04 kia rio slipped timing belt questions

06-19-2010, 03:09 PM
04 kia rio cinco

Timing belt tensioner broke while driving 65mph on the highway. Belt is intact. I moved the crank to a position where i know it wouldnt interfer with valve movement and attempted to rotate the intake and exhause cam gears.

intake cam gear is very hard to turn and jerks/springs into position

exhaust can does about same thing but after it springs into place its got alot of free play.

Im assuming i have alot of bent valves but what is the chances that there is no holes in the pistons or that the head is repairable?

If its done for i dont want to waist the time to pull the head off.

06-19-2010, 05:14 PM
My opinion is that you will need to take head off to determine what can and cannot be repaired. You could have gotten lucky and just need a head or valves. Have you pulled the valve cover just to see top of head?

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