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#5370 of 5569 Re: Hyundai 2001 Elantra - Timing Belt [omthk]
Jan 15, 2009 (6:36 am)
In most every state (CA may be an exception) the timing belt is a 60k maintenance item for replacement. So you should have it done. If it should break, the engine will be trashed. If the other belts are cracked too, those should be replaced. Might be cheaper to have them all done at the same time--ask the dealer if they can give you a break on the fee if you do that. If you don't trust that dealer, you can always get a second opinion from another mechanic.
#5371 of 5569 Re: Hyundai 2001 Elantra - Timing Belt [omthk]
Jan 15, 2009 (8:17 am)
On some vehicles if the timing belt goes it can cause some serious damage to the engine. It is recommended at 60K but I have heard some mechanics say you can probably squeeze 90K out of the belts. I am not sure about the Elantra, but for peace of mind I would change it. Especially since it is a 2001 and it is now 2009.
#5372 of 5569 Re: Hyundai 2001 Elantra - Timing Belt [elantraowner]
Jan 15, 2009 (3:25 pm)
Thanks to both of you, Your input is highly apprecieted
#5373 of 5569 Re: Hyundai 2001 Elantra - Timing Belt [omthk]
Jan 16, 2009 (7:16 am)
I haven't checked my wife's Elantra maintenance schedule but if the timing belt is listed as 'replace every 60K' and the vehicle is still under the 10/100 powertrain warranty (original owner or transferable Hyundai extended warranty) then you will need to get it changed to maintain the powertrain warranty as it relates to timing-belt issues.
And they shouldn't charge any extra labor to replace the other belts at the same time; just the parts cost alone (maybe $45 or so).
#5374 of 5569 Re: Hyundai 2001 Elantra - Timing Belt [fushigi]
Jan 16, 2009 (7:45 am)
The timing belt replacement is not labor free as it is considered normal maintenance as will other belts, wipers, oil change. But if you don't replace it or don't keep up with what would be considered a regular preventive maintenance schedule as recommended by hyundai on the vehicle, you could risk having your your 10/10 warranty voided. I recall receiving a paper that made me aware of that when I purchased the car. In other words, if the timing belt went bad before 60K you would have a strong position to cover engine repair under the warranty. If it goes at 75K and you hadn't replaced it, as recommended, you may be out of luck.
#5375 of 5569 Re: Hyundai 2001 Elantra - Timing Belt [elantraowner]
Jan 16, 2009 (7:49 am)
The timing belt replacement is not labor free
I never said it was. I said the other belts should be labor-free. I've done timing belt replacements several times and have always had the other belts replaced at the same time for nothing more than the parts cost.
Agree on the warranty coverage. That was my main point in posting - you need to provide adequate maintenance as prescribed by Hyundai (not necessarily the dealer) to maintain warranty coverage. Basically RTFM.
#5376 of 5569 advice on 2005 GLS
Jan 16, 2009 (2:51 pm)
Im about to purchase a MINT condition in and out 2005 ELantra GLS in
Beige with only 16700 miles on it!. The final price was $9400.00, plus
NJ sales tax.
This car looks like it just came off the showroom floor.
Is this a good deal??
#5377 of 5569 Re: advice on 2005 GLS [nodule]
Jan 16, 2009 (3:31 pm)
Hatch or sedan? AT or stick? ABS and/or moonroof options?
Assuming it's an automatic sedan (most common type of Elantra) with no other options, KBB for a car with those miles in excellent condition is $9885 retail and $8010 private party. So if you are buying the car from a dealer, the price is pretty good. Not very good if it's from a private party. Used car values are depressed right now, just like new car prices, so there may still be some room to negotiate if this is from a dealer. While shopping for a used car recently (including Elantras), I found many excellent units at well below the KBB value.
#5378 of 5569 Re: advice on 2005 GLS [backy]
Jan 16, 2009 (5:50 pm)
Don't forget to check values on nada.com also.
N.A.D.A. has equal recognition (or better than KBB). KBB usually, but not always, lists higher prices for the "same car" than NADA does.
#5379 of 5569 Re: advice on 2005 GLS [bhmr59]
Jan 16, 2009 (6:13 pm)
I've found the NADA values are typically inflated out of real-world realm compared to KBB and Edmunds. But as I noted, even KBB prices are on the high side now--maybe they can't keep up with the deflation in used car prices?