Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Timeing belt slip (not broken)

(2002 Kia Sportage)
in Pottstown, PA on September 19, 2010
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 .
Displaying 1 answers & 1 comments
Popular Answer
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:
on September 20, 2010
Thanks and regards
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
Timing belt slipped due to water. Totally shut down. Wondering if this means the motor is done for and needs replacem...
I have an 02 Suzuki xl7. This thing is a pain. This morning when I turned it on, it made a very loud screeching noise...
Didn't find what you were looking for?