Question about 2003 Kia Rio
Immediately after it happened it did crank , as if turning on normally, although it sounded different from a normal crank. After about 10 more times trying to crank it just makes a thump sound now as if something is locked up.
Sounds like a timing belt issue. Pull the spark plugs and check for damage. This engine is an interference engine which means there probably will be head and piston damage. A used engine will be about $1400 or so. If you can do the work the wrecking yards will be the best place to find a replacement head and pistons. Obviously you want to buy new gaskets.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
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