Some Kia models have a timing chain and some have a belt depending upon their design requirements. If you drive a Kia Rio, Picanto, Cerato, Sorento, Sedona, Venga, Optima, or Sportage, then you have a timing chain that is a critical component for your engines performance.
Does the Kia k5 have a timing belt or chain?
2020 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain All 2020 Kia Optima engines have a timing chain and are interference.
Does 2018 Kia Soul have timing belt or chain?
The 2018 Kia soul has a timing chain and not a timing belt. This is to ensure that you dont have to replace the belt as a timing chain is meant to last for the life of your vehicles engine.
Does the 2020 Kia Sorento have a timing belt or chain?
All 2020 Kia Sorento models have a timing chain and an interference engine.
Do Kia Souls have a lot of problems?
The Main issues dealt with engine problems, electrical issues, and concerns about the brakes. The Kia Soul engine problems were characterized by the check engine light being on, engine failure, vehicle speed control issues, and the engine losing power. The cylinder gasket failure can cause a complete engine failure.
Do you change timing chains?
A timing chain is made of metal, similar to a bicycle chain. A timing belt typically needs to be replaced between 40,000 and 100,000 miles depending on the vehicle. Its a few hundred dollar repair. A timing chain doesnt need to be replaced unless there is a problem with it.