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1999 kia sportage timing belt replacement problems

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  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    what is the cost for having a repair shop replace the timing belt on 1999 Kia Sephia

  • bikertee711 Mar 30, 2009

    timing belt broke- how bad is this to fix

  • Rabindra Robinson May 11, 2010

    well what is the problem can you be more specific



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dfd3ea1.gif Crankshaft match marks

Align marks on timing belt pulley and pump body.

Camshaft pulley alignment marks
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  2. Install timing belt. NOTE: No looseness should exist on the tension side and at the camshaft pulleys.
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Timing belt broke

Yes it is almost impossible not to bend the valves when the timing belt breaks while going down the road. Also there could have punctured the pistons or scared them too. Being its a 4 cyl then everything is aluminum and there is damage almost guarented.

I hope you find this helpful.

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Feb 02, 2009 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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