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Well our 2001 kia sportage will not start its not the battery we had a mechanic look at it he thinkgs its the timing belt and motor. He quoted us a price of $ 1100.00 to fix. The car was puttering and sometimes you could press the petal all the way to the floor and the car would still putter. Does this sound like a timing belt? and how much would something like this cost

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Yes,if the timing belt has broken,it is a good chance the valves are bent,but not always,so put the timing belt on,and see if the engine will run o k,if not,then have the head pulled,,This is a interference engine,and the valves will hit the pistons if the belt breaks,or jumps,but I have seen cases where the valves where o k,so go for a timing belt,and put a water pump on it sense the mechanic will be right there at it,and yes,put a new water pump on the engine.

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