Does the 2000 Kia Spectra have a timing belt or timing chain? Having problems starting.

Tiny
CLASSROOM
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  • 2000 KIA SPECTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 192,000 MILES
Having. A problem woth the timing belt or timing chain causeing the car. Not to start. It puuuted til it cut off. And would. Start back up. Is this something tht is costly and is this something tht. Is very difficult. To replace
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Monday, January 27th, 2014 AT 7:51 PM

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Tiny
MLDANIELS2000
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This vehicle a timing belt but rarely last more than 100,000 miles. Best way to chech if belt is broken is to remove valve cover and crank the engine. Or you can remove spark plugs and check compression while cranking. Compression test with a gauge is what I would suggest you do. Takes about an hour and you can find out if you have bad compression if belt is still intact.
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Monday, January 27th, 2014 AT 8:52 PM

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