2005 Kia Sportage Q&A
2005 Kia Sportage Question: Has the timing belt been replaced
Is there any way to tell if the belt has been replaced? I bought the car from a dealer with 70K on it and it seems to be well maintained but the TB repl wasn't done at the dealer, previous owner had most work done at a private shop. I know that I would pay for labor for an inspection. - Bob23
If there is no documentation in the owners manual booklet or the vehicle repair records, it will take a visual inspection. There is a timing belt cover that will need to be removed and the belt inspected. In the end this may be a judgment call, and you will always want to err on the side of replacing the belt, since a broken belt will damage the engine badly. - lawrenceg
my car has been in the shop at least 5 times this summer and it has gotten to the point where i can't drive it farther then 20 or so miles. i have to be very careful when i accelerate or it will mi...