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You paid too much for the tranny...
If you are happy with the purchase...so be it...
They can be found with that mileage for around $350.
These are usually very reliable trannys and the demand is low for them.
Really depends on the mechanic,the time involved, and your location.
The engine will come up and out unlike some cars that require the whole (engine/tranny/lower frame) to be "dropped".
I'd think $400~600.
Do a search on Ebay for a "2005~2009 KIA Spectra Engine" pick a year and hit [ENTER]
The same on "car-part.com" ...Select Manufactor/Year/Model and search for "engine"
They are all "2.0L 4cyl" and are interchangeable with possible minor parts being moved from the old engine...like "motor mounts" or "wiring harnesses".
There is no name other than "engine". KIA manufactored it.
Start searching and start learning....We all had to start somewhere to begin..
We are here to answer your questions even though you may think that they are too simple or too stupid to ask... That's how you learn. I always have said "A person with knowledge is dangerous someone trying to con you".
And as I said before the labor should be around $400~600 to install the engine...
Call around and also ASK your friends WHO does their mechanical work and would they recomend that person... Then ASK that mechanic "if" he has some "history" of working on KIAs... The engine has it's roots in an older MAZDA design and the transmission is a Ford/Mazda design so if he's comfortable with MAZDA he'd be comfortable with KIA.
Then get the price for labor "locked down" to a specific price range..
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