Last post on Nov 18, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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Hyundai Santa Fe, Auto Repair, SUV
#38 of 43 Re: Noise if timing belt broke? [dick58]
Sep 02, 2012 (10:45 am)
Thanks Dick, I did not hear any bad sounds when it died so am hoping fuel filter or something along sensors. But the scary part is way the starter did not kick in and if bad starter, would not kill engine. Course wont know till Tuesday. Thanks again.
#39 of 43 timing belt
Oct 26, 2012 (12:59 am)
I have a 2004 Santa Fe changed the timing belt at 60k that did not keep the engine from failing the other day at 109k . Timing belt , pulley etc all failed mechanic said never seen anything like that before . It ruined the engine oh well was 6 weeks from trading for new vehicle , just moved my time frame up a bit . Loved that car but will never get another one unless Hyundai re- engineers that engine timing belt issue .
#40 of 43 Re: timing belt [ron2015]
Nov 02, 2012 (1:30 pm)
Loved that car but will never get another one unless Hyundai re- engineers that engine timing belt issue .
New Hyundai's don't require timing belt changes any more, if I recall correctly. They all now use a timing chain.
#41 of 43 Yeah apparently we're...
Nov 03, 2012 (1:00 pm)
moving backwards on the timing chain vs. timing belt deal. My 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS has a timing chain, too, and I notice this is becoming a semi-universal standard now. Tell me VW also uses timing chains...eh?
#42 of 43 2004 Santa Fe engine cover
Nov 18, 2012 (1:44 pm)
I just had my timing belt changed by the dealer. I'm now getting a hi pitch whine when I accelerate which wasn't there before. Also, my engine cover is ow made do plastic, and I could swear that it was originally metal? Am I crazy?
#43 of 43 Re: 2004 Santa Fe engine cover [barryouellette]
Nov 18, 2012 (8:00 pm)
The engine cover is plastic, or at least it is on mine (2004 2.7L). The whine could be a number of things, but I'd definitely take it back if they just worked on it. Did you have anything else replaced at the same time? There is a couple of pulleys and the water pump that could/should be replaced with the timing belt. The power steering belt is also removed.