Santa Fe, Vera Cruz 2006-2008

Timing Chain Cover & Seal

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Removal & Installation



3.3L & 3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfaces.


    NOTE
    To avoid damage, unplug the wiring connectors carefully while holding the connector portion.


    NOTE
    Mark all wiring and hoses to avoid misconnection.


    NOTE
    Turn the crankshaft pulley so that the No. 1 piston is at Top Dead Center (TDC).

  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery.
  4.  
  5. Remove the engine cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air duct.
  8.  
  9. Remove the intake air hose and air cleaner assembly.
    1. Disconnect the AFS connector (A).
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the breather hose (B) from air cleaner hose.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the ECM connector.
    6.  
    7. Remove the intake air hose (C) and air cleaner (D).

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      Fig. Remove the intake air hose (C) and air cleaner assembly (D)

    8.  

  10.  
  11. Remove the RH front wheel.
  12.  
  13. Remove the undercover.
  14.  
  15. Remove the RH side cover.
  16.  
  17. Drain the engine coolant. Remove the radiator cap to speed draining.
  18.  
  19. Remove the upper radiator hose.
  20.  
  21. Drain the engine oil.
  22.  
  23. Remove the lower oil pan. Refer to Oil Pan, removal & installation.
  24.  
  25. Place a jack underneath the upper oil pan.
  26.  
  27. Loosen the transaxle mounting bolts (A) without removing the transaxle mounting (B).

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    Fig. Loosen the transaxle mounting bolts (A) without removing the transaxle mounting (B)

  28.  
  29. Remove the engine coolant reservoir tank (A).
  30.  
  31. Remove the engine mounting bracket (B).

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    Fig. Remove the engine coolant reservoir tank (A) and the engine mounting bracket (B)

  32.  
  33. Loosen the A/C pipe bracket mounting bolt.
  34.  
  35. Remove the No. 1 engine mounting (A) through the lower position of the A/C pipe line.

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    Fig. Remove the No. 1 engine mounting (A) through the lower position of the A/C pipe line

  36.  
  37. Remove the surge tank and engine wiring.
    1. Disconnect the RH oxygen sensor connector.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the VIS solenoid valve connector.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the power steering oil pressure sensor connector.
    6.  
    7. Disconnect the RH injector connector and the ignition coil connector.
    8.  
    9. Disconnect the OCV connector and knock sensor connector.
    10.  
    11. Disconnect the LH front oxygen sensor connector, alternator connector, and air compressor connector.
    12.  
    13. Disconnect the LH ignition coil connector, injector connector, condenser connector, and ground
    14.  
    15. Remove the wiring harness protector.
    16.  
    17. Disconnect the LH CMPS and oil pressure switch connector.
    18.  
    19. Disconnect the ETC connector and the knock sensor connector.
    20.  
    21. Disconnect the PCSV connector, the MAP sensor connector, and the PCSV hose.
    22.  
    23. Remove the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) bracket.
    24.  
    25. Disconnect the water hoses from the ETC.
    26.  
    27. Disconnect the PCV hose.
    28.  
    29. Disconnect the brake vacuum hose.
    30.  
    31. Remove the surge tank stay.
    32.  
    33. Remove the connector bracket from the surge tank.
    34.  
    35. Remove the surge tank (A).
      NOTE
      Cover the inlet of intake manifold with a clean woven stuff or vinyl cover to prevent foreign materials from entering.



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      Fig. Remove the surge tank (A)

    36.  

  38.  
  39. Remove the cylinder head cover.
    1. Remove the connector bracket (A) from the LH cylinder head cover.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the RH ignition coil connector(A), the condenser connector (B) and remove the wiring bracket (C).

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      Fig. Remove the connector bracket (A) from the LH cylinder head cover

    4.  
    5. Remove the LH and RH ignition coils.
    6.  
    7. Remove the LH and RH cylinder head covers.
      NOTE
      Cover the upside of engine head with a clean vinyl cover to prevent foreign materials from entering.

