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Was told my timing belt is broke and my engine is shot? on my 2004 Kia, they wont warranty it, what does something like that cost?

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  • jendub25 Dec 07, 2008

    Thank you..!!

  • jendub25 Dec 07, 2008

    I am in Dallas, Tx.. know any good mechanics.. :-)



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A used engine will undoubtedly be your best solution here because the timing belt breakage cause severe internal engine damage that either a new cylinder head or a new engine would cure. The engine would undoubtedly be better in the long run. a new engine can cost anywhere from 500 to 1000 dollars here where I am located in South Carolina and labor to install this is typically close to the same. Unfortunately a timing belt is not a drive train or engine mechanical failure it is a maintenance item so many warranty departments will not warranty something that could have been foreseen and prevented.

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