Hyundai Santa Fe 2001-05

Timing Belt & Sprockets

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Removal & Installation



2.7L Engine


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Fig. Exploded view of the timing belt assembly-2.7L engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Engine cover
     

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  5. Using a 16mm wrench, rotate the tensioner arm clockwise about 14 degrees and remove the drive belt.

    Power steering pump pulley, idler pulley, tensioner pulley and crankshaft pulley
     
    Upper and lower timing covers
     
    Timing belt tensioner
     

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  7. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing mark to set the No. 1 cylinder to Top Dead Center (TDC). Make sure the timing marks of the camshaft sprocket and cylinder head cover should align with each other.
    NOTE
    If reusing the belt, mark the direction of rotation on the belt to ensure proper belt installation.

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  9. Unbolt the tensioner and remove the belt.
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  11. Hold the flange of the camshaft with a wrench, unfasten the sprocket bolts and remove the sprockets.
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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Idler pulley on the water pump boss
     
    Idler pulley to the roll pin that is pressed in the water pump boss
     
    Tensioner arm and plain washer to the block
     
    Tensioner pulley to the tensioner arm
     
    Camshaft sprockets and align the timing marks. Tighten the bolts to 65-80 ft. lbs. (90-110 Nm).
     

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  3. Compress the tensioner and install a set pin to keep the plunger in position.

    Tensioner and tighten the bolt to 14-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm)
     

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  5. Align the sprocket timing marks and install the belt in the following order:

    Crankshaft sprocket
     
    Idler pulley
     
    Camshaft sprocket on the left hand side
     
    Water pump pulley
     
    Camshaft sprocket on the right hand side
     
    Tensioner pulley
     

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  7. Remove the tensioner set pin.
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  9. Adjust the timing belt tension as follows:
    1. Rotate the crankshaft 2 turns clockwise and measure the projected length of the auto tensioner at TDC after being installed for 5 minutes.
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    3. The projected length should be 6-8mm. Make sure the timing marks are in their specified positions or remove and reinstall the belt.
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  11. Install or connect the following:

    Upper and lower timing belt covers
     
    Power steering pump pulley, idler pulley, tensioner pulley and crankshaft pulley
     
    Drive belt
     
    Engine cover

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    Fig. Correct timing marks alignment with the timing belt installed-2.7L engine



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    Fig. Remove the set pin from the auto tensioner-2.7L engine



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    Fig. The projected length of the auto tensioner at Top Dead Center (TDC) should be 6-8mm-2.7L engine

     

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