is it the best medicine to replace timing belt after 75.000 miles ?

Asked by Jun 20, 2014 at 11:58 PM about the Kia Rio

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

engine starts fine from a cold start however the engine warms up and I drive five or six miles the engine shuts down.  I've been taking the plugs out (new plugs mind you) cleaning them then replacing them and then the engine starts and I drive five or six miles and the same problem occurs. Please help!

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75K is about how long a belt will last, so you should have it changed- this is CRITICAL- but the belt is not what is causing your problem, and I don't think the plugs are causing it- take it to a good mechanic, have the belt changed and find out what's causing your engine to shut down-

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It's probably a bad coil that cuts off after heating up

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