Question about 2004 Kia Optima
The car just shut down and lost compression, Two weeks prior a mechanic had replaced the crank position sensor and the timing belt.The vehicle temp gauge did not show any sign of overheating nor did I smell anything. I had it towed back to the mechanic and he states that the thermostat probably locked up and caused overheating hence blowing the head gasket. To note when I saw the newly installed timing belt it had notches on it every three inches or so along the entire length. I don't believe this guy and I think he is trying to lead me into believing his prior work only two weeks ago did not have anything to do with this.Please help Thanks
Was it the timing belt or the serpentine belt that was replaced (not the same item). It's possible the previous service may have had something ot do with your current problem but I'ts impossible to tell from here. I was once a professional warranty inspector and even hands-on with your vehicle it would be difficult to draw any connection between the two failures. If you do not trust the shop or technician that works on your car, don't use that shop. Trust and confidence is important but must be earned.
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