Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Kia Rio 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 123000 miles
I pulled up to a stop sign and the engine stalled. I tried to start it turned over, but would not start. I tried a couple more times and it made a strange clunk noise and did that each time I tried to start it. I had it towed to the KIA dealer. They told me it was the timing belt that broke and that the engine was toast. Something about the valves and piston. Basically it was like a grenade going off in the engine. Is this what would happen? I had no problems. No warning signs.
Thursday, August 14th, 2008 AT 4:02 PM