firm. As well as made the hole larger on the washer and Harmonic balancer pulley. I got kia corporate involved which did absolutely no good because they said that they would someone someone from California to fix my vehicle and ended up not sending anyone sent a wire harness instead. And how can I find out when my paperwork was or is to be processed? I would try to determine if the crankshaft bolt really needs to removed for this timing belt job before blaming it on the mechanic. Is it reasonable that i ask the mechanic what their liability would be if the threads are bad due to this? Big companies getting rich and I am just trying to get back and forth to work and treatment. If you want legal advice or legal services, you should contact class counsel or an attorney of your choosing. I then drilled out the center, put in an extractor and the extractor snapped off.
Only the pulleys separate bolts and cover is removed with the crankshaft bolt remaining untouched. Upon inspection of the threads i noticed they were very short and damaged. After doing some quick research, it appears that the crankshaft bolts are a serious problem. There were 2 times it was very difficult to restart the vehicle. The benefit with the bigger bolt is it didn't break, just lost power steering. Since there is no woodruff key on the harmonic balancer and it doesn't slide onto the crank shaft like every other engine on the road I thought 2 more pins might keep the slipping at bay. Is there any other route i can take with this issue? Kia takes this step, as it aims to avoid the cost, as well as the burden of the ongoing litigation.
I took a trip to Toronto today and guess what, the bolt holding the crankshaft pulley in place sheared without warning. Inspect the O-ring for cracks and replace if needed. I have learned a lot. I will cross hatch washer as well. Called administrator, have not received a reply , phone call or email ,concerning claim payment. Sections 3 and 4 of this manual also cover testing, removal and installation, and adjustment of many computer controlled components. If any vane of the harmonic balancer touches the tool, replace the balancer assembly.
Vehicle went back into shop and is still waiting repairs. I have full coverage Ins. Refund Advocacy charges a fee for its services. No, you do not have to hire Refund Advocacy or any other third-party claim-filing firm to obtain a recovery. How can something so small be overlooked. I have the same issue with my 05 kia sorrento. The problem — this is the same work they performed according to their invoice! Tighten the retaining bolt to 200-239 ft.
A mechanic told me I would have to replace the engine. As a result, this defect may lead to bolt breaking. The mechanic said it started for him. Thought it was timing chain, then there was an issue with the air compressor. Jan 28, 2014 the harmonic balancer is slightly pressed onto the crank shaft. Is there anything I can do at this point? Now you need to confirm with the shop if the problem is specific to the crankshaft bolt.