timeing belt slip (not broken) on 2002 Kia Sportage

i was driving and all of sudden my car went in nutral gear and i pull on the side and took near by repair shop they told me ineed to replace whole moter. when they open the timing belt chamber it was not broken only slips off the pully . is any way possible to fine out is my whole engine is need to replace or what to do .

by in Pottstown, PA on September 19, 2010
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ANSWER by on September 19, 2010
If I were you I'd ask about a guaranteed used engine. When the timing belt fails on your type car the valves and pistons collide and plenty of damage can be done. You could ask for a compresson check to see if that's happened but I think you are in for a replacement engine. Replace your timing belt and water pump at about 60,000 miles on this car and this won't happen again. I'm including an estimator link and a directory link for you: http://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=3295 http://repairpal.com/directory?address=19464&car_brand_names=Kia
COMMENT by on September 20, 2010
Thanks and regards
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