Removal & Installation
Timing belt maintenance is extremely important. All Hyundai models use interference-type non-freewheeling engines. Should the timing belt break in these engines, the valves in the cylinder head will come in contact with the pistons, causing major engine damage. The recommended replacement interval for timing belts is 60,000 miles.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
- Move the timing belt tensioner pulley toward the water pump and secure it.
- Remove the timing belt.
- Install the timing belt and turn the crankshaft sprocket in a reverse direction and align the timing marks.
- Turn the crankshaft two turns in its operating direction and realign the camshaft sprocket timing mark to Top Dead Center (TDC).
Install or connect the following:
Timing belt cover. Tighten the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
- Refill the engine with coolant to the correct level.