I was told you have to replace the timing belt every 60,000 miles or five years..I have 24,000 miles and the car is seven years old...

Asked by May 19, 2016 at 07:41 PM about the 2009 Kia Spectra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is this true ? in that case I would have to replace it every 5 years...

2 Answers

21,745

Yes it is! Regardless of mileage, the timing belt and water pump could fail after 7 years. Have these components checked before they fail.

21,745

7 or 8 years is about the outside limit depending upon weather conditions.. if you have a timing belt failure,.you run the risk of damaging the engine.

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