Kia Soul: CVVT & Camshaft Removal - Cylinder Head Assembly - Engine Mechanical SystemKia Soul: CVVT & Camshaft Removal

Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Cylinder Head Assembly / CVVT & Camshaft Removal

Remove the cylinder head cover.
(Refer to Cylinder Head Assembly - "Cylinder Head Cover")
Turn the crankshaft damper pulley so that No. 1 piston is at top dead center.
Turn the crankshaft damper pulley and align its groove with the timing mark on the timing chain cover (0° mark on the timing scale).

Check that the TDC timing marks on the intake and exhaust CVVT sprockets are in a straight line on the cylinder head surface as shown in the picture. If not, turn the crankshaft damper pulley by one revolution (360°).

Do not turn the crankshaft damper pulley counterclockwise.
Mark the timing chain links corresponding to the timing marks on the CVVT sprockets with a indelible marker.

Remove the exhaust oil control valve (OCV) adaptor (A).

Remove the camshaft bearing caps (A) in the order shown in the picture.

Remove the engine mounting support bracket.
Put a jack under the oil pan.
Place a wooden block between the jack and the oil pan to prevent damage to the oil pan.
Disconnect the engine ground cable (A).

Remove the engine mounting support bracket (A).

Lift the engine slightly using the jack to obtain space for releasing the timing chain tensioner.
Remove the bolt (A) from the service hole in the timing chain cover.

Lock the timing chain tensioner in the fully retracted position.
Insert a pick into the service hole in the timing chain cover and lower the hole in the left side of the ratchet plate (A) on the tensioner to allow the pawl (B : located inside the tensioner behind the rachet plate) to be lifted.

With the pawl lifted, have a helper pull up the exhaust CVVT & camshaft (A) to allow the tensioner plunger (B) to retract.

With the tensioner plunger in the fully retracted position, raise the hole in the left side of the ratchet plate (A) again through the service hole in the chain cover to align the ratchet plate hole with the hole in the tensioner body behind the ratchet plate, then lock the tensioner by inserting the pick through the ratchet plate and tensioner body holes.

Separate the exhaust camshaft (A) from the exhaust CVVT by removing the bolt.

Remove the exhaust CVVT (A) from the timing chain.

Remove the intake CVVT & camshaft (A).

Fasten the timing chain to the engine hanger with a cable tie or strap not to allow the timing chain to fall down when removing the intake CVVT & camshaft.

Remove the intake CVVT (A) from the intake camshaft (B).

When removing the CVVT bolt, hold the hexagonal portion (B) on the camshaft with a wrench to prevent the camshaft from rotating.
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