timing belt change on 2002 Kia Sportage

Is it necessary to change timing belt every 60,000miles?

by in Hernando, FL on April 06, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by on April 06, 2010
If your owners manual calls for the timing belt to be changed at 60,000, you should have it done as this engine is an interference engine and if that belt breaks it will cause major internal engine damage. You can view timing belt replacement costs here www.repairpal.com/estimator and find a shop here www.repairpal.com/directory
ANSWER by on April 06, 2010
YES!!! unless you want to replace the engine
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