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2004 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan Auto

2004 Kia Optima
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Compact
22 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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October 14, 2012, 7:12 am

Angelica K
 

Question: why is my engine vibrating and squealing and my check engine light is on is this my timing belt?

Car vibrates and squeals even when I turn on the heat or ac or defrost I think its the timing belt.


October 16, 2012, 7:45 pm

Tyler O
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The timing belt wont squeal. It's probably an accessory belt.

The check engine lamp is probably unrelated to the noise, but maybe the vibration. Check the fault codes from the engine computer using an obd2 scan tool.


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