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(CHAIN NOT BELT) ANYONE KNOWS IF I HAVE TO REPLACE A TIMING CHAIN ON MY 06 ? ONE DEALER SAYING YES AND ONE SAYING NO???? AND AT ALMOST SIX H

2006 Kia Optima • 96,000 miles

Anyone knows if I have to replace a timing chain on my 06 Kia optima? One dealer saying yes and One saying no? And at almost six hundred to change, I'd like to know for sure if I need to? The dealer that is saying It needed changing at eighty thousand said that the car still has a no tolerance engine and if the chain breaks it will ruin the motor? Other dealer says the models with the chain does not have the same type of engine and if in fact the chain should break it would need no more than a new chain! But days the chain should last the life of the motor.
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Dollyb
November 4, 2011.



Mos tof these are not free spin motors, meaning that if the chain breaks it will ruin your engine yes. If yo have a belt then it shold definitely be changed. Our manual shows both. If yoursis 2.7L then it's a belt, if its '2.4l itis a belt as well

Hmac300
Nov 4, 2011.
It depends which engine you have? 2.4 or 2.7 liter

Rasmataz
Nov 4, 2011.
Its a 2.4 was told that its a chain. That kia switched to chains in 06. They ran my Von and it is in fact a chain.

Tiny
Dollyb
Nov 4, 2011.
All these headaches with chains/belts think! Be smart replace it

Rasmataz
Nov 4, 2011.
How do I replace the timing chain on a 2006 kia omptima 2.4

Tiny
Lilshorty200651501
Oct 3, 2012.