2002 KIA SPECTRA TIMING BELT BROKE, THE MECHANIC SAYS IT CA

  • Tiny
  • jman8901
  • 2002 Kia Spectra

Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Kia Spectra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles

can u give me some advice, the vehicle has had some transmission problems as well, would it be best to replace the engine and hope the transmission holds out or just buy a new car?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 AT 1:22 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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  • 29,839 posts

Hi there,

This is an interference engine so there will be engine valve damage done, the exact amount is unknown until the head is removed, as for the transmission this is also unknown until the engine is running and a series of test can be preformed, you may be up for a considerable sum if you commit to fixing this car.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 AT 4:30 AM

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