    8.  

  40.  
  41. Set No. 1 cylinder to TDC/compression.
    1. Turn the crankshaft pulley and align its groove with the timing mark "T" of the lower timing chain cover.
      WARNING
      Do not rotate engine counterclockwise.

    2.  
    3. Check that the mark (A) of the camshaft timing sprockets are in straight line on the cylinder head surface as shown in the illustration. If not, turn the crankshaft one revolution (360°). Do not rotate engine counterclockwise.

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      Fig. Turn the crankshaft pulley and align its groove with the timing mark "T" of the lower timing chain cover



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      Fig. Check that the mark (A) of the camshaft timing sprockets are in straight line on the cylinder head surface as shown

    4.  

  42.  
  43. Remove the accessory drive belt. Refer to Accessory Drive Belts, removal & installation.
  44.  
  45. Remove the crankshaft damper pulley. Refer to Crankshaft Damper, removal & installation.
    NOTE
    Use the SST (flywheel stopper, 09231-3C300) to remove the crankshaft pulley bolt, after removing the starter.

  46.  
  47. Lift up the engine assembly by using the jack.
  48.  
  49. Remove the power steering pump.
  50.  
  51. Remove the air conditioner compressor.
  52.  
  53. Remove the alternator.
  54.  
  55. Remove the drive belt idler.
  56.  
  57. Remove the drive belt auto tensioner.
  58.  
  59. Remove water pump pulley.
  60.  
  61. Remove the timing chain cover (A).
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the contact surfaces of the cylinder block, cylinder head, or timing chain cover.



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    Fig. Remove the timing chain cover (A)



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    Fig. Exploded view of timing chain and related components

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To install:

  1. Install the timing chain cover.
    1. The sealant locations on the chain cover and on the counter parts (cylinder head, cylinder block, and lower oil pan) must be free of engine oil and any debris.
    2.  
    3. Before assembling the timing chain cover, the liquid sealant TB 1217H should be applied on the gap between cylinder head and cylinder block.
      NOTE
      The part must be assembled within 5 minutes after the sealant is applied. Use a bead width of 0.1 inch (2.5mm).

    4.  
    5. After applying liquid sealant TB1217H on the timing chain cover, the part must be assembled within 5 minutes.
      NOTE
      The sealant should be applied in a continuous bead. Bead width: 0.1 inch (2.5mm).

    6.  
    7. Install a new gasket to the timing chain cover.
    8.  
    9. The dowel pins on the cylinder block and holes on the timing chain cover should be used as a reference in order to aid assembly of the timing chain cover into position.
    10.  
    11. Tighten the timing cover as shown in the illustration.

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      Fig. Tighten the timing chain cover as shown

    12.  

  2.  
  3. Wait 30 minutes after the timing chain cover was assembled before starting the engine.
  4.  
  5. Install the water pump pulley. Tighten to 69-87 inch lbs. (8-10 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the drive belt auto tensioner. Tighten to Bolt (B): 60-63 ft. lbs. (81-85 Nm). Bolt (C): 13-16 ft. lbs. (18-22 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the drive belt idler. Tighten to 39-43 ft. lbs. (53-58 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the alternator. Tighten to 20-25 ft. lbs. (27-33 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the air conditioner compressor.
  14.  
  15. Install the power steering pump.
  16.  
  17. Lower the engine assembly using the jack.
  18.  
  19. Using SST (09231-3C100), install the timing chain cover oil seal.
  20.  
  21. Using SST (09231-3C300), install the crankshaft damper pulley. Tighten to 210-224 ft. lbs. (284-304 Nm).
  22.  
  23. Install the accessory drive belt. Refer to Accessory Drive Belts, removal & installation.
  24.  
  25. Install the cylinder head cover.
    1. The hardening sealant located on the upper area between the timing chain cover and the cylinder head should be removed before assembling the cylinder head cover.
    2.  
    3. After applying sealant (TB1217H), it should be assembled within 5 minutes. Bead width: 0.1 inch (2.5mm).
    4.  
    5. Wait 30 minutes after the cylinder head cover was assembled before starting the engine.
    6.  
    7. Install the cylinder head cover bolts as shown in the illustration. Tighten to 87-104 inch lbs. (10-12 Nm).
      NOTE
      Do not reuse the cylinder head cover gasket.



