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Does the timing belt for a 2005 Kia Optima have to be changed at 100.000 miles? How to do it . What should approx cost be to know you are not being ripped off.

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SOURCE: timing belt broke

look at the motor, the side with all the belts, all that stuff has to come off and more not to mention the cam gears have to be set just right. it's a headace for an experinced person.

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SOURCE: 2002 Kia Rio Timing Belt

yes, this is VERY IMPORTANT, this is an interference engine, meaning the valves and the piston cannot be in the same place at the same time,or it will bend the valves.then you are looking at a major repair job,think or it as insurance on your engine. please rate my fix as i strive to be the best,questions,get back to me

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 KIA Optima LX timing belt/water pump

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

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SOURCE: need to replace serpintine belt need diagram for 07 kia optima

look in engine compartment, there should be a diagram 

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SOURCE: Timing belt change interval on 2005 Lexus RX330 (Sports Luxury)

North American specs are 160,000km as outlined in Warranty and services guide.
I believe cost here at a dealer is approx $400 US, The car is capable of running well in excess of 300,000km.
My 2001 has 268,000km and counting, this is my 4th Toyota product over 250,000 km.

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How much to change timing belt on kia sorento 2006


This all depends on what engine you have and also if you are going to just do the belt.
this car , if you have a 100,000 miles or close you should do the job right, right meaning replace the timing belt ,water pump and timing belt pulleys and tensioner, this could run about $1200.00.

the same job with the smaller engine could be $800.00

if you just do the belt alone which is not the right way but can be done then it may cost about $500.00 -$600.00

Dec 29, 2012 | 2005 Kia Sorento

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When should i replace the timing belt 2006 kia optima


Most manufacturers say 100,000 miles. It is something that should be done before then, I believe; because engine damage can result from the belt breaking, and it will leave you stranded. The timing belt is not something you should attempt, unless you have engine mechanical experience. If you don't, I recommend that you get it done at a shop as soon as you can afford it. $700 is a lot of money, but a possible engine replacement and a tow is a lot more!

Jan 31, 2012 | 2006 Kia Optima

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Need how to set timing belt on kia optima


I had 2006 kia optima 2.4 liter LX, I drove 150000 miles plus, it was over 100,000 miles I changed timing belt, and AC belt, alternator belt is still ok, but it was my fault, I did not change crank shaft balance belt, it next to timing belt, this very important, timing belt and crank shaft balance belt must change same time, you set all mark the same positions, you can see all clear marked
if you had OBD2 scanner is helpful to read all faulty codes if you do it your self repair
if you have any problems about KIA optima, please post on any websites, to share some ideas to other KIA optima owners, like me, I change oil every 2500 miles to make my optima runs smoother
automatic transmission fluid change every year if you put high mileage on your car, optima had hard time to find it own part some time, radiator hoses are still good condition and had hard time to find in any auto part stores in my home town, good luck and thanks for sharing.

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What is covered in the 100,000 mile/ 10 year warrenty for my 2004 optima


10-YEAR/100,000-MILE POWERTRAIN PROTECTION Covers repair or replacement of powertrain components (i.e., selected engine and transmission/transaxle components), originally manufactured or installed by Hyundai that are defective in material or factory workmanship, under normal use and maintenance. Coverage applies to original owner only, effective with 2004 model year and newer model year vehicles. On 1999-2003 model years, coverage applies to original owner and immediate family members (i.e., wife, husband, daughter, son, stepdaughter, stepson).
Second and/or subsequent owners have powertrain components coverage under the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Excludes coverage for vehicles in commercial use (e.g. taxi, route delivery, delivery service, rental, etc.).
5-YEAR/60,000-MILE NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY Covers repair or replacement of any component manufactured or originally installed by Hyundai that is defective in material or factory workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.
The following components are covered for time and mileage limits indicated:
• Radio and audio systems (i.e., radio, compact disc player, DVD player, navigation system, and Bluetooth®): 3 years/36,000 miles
• Paint: 3 years/36,000 miles
• Battery: 3 years/unlimited miles (100% covered 2 years/unlimited miles; after 2 years and within 3 years, 25% cost of battery and 100% labor cost covered)
• Air conditioner refrigerant charge: 1 year/unlimited miles
• Adjustments: 1 year/12,000 miles
• Wear items: 1 year/12,000 miles (e.g., belts, brake pads and linings, clutch linings, filters, wiper blades, bulbs, fuses)

Mar 04, 2011 | 2004 Kia Optima

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HOW MANY MILES BEFORE YOU CHANGE TIMING BELT ON 2004 KIA OPTIMA


most manufactures recommend changing timing belt at or around 60,000, if the belt breaks while operating the car it could cause serious engine damage

Oct 12, 2010 | 2005 Kia Optima

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Kia Rio from'03 timing belt repair


sounds about right. timimg belts are not replaced that frequently. I have a truck with over 80,000 miles, and haven't replaced the belt yet.

Sep 01, 2009 | 2003 Kia Rio

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Can't find the fuel filter in a 2005 kia optima


klaudie: This car does not really get serviced very often unless there are contaminants in the tank. I checked the Kia factory maintenance schedule and there is NO reference to fuel filter replacement. It seems that many manufacturers are now just putting screens or socks in the tanks before the fuel pump and no longer use fuel filters. KIA just puts a fine screen before the fuel pump. The pump is in the fuel tank which warrants it's removal to access the pump.
A strong word of advise of this engine!!!!!
Do NOT let the timing belt go beyond 60,000 miles. I could find no reference in Kia's maintenance schedule for timing belt replacement. According to them it's a judgment call by the tech! THAT IS TOTAL INSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the belt breaks in this engine you will trash the upper end of the motor and be spending big bucks! Nearly all automotive manufacturers had scheduled timing belt replacements at 60,000 miles and suddenly a lot of them just extended the time and distance, but the part numbers, manufacturers and designs didn't appear to have changed. I have had many cars in my shop where people did not heed my warning. Some get lucky and others have to hock their kids fo afford the cost of their negligence.

Mar 17, 2009 | 2006 Kia Optima

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Dealer is recommending a new timing belt on my 2005 Kia Sorento.


its at dealer cost if they dont do the work i think it voids the warranty...if you go to a private shop you should be able to get it done much cheaper.but may void the warranty if hey say they have to do the work

Jan 03, 2009 | 2004 Kia Sorento

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i have an 04 sorento with 108k and i am just now having the belt replaced, when i pulled it off it still looks brand new no cracks or scarring, i am the only owner it had 19 miles on it when it was bought.
Pup , I live in KY.

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