2002 Kia Rio Cinco Noise in Engine Compartment Getting Worse
The car has 68000 +miles. Has been running good up to a few months ago, then it began to make a tapping noise which gradually got worse, now squeaking and really not sounding good. Still seems to run ok, but am beginning to notice a difference in the performance. The noises are getting worse now, very quickly, as for months now, there didn't seem to be much of a change. Most of the noise seems to be coming from the area where the belts are, I figure the timing belt, but not sure. If so, what's an estimate on cost to change it out?
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert who has answered 20 questions.
An expert that has over 10 points.
An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.
Re: 2002 Kia Rio Cinco Noise in Engine Compartment...
If you wanna change on your own it be cheap probably in the middle of 17 and 26 for timing belt so do not worry about expenses they need to change every 60k miles thats two thumbs up..also you might check your drive belt they tend to make noise when its worn or bearing on your alternator or power steering also you need to check power steering fluid if there low they tend to makes a grinding noise too..
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
My 2002 Kia Rio Cinco has always had a vibration problem at 60 miles that stops at 70. We were advised to lower air in tires and keep them all equal. To make a long story short. My husband is a mechanic and could not stand this vibration. He set out to figure it out. The right drive axle is warped. Replaced it today and no vibration. It is hard to see, but with the tire off and up on floor jack you can see the wobble. I believe that this is a design flaw that was common to all Kia Rios. Or why would there be so many with the same vibration problem.
I would suggest that you take it to another shop and have the system checked by a technician.A good pad to install is wagner thermo quiet brake pads and have them check the thickness of the rotors also.A good technician will check your complete braking system to make sure there are no faulty parts.
The moisture baffles me,but the no power tells me its a bad catalyst,fuel pump,or bad fuel filter,You can have all these checked,at an auto parts store,and get recomedations.I dont see how moisture has anything to do with these though...unless there is water getting in the air intake somewhere.
yes, this is VERY IMPORTANT, this is an interference engine, meaning the valves and the piston cannot be in the same place at the same time,or it will bend the valves.then you are looking at a major repair job,think or it as insurance on your engine. please rate my fix as i strive to be the best,questions,get back to me
i am having the same problem, thought it was ful pump, no go, I heard they had problms with the fuse box and wiring harness, my mechanic messed with mine a few days ago and it has not did it since, but I am looking at changing that. GL
If the check engine light is going on and off then it is very highly likely pointing to a misfire, and this could be due to any number of things, and your best bet by far is to have a code read done as this will give you information as to the cause of the problem, if not point you directly at the problem itself.
It could be coil packs, spark plugs, injectors, crank sensor, cam sensor, any number of things.