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Service advisor tells me to change my timing belt om 2005 Sportage. 6 cyl. with 24000 miles. does this sound right to you?

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I know on Honda they recommend a change of the timing belt every 80,000 mi.

The following is a lot of work to go through every 24,000 mi.

I checked and it says to service and inspect every 30,000 mi.

It doesn't say to replace it every 24,000 mi. so I would say that he is incorrect.

If the timing belt shows signs of falling apart at the 30,000 mi. intervals then I would change it.

I think that 80,000 mi. is probably a good interval to actually go ahead and change the belt, based on my Honda experience, even though I don't have too much experience with the Kia timing belts.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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    Duane Wong Oct 13, 2010

    Thanks for the rating!



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