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I have a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. Its Engine is 2.o L (120.5) DOHC MFI 16-valve4 -cyl inline engine. It has 90,000 miles on it. When I bought it, it had 89,000 miles. Should I change the timing belt for this car? Does the timing belt deterioration depend on the vehicle's age or the mileage? Idont know whether the timing belt was changed by the earlier owner.

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Most manufactures recommend changing the Timing belt at around 60,000 miles or 7 years. The have been known to last a lot longer than that but it is cheaper to have it replaced than to risk critical and expensive engine damage if it breaks.

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WHERE IS THE SERPENTINE BELT LOCATED ON A 2003 HYUNDAI SONATA


Vehicles Covered: Hyundai Sonata 2002-2004 (2.4L & 2.7L Engines)

In 2003, Hyundai produced two types of Sonata:
Available engines:
4 Cylinders 2.4L VIN "S", MFI DOHC - see Figures 1 and 3.
6 Cylinders 2.7L VIN "H", MFI DOHC - see Figures 2 and 3.

To differentiate between these types of 2003 Hyundai Sonatas, the VIN 8th digit (Engine Type) will either be "S" or "H" as in the table above.

To locate the Engine drive belt, jack up the vehicle & place it onto jack stands, then slide under the car (toss a cardboard mat down first), then, once under the car, remove the (plastic) engine splash shield. Once removed, the drive & accessory belts are easily observed.

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Fig. 1 Accessory Drive Belt Routing 2.4L (4 cyl) Engine - Hyundai Sonata
The "COMPRESSOR" refers to the A/C compressor, and "GENERATOR" refers to the Alternator.


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Fig. 2 Accessory Drive Belt Routing 2.7L (6 cyl) Engine - Hyundai Sonata
The Belt Routing on the Left is "With A/C", on the Right is "without A/C"

Inspection - Drivebelt and Accessory Belts

Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. Worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced.

Drivebelt Removal & Installation - 2003 Sonata (2.4L and 2.7L engines)

Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the engine splash shield.
Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise to release the drive belt tension.
Remove the drive belt from the alternator.
Slowly release the drive belt tensioner.
Remove the drive belt from the accessory drive pulleys.

To install:

Install the drive belt to the accessory drive pulley.
Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise.
Install the drive belt to the alternator.
Ensure the drive belt is properly aligned and seated into the grooves of the accessory drive pulleys.
Slowly release the drive belt tensioner
Install the engine splash shield.
Lower the vehicle.

Here's the best illustration I can find of the Hyundai 2.4L and 2.7L engines - the drivebelt seems to be located on the passenger side of both of these transversely mounted engines.

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Fig. 3 Hyundai 2.4L and 2.7L engines - Underhood sensor locations 2002-2004 only

Glossary of Acronyms
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A/C - Air Conditioning
DOHC - Dual Overhead Cam
MFI - Multi-port Fuel Injection

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If the engine is a 2.4 L SFI 4 Cyl, the schedule is every 105,000 miles. I do recommend 90,000 to 100,000 miles is the best time to replace.

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If the timing belt keeps breaking and bending valves, the timing belt and cylinder head repair is not being done correctly. It's as simple as that. Are you changing the tensioner and idler pullies when replacing the belt? Is it timed correctly? Was the timing belt tension adjusted properly? Were the cam journals checked for damage? If not, you are asking for another belt failure.

If you want to know why the check engine light is coming on, you will have to ask your engine computer. Every time the light comes on it is storing a fault code to tell you why. You must scan your engine control module to retrieve the fault code(s) so you can get it properly diagnosed and repaired.

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2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MFI DOHC 6cylWater Pump - Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Accessory drive belts Water pump pulley Timing belt, tensioner and idler pulley Water pump

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    Fig. Water pump assembly-XG 300 and XG 350 (click over pic for zoom)

To install:
  1. Clean all mating surfaces of any residual gasket material.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    Water pump with a new gasket and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) Tensioner and timing belt and idler pulley Water pump pulley and drive belts Negative battery cable
  3. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
  4. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
To install:
  1. Clean all mating surfaces of any residual gasket material.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    Water pump with a new gasket and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) Tensioner and timing belt and idler pulley Water pump pulley and drive belts Negative battery cable
  3. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
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Fig. Water pump bolt lengths-3.5L engine

Install the water pump with new gaskets and O-rings. Tighten the bolts to the following specifications:
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  2. 1.5L DOHC engine: 14-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm).
  3. 1.6L DOHC engine: 14-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm).
  4. 1.8L, 2.0L, and 2.4L engines: 14-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm).
  5. 2.5L engine: 11-16 ft. lbs. (15-22 Nm).

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