Hyundai Coupes/Sedans 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Belts

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The belts which drive the water pump, alternator, power steering pump and air conditioner compressor are of the V-rib design. Belts should be inspected for signs of damage or wear every 30,000 miles (48,000 km).

INSPECTION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Inspect the belts for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately. It is best to replace all drive belts at one time, as a preventive maintenance measure, during this service operation.



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Fig. Fig. 1: There are typically 3 types of accessory drive belts found on vehicles today



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Fig. Fig. 2: An example of a healthy drive belt



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Fig. Fig. 3: Deep cracks in this belt will cause flex, building up heat that will eventually lead to belt failure



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Fig. Fig. 4: The cover of this belt is worn, exposing the critical reinforcing cords to excessive wear



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Fig. Fig. 5: Installing too wide a belt can result in serious belt wear and/or breakage

ADJUSTING



Alternator
EXCEPT SONATA V6

See Figures 6, 7, 8 and 9



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Fig. Fig. 6: Alternator tension adjuster bolt nut "B" runs through the adjusting mechanism into the alternator case



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Fig. Fig. 7: The alternator tension adjuster bolt is used to hold the tension on the alternator belt



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Fig. Fig. 8: Using a finger, check the deflection on the belt. If too loose or too tight, adjust tension with the adjuster bolt



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Fig. Fig. 9: Alternator support nut "A" and tension adjuster lockbolt "B" location-except Sonata

  1. Loosen the alternator support nut "A" and the tension adjuster lockbolt "B".
  2.  
  3. Using the tension adjuster bolt, adjust the belt tension so the belt deflects 0.35-41 inches (9-11mm) when 77-110 lbs (350-500 N) of force is exerted on the belt midway between the pulleys.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the adjuster lockbolt "B" 9-11 ft. lbs. (12-15 Nm) and the alternator support bolt "A" to 14-18 ft. lbs. (20-25 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Check the belt deflection and readjust as necessary.
  8.  

SONATA V6

See Figure 10



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Fig. Fig. 10: Power steering pump pulley bolt "A" and tension adjuster "B" location-Sonata

A single procedure adjusts both the alternator and power steering pump belt tension on Sonata.

  1. Loosen the tension pulley bolt "A".
  2.  
  3. Using the tension adjuster bolt, adjust the belt tension so the belt deflects 0.15-0.19 inches (4-5mm) when the belt is pressed midway between the pulleys.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the tension pulley bolt "A" to 28-43 ft. lbs. (30-60 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Check the belt deflection and readjust as necessary.
  8.  

POWER STEERING PUMP

See Figure 11



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Fig. Fig. 11: Power steering pump adjuster bolt location-except Sonata V6

  1. Loosen the power steering pump adjuster bolt.
  2.  
  3. Move the power steering pump to adjust belt tension so the belt deflects 0.24-0.35 inches (6-9mm) when pressed midway between the pulleys.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the adjusting bolt to 25-36 ft. lbs. (35-50 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Crank the engine one or more revolutions.
  8.  
  9. Check the belt deflection and readjust as necessary.
  10.  

AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR

See Figure 12



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Fig. Fig. 12: Air conditioning compressor tension pulley adjusting bolt "A" and adjustment bolt "B" location

  1. Loosen the tension pulley adjusting bolt "A".
  2.  
  3. Adjust the belt deflection with adjustment bolt "B" so the belt deflects 0.31 inches (8mm) when pressure is exerted on the belt midway between the pulleys.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the tension pulley adjusting bolt "A" to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Crank the engine one or more revolutions.
  8.  
  9. Check the belt deflection and readjust as necessary.
  10.  

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 13 through 17

It may be necessary to remove more than one belt in order to access the desired belt. Always note belt routing for reference upon installation.



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Fig. Fig. 13: Belt routing guide-Tiburon and 1996-98 Elantra



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Fig. Fig. 14: Belt routing guide-Excel and Scoupe



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Fig. Fig. 15: Belt routing guide-Elantra and Sonata



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Fig. Fig. 16: Belt routing guide-Sonata V6



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Fig. Fig. 17: Belt routing guide-Accent

  1. Loosen belt tension as described in adjustment procedure.
  2.  
  3. Remove belt from engine.
  4.  
  5. Inspect pulleys for damage or wear and replace as necessary.
  6.  
  7. Install belt, routing as noted or as specified in belt routing illustration.
  8.  
  9. Ensure that the belt is properly positioned on all pulleys.
  10.  
  11. Adjust belt tension to proper specification.
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