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      Fig. Tighten the cylinder head cover bolts in the sequence shown

    8.  

  26.  
  27. Install the ignition coils.
  28.  
  29. Connect the RH ignition coil connector, the condenser connector, and install the wiring bracket.
  30.  
  31. Install the connector bracket from the LH cylinder head cover.
  32.  
  33. Install the surge tank. Tighten to 87-104 inch lbs. (10-12 Nm).
    1. Install the connector bracket(A) on the surge tank. Tighten to 210-224 ft. lbs. (284-304 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Install the surge tank stay. Tighten to 20-23 ft. lbs. (27-31 Nm).
    4.  

  34.  
  35. Connect the brake vacuum hose.
  36.  
  37. Connect the PCV hose.
  38.  
  39. Connect the water hoses to the ETC.
  40.  
  41. Install the ETC bracket. Tighten to 12-19 ft. lbs. (16-26 Nm).
  42.  
  43. Connect the PCSV connector, the MAP sensor connector, and the PCSV hose.
  44.  
  45. Connect the ETC connector and the knock sensor connector.
  46.  
  47. Connect the LH CMPS and oil pressure switch connector.
  48.  
  49. Install the wiring harness protector, and connect the LH ignition connector, injector connector, condenser connector, and ground.
  50.  
  51. Connect the OCV connector and knock sensor connector.
  52.  
  53. Connect the LH front oxygen sensor connector, alternator connector, and air compressor connector.
  54.  
  55. Connect the RH injector connector and the ignition coil connector.
  56.  
  57. Connect the power steering oil pressure sensor connector.
  58.  
  59. Connect the RH oxygen sensor connector and VIS solenoid valve connector.
  60.  
  61. Connect the RH oxygen sensor connector.
  62.  
  63. Install the No. 1 engine mounting through the lower position of A/C pipe line. Tighten to 36-47 ft. lbs. (49-64 Nm).
  64.  
  65. Install the A/C pipe bracket mounting bolt.
  66.  
  67. Install the engine coolant reservoir tank.
  68.  
  69. Install the engine mounting bracket. Tighten to 47-62 ft. lbs. (64-83 Nm).
  70.  
  71. Install the transaxle mounting bolts. Tighten to 36-47 ft. lbs. (49-64 Nm).
  72.  
  73. Remove the jack from the upper oil pan.
  74.  
  75. Install the lower oil pan. Refer to Oil Pan, removal & installation. Uniformly tighten the bolts in several passes. Tighten to 87-104 inch lbs. (10-12 Nm).
  76.  
  77. Install the upper radiator hose.
  78.  
  79. Install the side cover.
  80.  
  81. Install the undercover.
  82.  
  83. Install the front wheels.
  84.  
  85. Install the intake air hose and air cleaner assembly.
    1. Install the intake air hose and air cleaner.
    2.  
    3. Connect the ECM connector.
    4.  
    5. Connect the breather hose to air cleaner hose.
    6.  
    7. Connect the AFS connector.
    8.  
    9. Install the air duct.
    10.  

  86.  
  87. Install the engine cover.
  88.  
  89. Connect the negative terminal to the battery.
  90.  
  91. Refill the engine with the proper amount and type of engine oil.
  92.  
  93. Refill the radiator and reservoir tank with engine coolant.
  94.  
  95. Bleed the air from the cooling system.
  96.  
  97. Run the engine and check for leaks.
  98.  

 
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