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2005 kia optima lx 2.4l 4 cyl timing belt

My timing belt popped when my husband cranked the car and put it in reverse to pull out of a parking space. I know that the engine is an interference engine but is it possible that my valves and pistons have been spared since the car was not at any level of rpm? My mechanic says that the belt is still intact but some of the "teeth" broke. He doesn't think it will be an issue to fix. Anyone with any experience with this?

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Your mechanic could be right , but you wont know until he looks further

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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.

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Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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look at the motor, the side with all the belts, all that stuff has to come off and more not to mention the cam gears have to be set just right. it's a headace for an experinced person.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 KIA Optima LX timing belt/water pump

The thing is your doing the timing belt the water pump is right their with it . it should cost you much more at all besides the cost of the water pump. When doing a timing belt I have a rule that I go by The timing belt/seals =cam , crank , any pulley & tensioner & water pump all get replaced at the same time. I did a t-belt on a Audi A-8 very complex whole front of car has to come off as well, he didnt want to do w-pump & thermostat his thermostat was their as well not even a month later the water pump gave out he had to pay double the price because he didnt want to do it when I had it apart the first time. And make sure mechanic is ase certified . good luck

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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cylinder 1 misfire change spark plugs i just had that problem. you can still drive it it wont hurt the engine.

Posted on May 02, 2010

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