Dealer is recommending a new timing belt on my 2005 Kia Sorento.
Dealer says 100,000 mile warranty will be worthless if engine damage occurs due to a broken timing belt. I guess I should have had this replaced at 40,000 miles. The car is at 65,000 miles and I have scheduled this work to be done next week. Is this really necessary? Is $599.00 the going rate for this part and labor?
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Its at dealer cost if they dont do the work i think it voids the warranty...if you go to a private shop you should be able to get it done much cheaper.but may void the warranty if hey say they have to do the work
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This all depends on what engine you have and also if you are going to just do the belt. this car , if you have a 100,000 miles or close you should do the job right, right meaning replace the timing belt ,water pump and timing belt pulleys and tensioner, this could run about $1200.00.
the same job with the smaller engine could be $800.00
if you just do the belt alone which is not the right way but can be done then it may cost about $500.00 -$600.00
The recommended replacement interval in 60k miles for normal service, less for severe duty. Its not like the belt is going to fail at exactly 60k miles so if you go over it's ok. Having said that the engine in your Kia is an interference engine. What that means is that if the belt does fail it very likely to be expensive. A rebuild at least and more probably an engine replacement.
In an interference engine when the belt fails there is not enough room between the still moving pistons and the suddenly still valves so the piston destroys the valves and usually itself.
So just play it safe, when you get 60k miles schedule the replacement.
Your 06 Kia, with 3.5L engine V-6, has a timing belt, Kia recommends replacing every 60,000 miles, this is an interference engine, which piston to valve damage will occur due to timing belt failure, hope this was very helpful.
2006 Saturn Vue with a 3.5L engine V-6, Saturn recommends replacing timing belt every 100,000 miles, also replace water pump, due to it is timing belt driven, this is an interference engine which piston to valve damage will occur in the event of timing belt failure.Hope this was very helpful.
Toyota recommends replacement every 90,000 miles or 72 months, whichever occurs first. This is an interference engine which piston to valve damage will occur due to timing belt failure. Hope this was very helpful.
Not on this year and make, Hyundai Sonata with a 2.7L engine, Hyundai recommends replacing timing belt every 60,000 miles or 48 months, whichever occurs first, this is an interference engine, which piston to valve damage will occur due to timing belt failure.
You should find another dealer. Hyundai recommends replacing the belt every 60,000 miles and this dealer knows this. No reason at all to replace it at 42,093 miles. Remember that this is an interference engine so if the belt breaks serious engine damage will occur. Do not neglect this service at 60,000 miles.
i have an 04 sorento with 108k and i am just now having the belt replaced, when i pulled it off it still looks brand new no cracks or scarring, i am the only owner it had 19 miles on it when it was bought.
Pup , I live in KY.