Question about 2001 Hyundai Sonata
My wife's 2001 sonata (96,000km) broke its alternator belt while driving to work. I picked up the car and drove it to the nearest garage (not a hyundai dealership). When they replaced the alternator belt it was thrown off and then the timing belt failed - and did terrible internal damage. Ther cost of the repair is more than the value of the car. I called Hyundai to inquire about the amazing coincidence here. The head mechanic says that the garage should have checked for play in the crankshaft pulley before putting the alternator belt on and this could have caused the timing belt to jump. However the Hyundai Service Manager says this could not happen..... So is there any relationship between an improper alternator belt installation and the jumped timing belt...or was it just my very bad luck and timing?? Is there anything else that I should know.....my great car is now worthless...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing - 2.4L engines
1. Install the drive belt to the accessory drive pulley.
2. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise.
3. Install the drive belt to the alternator.
4. Ensure the drive belt is properly aligned and seated into the grooves of the accessory drive pulleys.
5. Slowly release the drive belt tensioner
6. Install the engine splash shield.
7. Lower the vehicle.
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