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

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The manufacturer recommends each 60kmiles or four years, whichever comes first i hope you help

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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

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SOURCE: Timing Belt Kia Sedona

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.
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SOURCE: 2004 KIA Optima Timing Belt Installation

I have never heard of a "timed oil pump" but there can be a first. Also the timing belt is supposed to be tight. Alot of cars are "interferance" motors. Which means if the timing belt goes all the rods stop where they are and the pistons continue there rotation resulting in smashed rods and valves. It should be very tight to get on, try wrenching on the tensioner when you put on the belt. Even get another person to do one while you do the other. Good luck.

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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

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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: How do I replace the timing belt and the crankshaft sensor ?

if you have never done one take it to a shop because if you have the timing off a little you take a chance of bending valves then you would need a new head

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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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!

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Need how to set timing belt on kia optima


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I bought used Optima 2004 with mileage around 120k, i'm worried about the timing belt. Should I change it now? When should we make second or third change after the 60k timing belt change.


to be on the safe side id change the belt every 55,000 to 65;000 miles make sure u change the belt tensioner as well they fail more than the belt

Feb 23, 2011 | 2004 Kia Optima

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My car stopped a dead stop


If you were driving and your Kia Optima just turned off. Your timimg belt broke and you will also need a crank shaft sensor too. There is a total of two belts inside the motor area (timing belt and balance belt) I would change out the ac and power steering belt as well so their is a total of four belts on the KIA 2004 OPTIMA.

Feb 15, 2011 | 2004 Kia Optima

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My daughter has a 2004 Kia Optima with 82k miles. I don't believe the drive belt has ever been replaced. Is it overdue?


Are you talking about the accessory drive belt or the ignition timing belt?

In any event, if you're confident it is the original, then by all means replace it.

My point in asking about which belt has to do with difficulty of repair. You should be able to replace the accessory drive belt yourself, but you should consider having a mechanic do the ignition timing belt.

Good luck

Jan 02, 2011 | 2004 Kia Optima

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Hi, When does the timing belt on the 2004 Magentis v6 have to be changed?


Average recommended change intervall on a timing belt is 60,000 miles, I change mine at 40 to 50,000 miles.
Good luck!

Nov 24, 2009 | 2004 Kia Optima

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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

Jul 02, 2009 | 2004 Kia Optima

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2004 Kia Optima


Chances are you have an issue with one of the following

1.) Spark plugs and or wires (Boots)
2.) Coil
3.) Crank Position sensor (or Blade)
4.) Timing belt may be heading for replacement.

How many miles are on the car?
I recommend having the timing belt replaced at or before the recommended intervals as with theses cars they almost go like clock work.

Oct 08, 2008 | 2004 Kia Optima

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