Question about 2004 Kia Optima
I have a question about a 2004 KIA Optima LX (2.7L V-6 engine), which is approaching its 60K maintenance schedule.
Do I need to replace the timing belt AND water pump, or can I just replace the timing belt?
And are maintenance and repair costs expensive for the 2004 Optima LX?
Can most mechanics/shops work on the KIA Optima?
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
When you get in there you see to replace everything, you can, cause a month from now you don't won't to go back in there.
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