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I have a one owner 2007 kia rio 5, I deliver small auto parts and it now has 65000 miles on the odometer. the kia is in perfect shape no problems whatsoever and I love it. my question is how soon should i replace my timing belt ? I have had mechanics tell me to do it at 100,000 miles.
after reading all the stories on here about timing belt breaks I do not wanna have this happen. any suggestions would be appreciated
As soon as I got mine home with 52K miles on it I didnt move the car until I changed the belt. Its not that big of a deal to change it out and it's not worth the risk of putting it off. I would change it soon.
agree the manual says 60,000 miles. i bought a 2007 with 55,000 on it and did the timing belt / water pump within a couple hundred miles. not worth taking a chance of destroying the engine. although when i did change the belt the old belt looked great. from what Ive read the belt is more likely to break in areas where you have extreme temp changes between hot and cold. still it wasnt that hard of a job. the kit, with getting the water pump, cost me about $150.00, $90.00 of that was the water pump.
Not sure how many more of these comments you need, I'd change it very soon. (Within the next week or so) My dealer wanted $400 to change it. A great investment if you don't have the tech savvy to do it yourself.
Location: Where ever I'm at in the U.S.A. N. Indiana
Drives: Ford Escort '01, Kia RIO '03
You don't need a water pump, change it every other timing belt change. Check for an independent auto service center that employs certified mechanics to do the belt change, its not rocket science and you don't need to pay the dealers inflated prices for labor.
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true the water pump more than likely doesnt need to be changed. on the other hand its right there, behind the timing belt. i went ahead and spent the money, piece of mind. if the timing belt didnt have to be removed then id say for sure leave it alone and wait.
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