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03 kia rio-24000 km.will valves hit piston if belt breaks?

The dealer advised friends daughter to get timing belt replaced. i would think they last at least 100000 km.

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Yep valves will hit piston if timing belt brake.timing belt keep your valves and piston timed.when intake valves and exhaust valve open.piston is on down stroke.the timing belt keep pistons and valves from colliding.your timing belt change is due at 60000 miles.but in some cases belt need to be inspect at 30000 miles.to be on the safe side.

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