Question about 2001 Hyundai Sonata
You should be able to do it with commom hand tools. But it would be wise to purchase a repair manual like Haynes or Chiltons specific to your vehicle and read over the procedure before attempting it to see if you want to tackle the job yourself. Also keep in mind that if your vehicle jumped timing there's a possibility that you could have bent valves. The only way to know this is by either removing the head (last choice) or putting the new timing belt on and checking for compression or simply trying to start it. You will also need a floor jack to support the engine because you will have to remove the mount on the side your timing belt is on to replace it. So to do it yourself you will need: 1)a repair manual for reference and it will also show you how to line up your timing marks, 2) good set of hand tools, 3) floor jack and block of wood (to place on the jack to protect the oil pan while you use it to support the engine), 4) patience, especially if you've never done one before it also wouldn't hurt to have someone who has done a few timing belts to at least be handy if you need a second set of eyes or hands. Because if you get the timing wrong the car won't start and there's always the possibility of internal damage. Once you've replaced it and you try to start the car if it doesn't start double check your timing marks, if they're good, then do a compression check of each cylinder if you have low compression then you have no choice but to remove the cylinder head and have any damaged valves replaced. Hope that helps, gl.
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 06, 2013 | 2004 Kia Sedona
Feb 24, 2012 | Toyota Camry Cars & Trucks
Sep 10, 2011 | Dodge Neon Cars & Trucks
Aug 30, 2011 | Hyundai Sonata Cars & Trucks
Jan 10, 2010 | 1994 Toyota Corolla
Oct 12, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Sep 07, 2009 | 1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Jun 08, 2009 | 1999 Lexus ES 300
Mar 18, 2009 | 2005 Honda Civic
Mar 10, 2009 | 2002 Toyota Camry
Feb 24, 2017 | 2001 Hyundai Sonata
182 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: