In your search you will find several websites with step by step directions, I know because I did, however, I will tell you what they don't tell you, I know 'cause I found out the hard way. One site said that it was a 2 or 3 hour job. They are not talking about you, if you have a nice assortment of sockets and wrenches (including a torque wrench and a breaker bar) and if you are able to identify most "under the hood parts" you can get this done in 4 or 6 hours. Not counting tool shopping and internet researching, it took my wife and I a total of 20 hours (head scratching and lifting our spirits off the floor included) to change the belt. It was definitely a bonding moment, after all, I sat through the whole Titanic movie without copmplaining (at least when it first came out). My first hurdle was to remove the "belts" (drive/accessory/whateverthey'recalled). I removed the P/S pump by taking out the windshield liquid container so I could access a long screw that can only be accesed by a hole in the chassis underneath it. The second hurdle was the water pump pulley, if it's not the water pump then is something else, bottom line is, it's a pulley and it has 3 small screws. Since I couldn't figure out how to keep that pulley from spinning and I did not want to use anything abrasive like jamming a Baseball bat or a crow bar in it, the easiest way to get them out, which was also great when assebling time came up, is to bore a hole (I used a 1/4") in the inner side panel. Before drilling the hole, I had struggled with those 3 screws for almost 2.5 hours, I had gotten 2 out using one of the other screws as leverage but the last one was pure hell, after boring the hole, the third screw was out in less than a minute. Putting them back on took me a whole 5 minutes. The third hurdle was to losen the big bad nut, you will know which one once you get to it. I followed these recomendation, figure out which way does the wheel turns (forward), set the socket (22 mm or 21) and jam the breaker bar either against the ground or against the suspension bar, bump the engine by "trying to start it" turning the key and letting go. As a precaution, I made sure that I had both feet in the car and that nobody else was around. The fourth hurdle is when you reach the timing belt, get a long break, relax or do anything that will clear your head. I was tired by the time I reached it but kept going, I found my marks, I made a couple more of my own I followed the webstructions to the T and when I removed the belt I ended up with the biggest NO-NO of timing belt replacement, the cams moved and, since I was sitting down, my heart sank all the way to my arse. I ended up with misaligned cams and if I didn't get a heart attack is because my wife would have noticed that I had messed up! Being that I had nothing to lose, I called it a day and went to bed (it was almost 4:00 am) the following day I saw a ray of hope in what I had once considered unscrupulous advice. If the cam only moved a couple of teeth or so, you might be in luck, you could turn it backwards by hand (find a way to keep it in place though). One way of making sure that you're on TDC (Top Dead Center) is by removing the clossest spark plug to you and placing a long screwdriver in the hole. TDC is where the screwdriver reaches its highest point. Double and triple check everything before assembling it back. Cross your fingers and start your car. Mine worked and as of this day, I feel proud whenever I tell the guys that my wife helped me change my car's timing belt and they don;t even know what I am talking about.
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i need to instal the timing belt on a kia rio 2003 how the mark goes
Mine just blew out at 84,000 miles and took out the engine. The manual says to replace the belt at 105,000. Crap. Probably best to replace it at 60,000.
No it is not. Just takes time. No gaskets required. I bought an OEM belt but aftermarket belts cost less.
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If you have to ask take it to a mechanic.
Are garbage and should be changed every 50,000 miles
KiA Rio timing belts are about $400 for parts and labor. Replace the Water pump for another 90.00 because it is best time to replace it. DO it before it breaks or you will have another $1000 bill on getting new valves and head redone. Just had this doneshould be done around 90,000 to 100,000 mile marker.
You have a 100,000 mile drive train warranty. I would replace the timing belt at 98,000 miles or for sure prior to 100,000 miles. My Kia Rio timing belt just went at 80,000 miles so I would really think about changing it around 80,000 miles. Mine went while I was driving it with absolutely NO warning and destroyed the engine.
Broken timing belt?
You have to replace the lower control did assembly .
Check timing belt
Possibly, you have a broken timing belt.
It is quite simple to replace the flasher relay switch on your 2001 Kia. The flasher relay switch simply plugs in and out.
You are not suppose to tighten a timing belt. Only when you install a new one does that get done. When you are replacing it you have to loosen up the tensioner pulley assembly and it self adjusts under spring tension. Good luck
by 60000 miles,,just trashed my motor the belt broke and i was at 69000,,and almost 3K later i got a new motor
3 MUST haves for an engine running. #1 - Compression #2 - Fuel #3 - Spark check to make sure you have these 3 first.
There is a bent or dropped valve that is hampering it, The Rio 1.5 is a zero tolerance engine if the belt breaks than its pooched
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Check the timing belt. Maybe it's broken. You need to change these every 50 000 Km.
All Kia engines that use timing belts must be replaced at 60,000 miles. The timing belts they use have no leeway. I sell engines, and get calls for Kia engines all the time, simply because someone was cheap and didn't replace. Kia belts WILL pop betwen 61k and 65k. As someone who owns a 2004 Kia Rio, I can confirm the above answer. I was told by the dealership that it needs to be done every 60,000 miles and that if it goes out, it takes the engine with it and will need to be replaced. Well, I listened to my father who thought these cars are like American cars when it comes to the timing belt. WRONG!!! I let it go 10,000 miles past and I'm telling you....at 70,000 the belt went and so did the engine! It cost me almost $4000 to put another engine in it when it would've cost only about 10% of that to just replace the timing belt. LESSON LEARNED! I'm getting it changed 10,000 miles early next time!
(Crank pointer up .Number one cylinder up) ... Intake cam marked with an ( I) Exhaust cam Marked with an (E) Both up To marks on cover
The 2001 Kia Rio has 16 valves.
This is an Interference Engine; Recommended Timing Belt Replacement 105,000 miles, Calif.; Recommended Replacement 60,000 miles,