Santa Fe, Vera Cruz 2006-2008

Timing Belt & Sprockets 2

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engine

Specific to:

Hyundai Santa Fe 2006

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the passenger side wheel.
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  5. Remove the side cover.
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  7. Remove the engine cover.
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  9. Disconnect the power steering hose from the engine mount bracket.
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  11. Support the engine with a jack and a wooden block and remove the engine mount bracket.
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  13. Disconnect the connectors from the upper timing belt cover.
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  15. Remove the upper timing belt cover.
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  17. Remove the drive belt.
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  19. Remove the 2 alternator mounting nuts and 2 bolts attaching the engine support bracket.
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  21. Loosen the 5 engine support bracket bolts.
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  23. Remove the alternator.
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  25. Remove the engine support bracket by moving the engine up and down slightly and remove the bracket upwards.
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  27. Remove the auto tensioner.
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  29. 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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  31. Unbolt the tensioner and remove the belt.
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  33. Hold the flange of the camshaft with a wrench, unfasten the sprocket bolts and remove the sprockets.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the timing belt assembly-3.5L engine

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To install:

  1. Install the idler pulley to the engine support bracket.
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  3. Install the tensioner arm, shaft and washer to the block. Tighten to 25-40 ft. lbs. (35-55 Nm).

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    Fig. Install the tensioner arm, shaft and washer to the block-3.5L engine



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    Fig. After installing the crankshaft sprocket, align the timing mark as shown-3.5L engine

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  5. Install the crankshaft sprocket and align the timing mark as illustrated. Tighten the bolts to 60-74 ft. lbs. (80-100 Nm). Be careful not to bend the crankshaft sensing blade.

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    Fig. Install the camshaft sprockets and align the timing marks as shown-3.5L engine

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  7. Install the auto tensioner to the oil pump case. If the auto tensioner is in its fully extended position, perform the following:
    1. Place the tensioner in a soft jawed vise in a level position. Use a plain washer if there is a plug at the bottom of the tensioner.
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    3. Slowly compress the rod until the set hole in the rod is aligned with the set hole in the tensioner.
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    5. Insert a 3.8-4.5mm pin through the tensioner body and rod.
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  9. Align the timing marks of each sprocket and install the timing belt in this order:

    Crankshaft sprocket
     
    Idler pulley
     
    Left hand exhaust camshaft sprocket
     
    Right hand intake camshaft sprocket
     
    Right hand exhaust camshaft sprocket
     
    Tensioner pulley
     

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  11. Make sure the engine is at TDC or remove the belt and reset to TDC, then, reinstall the belt as outlined above.
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  13. Adjust the belt tension as follows with the tensioner pin still installed:
    NOTE
    Be careful not to turn the tensioner pulley with the center bolt while tightening the bolt.

    1. Turn the crankshaft 1 / 4 turn counterclockwise. Turn it clockwise to fit it into the TDC position.
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    3. Release the center bolt and apply tension to the belt using a torque wrench and the tensioner pulley socket as shown in the accompanying illustration and tighten the center bolt to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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    5. Tighten the auto tensioner bolt to 31-39 ft. lbs. (43-55 Nm) and pull out the pin.
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  15. Adjust the belt tension as follows with the tensioner pin removed:
    NOTE
    Be careful not to turn the tensioner pulley with the center bolt as you tighten the bolt.

    1. Turn the crankshaft 2 rotations clockwise and measure the projected load of the auto tensioner in the TDC position after 5 minutes. The projected length should be 3.8-4.5mm.
    2.  

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  17. Check that all timing marks are aligned.
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  19. Install the engine support bracket.
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  21. Install the timing belt cover.
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  23. Install the alternator and drive belt.
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  25. Install the engine mount bracket.
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  27. Install the side cover.
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  29. Install the engine cover.
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  31. Install the wheel.

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    Fig. Install the auto tensioner-3.5L engine



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    Fig. Insert a 3.8-4.5mm pin through the tensioner body and rod when resetting the tensioner-3.5L engine



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    Fig. Release the center bolt and apply tension to the belt using a torque wrench and the tensioner pulley socket as shown-3.5L engine

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