I have a 2006 kia spectra 2.0 dohc. The belt broke nd I replace it but it is making a rattling sound on the fourth cylinder. Can I replace one from a car that was running a the junyard?


Asked by Jan 30, 2016 at 03:39 PM about the 2006 Kia Spectra EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Timing belt broke and I replace it. Now it makes a rattling sound on cylinder 4. They have a head at lkq and they have one at the junyard can I replace the head and what do I need to know before doing so.

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Erik Christensen

that 2.0 engine is an interference engine which means the pistons and the valves share the same space and is controlled by the timing belt. now when the belt snaps theres a good chance the piston will hit one or more valves. cyl 4 most likely did this. you need a new cylinder head get a rebuilt one not one from a scrapyard. you will need to pull the head off or use a bore scope on cyl 4 and see if the piston or cylinder wall is jacked up, if it is kiss your motor goodbye. if its ok replace the head and it should be fine.

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