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Engine died #1013715 11/25/10 09:34 PM
Just died at a light
Timing belt?

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Re: Engine died #1013716 11/25/10 10:11 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 433
Sportege_Panicmech Offline
That sux! Anyone else notice the problems seem to happen at the lights. Those darn lights always seem to kill our motors. Joking aside, Timing belt has a give away sign. When it turns over, the cranking sounds higher pitched than normal... that's cause you no longer have compression and your crank is able to spin faster. If you hear this, then it's a pretty good sign of a timing belt. What's your mileage on that timing belt? Wanna say they're due like 70k? My OE lasted till 99,9xx miles. (so close, lol) Heres a tip if that's it btw.. you can disable your clutch start switch under the dash by jumping the prongs and that will allow you to move your car around in a parking lot using your starter. This is handy for slick icey/snowy parking lots where you have trouble pushing it. I've left mine disabled since my timing belt snapped years ago. It's also Nice cause I can start it without sitting in the car. anyway, is the cranking sound obviously different?

Re: Engine died [Re: Sportege_Panicmech] #1013717 11/25/10 10:27 PM
Ok I pulled 5 bolts off the plastic cover and pulled it back enuff to pull the belt out. Did I mention I am on the side of the HWY in the snow. I'll post a pic when I get home.

Last edited by openskys; 11/26/10 07:04 AM.
Re: Engine died #1013718 11/26/10 12:04 AM
Ok now I am back home warming up. Waited like an hour and a half for a tow.
Now the task of doing my timing belt. never done one on a Kia so I think I could use a few pointers here.
Take off all belts, the cover. I imagine I will be able to just put the new one back in. Am I going to have any timing issues or is it just replace and start kind of thing?

Will post up pics of later. Don't think I am going to be taking any of my changing the belt. Snowing a little to hard to keep grabbing the camera n all.

Re: Engine died [Re: Sportege_Panicmech] #1013719 11/26/10 12:25 AM
My OE lasted till 99,9xx miles.

Got ya beat on that..I am sure it was OE and we are now at around 139k+

Re: Engine died #1013720 11/26/10 02:04 AM
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DamKia Offline
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There are a few threads here already about timing belt changes. You may have to search through them an collate the information to do the job.

(PS people. This is why I have been asking people to use existing threads rather than start 50 million new threads on common topics - makes the usability of the site as a tech resource so much easier)

2002 Sporty , Ironman 2.5" spring, 2" body, 15 x 7 ROH wheels, K&N, 15 x 10.5 Simex Centipedes, Powerchip 91.

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Re: Engine died [Re: DamKia] #1013721 11/26/10 02:37 AM
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DEFBOY35 Offline
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that sucks man, mine went on me on my way to work in the snow as well. my buddy had it done in 45 minutes, i had already swapped to an electric fan at that point though said it saved him a few minutes!

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Re: Engine died [Re: DEFBOY35] #1013722 11/26/10 02:45 AM
My elec fan was in the way and had to unbolt it so i could get the thermostat housing out.
I now have both covers off and can see all gears.

I did a search for Timing Belt cause I know I have seen it in here but returned not to much. Not what I was looking for anyhow. I will try another search and see what happens.
Post the pix when I transfer them.

Re: Engine died #1013723 11/26/10 03:56 AM
Here is where I was.
Was on the HWY and had to push it to where you see it there. Not fun!

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and the timing belt gears.
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Re: Engine died [Re: DamKia] #1013724 11/26/10 06:41 PM

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