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Does anyone know where i can find out what the settings are suppose to be for the timing belt on a 2004 kia optima?

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Well you can go ask a part store employee in the back to see if they could help you out most of the time they will go and open a chilltons book for your make and model of car and tell you or write it down for you. Hope that helps.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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