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Timing belt broke on 2004 optima

I need to know how to replace it

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I will recomend you to go to autozone.com and look for repair information, there is a section called alldata, it is one of the best and complete repair information and you can buy it specific for your car.
i hope and this help and will apreciate feedback

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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.

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Is the car flashing any codes. I would look for fuel issues possibly fuel filter, injectors etc. Because these items are easier to check. Otherwise it sounds as if the timing is off on the car. If the Hydraulic tensioner is not replaced this could cause the belt to jump teeth as well. PRETTY SURE YOUR TIMING IS STILL OFF

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