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2003 Spectra: Kia..Car is 4cyl 1.4 Automatic..Engine oil..driven

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Kia 2003 Spectra engine locked up. Car is 4cyl 1.4 Automatic. Engine oil changed 2 months ago and driven less than 400 miles. About a week prior, the engine started to shake when taken up to 60mph, but no knocks in engine. The timing belt was also missing, when towed to mechanic. Should I try to get engine rebuilt or by a new one or get rid of car altogether?
i professionally recommend buying a new engine or a used good engine you can get a good used engine for the price it would cost you to have a repair shop rebuild this engine for you so professionally speaking i would replace the engine with a used one or rebuilt one this is your best bet and just get rid of the engine that is locked up


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

About how much would it cost to take out the locked up engine and replace it with a "good" used engine? I live in NYC and mechanics here charge about $99/hr.

 

Thanks.

my shop i would charge bout 500.00 to take out and reinstall an engine
i charge 50.00 an hour though and roughly 10 hour job that complete and thorough engine swap
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Do you know or have any mechanic connections in NYC?

 

I DO KNOW ONE GOOD REPAIR SHOP GIVE ME A FEW MINUTES OK
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

OK. Thanks.

 

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
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