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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?

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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..

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