Kia Optima Timing Belt Replacement

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Timing Belt Replacement Estimate for Kia Optima

Kia Optima Timing Belt Replacement costs $590 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$456 to $945
Labor: $175 -$342
Parts: $281 -$603
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$804 to 1572
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$567 to 1081
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2006 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$737.52Shop/Dealer Price$913.60 - $1362.08
2003 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$921.30Shop/Dealer Price$1126.15 - $1640.51
2008 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1469.28Shop/Dealer Price$1816.57 - $2755.01
2002 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$816.30Shop/Dealer Price$1016.43 - $1527.25
2010 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1436.28Shop/Dealer Price$1780.56 - $2716.74
2005 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$816.30Shop/Dealer Price$1004.34 - $1506.10
2005 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$751.66Shop/Dealer Price$922.98 - $1367.97
2004 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$772.66Shop/Dealer Price$951.10 - $1401.43
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Timing Belt Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Timing Belt all about?

The timing belt is a rubber belt located in the engine compartment behind the drive belts. Its job is to keep the crankshaft in sync with the camshaft(s), ensuring the proper timing and operation of the engine valves and therein, the engine.

Timing Belt

Keep in mind:

  • When replacing a timing belt, also replace the water pump, tensioner, and pulleys.
  • If the pulleys and tensioners should fail after only replacing the belt, it can cause valve or piston damage and lead to more expensive repairs, in order to have the engine run properly. It is therefore essential to replace the whole set.
  • We only replace the water pump if it is driven by the timing belt (true for 60% of the cars).

How it's done:

  • Remove accessories needed to gain access to engine timing cover.
  • Remove engine timing cover, inspect timing belt and pulleys for needed parts.
  • Remove and replace timing belt, water pump, pulleys, and tensioners.
  • Reinstall timing cover and all removed parts.
  • Start engine and check for proper engine operation and engine timing, as well as for cooling system leaks.

Our recommendation:

Follow the maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer and replace the timing belt as recommended. The timing belt drives the water pump in 60% of the cars. The labor cost of replacing the water pump is significantly higher than the cost of the pump. While replacing the timing belt, it is cost effective to replace the water pump. We highly recommend replacing the timing belt pulleys and tensioners. The tensioner applies pressure to the timing belt keeping it tight, while the pulleys keep the timing belt in line. These components are sealed units that contain bearings (they cannot be lubricated on a regular basis). The bearings wear out over time and may seize, causing the timing belt to come off, which can cause major internal engine damage.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Timing Belt?

  • Abnormal squeaking coming from the timing cover area.
  • If the timing belt breaks, the car will not start.

How important is this service?

Ignoring the replacement of a timing belt as a part of scheduled maintenance, could result in major engine failure down the road. You should not wait for your timing belt to break, it must be serviced regularly.

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Robert

27 years of experience
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Robert
27 years of experience
Robert was wonderful to work with! I needed my timing and serpentine belts replaced on my 2007 Kia Optima v6. My appointment window was 12:30-1, Robert called me around 12:30 to let me know he would be closer to 1. He arrived and was very warm and kind, he asked me if there's anything else I wanted him to take a look at. I kept checking in on him every hour or so and he would update me on what he was doing (even though I'm basically car clueless). The whole process took around 4 hours, partly because he had to run to the store because he was sent the wrong part. Robert even helped me with some hanging plastic damage (cosmetic) that happened a few weeks prior due to running over a tire on the highway. The next day my car was driving super smoothly and I could tell she got the TLC she needed from Robert. Thanks again Robert!
2007 KIA OPTIMA - TIMING BELT - SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Joe

39 years of experience
456 reviews
Joe
39 years of experience
Very good and honest mechanic I recommend him to every friend I have.
2003 KIA OPTIMA - TIMING BELT - CLEARWATER, FLORIDA

Dennys

26 years of experience
22 reviews
Dennys
26 years of experience
Very friendly a excellent mechanic thank you for the great job.
2002 KIA OPTIMA - TIMING BELT - HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2006 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$737.52Shop/Dealer Price$913.60 - $1362.08
2003 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$921.30Shop/Dealer Price$1126.15 - $1640.51
2008 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1469.28Shop/Dealer Price$1816.57 - $2755.01
2002 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$816.30Shop/Dealer Price$1016.43 - $1527.25
2010 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1436.28Shop/Dealer Price$1780.56 - $2716.74
2005 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$816.30Shop/Dealer Price$1004.34 - $1506.10
2005 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$751.66Shop/Dealer Price$922.98 - $1367.97
2004 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$772.66Shop/Dealer Price$951.10 - $1401.43
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