Timing Belt Replacement Schedule on 2004 KIA

Although timing belts are critical, there’s no need to replace them regularly –unless explicitly recommended in your Kia owner’s manual. Some automakers recommend changing a timing belt between 60,000 and 100,000, others don’t. Many of today’s timing belts can go 100,000 miles or more without needing to be replaced.

At what mileage should timing belts be replaced?

Timing belt replacement is generally recommended every 60,000 to more than 100,000 miles, depending on the vehicle manufacturer. Check ChiltonDIY’s maintenance schedules or the owner’s manual to determine the recommended service interval for your vehicle.

How much does it cost to change a timing belt on a Kia?

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The average cost for a Kia Sportage timing belt replacement is between $536 and $615. Labor costs are estimated between $269 and $340 while parts are priced between $266 and $275.

Do Kia timing chains need to be replaced?

When does a timing chain need to be replaced? The timing chain normally needs to be replaced between 80,000 and 120,000 miles unless there is a specific problem. Issues with the chain are common in higher mileage vehicles.

Does Kia engines have timing belt or chain?

Kia and Hyundai currently do not manufacture a vehicle with a timing belt. But, timing belt maintenance on their late-model vehicles has been replaced with timing chain and variable valve timing component replacements. The Alpha engine uses a belt to turn the exhaust camshaft and a chain to use the intake camshaft.

Can a timing belt last $200 000 miles?

Can a timing belt last 200 000 miles or more? No, it can’t. And frankly, you really shouldn’t test this out in person, unless you have a jalopy that you won’t mind sacrificing. If you keep your car running with a worn-out, poorly, or faulty timing belt, then expect catastrophic engine damage.

How do you tell if a timing belt needs changing?

5 Common Signs Your Timing Belt Needs to Be Replaced

  1. Engine Makes a Ticking Noise. When the timing belt starts to wear out, it may create a ticking sound inside the motor. …
  2. Engine Won’t Turn Over. …
  3. Engine Misfires. …
  4. Rough Idling of the Engine. …
  5. Decline in Oil Pressure and Oil Leaking.


How long do Kia timing belts last?

They can go as long as 100,000 miles although it’s always a good idea to change it before then.

How often should you replace a timing belt on a Kia?

between 60k-90k miles

In most cases, the average timing belt will last anywhere between 60k-90k miles. If your vehicle has over 90,000 miles and has not had the timing belt replaced, you may want to schedule an inspection to ensure safe operation of your vehicle.

How much does it cost to fix your timing belt?

If your timing belt is in need of replacement, you can expect that service to cost anywhere from $300 up to $500. Because the timing belt is not easily reachable on many vehicles there is a good bit of disassembly and reassembly needed to get to the belt. Economy cars with smaller engines require less labor.

What happens if timing belt breaks while driving?

When the timing belt breaks, the crankshaft will continue to spin at 1000 rotations per minute, while the camshaft will stop turning. As a result, the pistons will continue to rise and fall in their cylinders, but they will strike closed valves.

How do I check my timing belt?

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Since it's made out of rubber it'll eventually crack. You want to change it every ten years for sure probably every five or six years. They'll have mileage specifications.