Question about 2001 Kia Optima
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is a good chance it could be your fuel pump , however if the check engine light is coming on and the dealer cant tell you what is wrong , try a different dealer or another shop. Second opinions never hurt.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
First off, I hope that the timing belt is your only problem. If it is, the timing belt will run about $62. Labor will very from shop to shop. If you call a local auto parts store they will be able to help you find a cheap repair dealer. You can almost figure that labor will be about $80-100+ per hour. I would also image that there will be a 2 hour minimum or something.
The reason I said I hope that it is just your timing belt is that you have an interference engine. This means that if your timing belt was to break, your piston would "interfere" with your valves inside your engine. This could possibly cause you to need to purchase all new pistons, valves, pushrods, rocker arms, etc...Only a mechanic will be able to tell you what all you will need.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I wish you the best of luck and hope you will be able to get back on the road soon and back on your feet. God Bless.
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Posted on Feb 03, 2009
SOURCE: timing belt broke
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
Hi, Just to clarify and clear things up, the motor used in the 1998 to 2002 Kia Sportage is actually the Mazda FE3 engine and it is a NON-INTERFERENCE engine.
For any an all repair information on any Kia vehicle produced you can access the KGIS system (Kia Global Information System), just go to www.kiatechinfo.com and create and account (its completely FREE). After you do this you will have access to all the Kia Shop Manuals, DTC Manuals, Recall information for your vehicle and more.
I just had the same problem with my Sportage and found all the information that I needed through KGIS. Hope this helps and good luck on fixing your Sportage.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
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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