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I have a 2003 kia spectra .. do i have to replace the timing belt at 60,000 and do you know how much approx it would cost?

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I would suggest replacing timing belt @ this time,depends on driving habits etc, and is probably a worst case scenario,would plan on it within a year because a lot of motors have interference heads,meaning if timing belt breaks it will destroy valve train,possibly pistons ,but just whole bunch of mojney,I know this because it happened to me,so if you dont want to try this yourself,

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