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Timing belt on a spectra 2003

I am due to change the timing belt before problem start

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Then replace it!.. That belt is going to BREAK eventually!.. your risk! Your choice.. you prefer to run your engine/vehicle on borrowed time? up to you... best you take responsible expense of ownership.. it's a maintenance (wear) item. Now you are aware.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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If you have dual over head cams and if your timing belts breaks u can cause valve or piston damage if its single over head cam there wont be any damage to any valves or pistons on those type of kia engines

Posted on May 26, 2009

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