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2002 Kia Rio Timing Belt

I have a 02 Kia Rio, I changed the timing belt at 66 thousand and change. Im up to 126,370 approx. I know the manual states to change the timing belt every 60,000 miles but is that the case? I ask because Im going about 70 miles one way then 70 miles back.

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  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy May 21, 2009

    I told the repair shop a few weeks ago to check the belts and they told me they are not good but I can change them within a few months. They suggested I change all the belts

  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy May 21, 2009

    Which belts do I need to get? I see from auto stores they have the serpentine belt, but then online stores have the v-belt, multi-rib belt, etc

  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy May 21, 2009

    Yes I do have power steering and a/c. It has auto transmission too.

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    02 Kia Rio limp mode

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Yes, this is VERY IMPORTANT, this is an interference engine, meaning the valves and the piston cannot be in the same place at the same time,or it will bend the valves.then you are looking at a major repair job,think or it as insurance on your engine. please rate my fix as i strive to be the best,questions,get back to me

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  • Ray Keckeisen May 21, 2009

    yes change all the belts they all have to come off when you change the timing belt,so no extra labor just the price of the other belts

  • Ray Keckeisen May 21, 2009

    go to enter car info and you can get the stock numbers on the belts,it appears that you do not have a serpentine belt,you have to know if you have power steering and a/c as it makes a difference in the belts, please rate my fix


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I have a 2003 kia rio cinco. It just runing,the timming belt did'N BREAK it just stoped and will not crank. no compression at all. help

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