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I have 06 KIA Sorento, after I replaced valve cover gasket,

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Hi, I have 06 KIA Sorento, after I replaced valve cover gasket, it started misfired one cylinder # 5, wonder if you have ever ran into the same issue. I am a bit mechanical inclined. The car ran fine before I messed it up

Mechanic's Assistant: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?

It is a 3.5L, yes it is the first time with this issue. Like I said, car didn't have any misfired before I replaced the valve cover gasket for both side

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sorento yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am trying to see what could cause just one cylinder misfired. I have swapped coil, sparkplugs and wire to other cylinders and it still only misfired #5

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Fuel trims are all over places

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Kia
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Kia Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago
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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. make sure the fuel injector connector for #5 is seated good.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
i did
Kia Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

your only code is P0305?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
engine shakes a bit
Kia Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

and it should shake with a misfire. standby please

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Kia Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

see what you can do from this list/diagnosis

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I can see the timing belt is very loose, could it be tensioner deteriated and jump tooth? I see ignition timing is 5degree in the scanner at idle
Kia Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

absolutely. if you think its loose, then try not driving it.

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Kia Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

the ignition timing on the scan tool doesnt really mean much, but it should normally run around 13, but thats not reading degrees unless your is.

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Kia Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

let me know if you run into any issues or need help with something.

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Kia Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

hows it going?

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