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#9 of 43 Re: 03' Santa Fe Timing Belt [tjg00]
May 08, 2008 (8:38 am)
I have a 2002 SF, I bought mine used in 2003 (16k) from an individual. Hyundai confirmed there was a 5yr/60k warranty. I had my timing belt changed at 60K as specified in the manual. I had a independent garage change it - at half the cost of a Hyundai dealer.
I've had no problems with my SF, it's now got 85k on it. It has the 4cyl-5sp power train - never less than 25mpg. Just not a hot rod.
The original tires were horrible for winter snowfall (Bridgestones), but after I put some Liberators on it-the snow was not a factor.
Just my .02 cents.
#10 of 43 2003 hyundai santa fe timing belt
Jul 07, 2008 (3:06 pm)
I have a 2003 with 80,000 miles on it and have not replaced the timing belt. The engine runs great. Am I in trouble if I don't replace it soon?
#11 of 43 Re: 2003 hyundai santa fe timing belt [tanned2000]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 07, 2008 (6:10 pm)
The Edmunds Maintenance Guide says it should be replaced at 60,000 miles.
If your engine is an interference one, then you are risking catastrophic engine damage if it breaks on you. If it's not an interference engine then the biggest risk is getting stranded somewhere or losing power on an interstate, which wouldn't be much fun. An owner should be able to pipe in and say what kind of engine is in yours. Gates.com says interference for the 4 and the V6, but you should double check that.
I'm, ahem, ~8,000 miles overdue on replacing the one in my wagon.
#12 of 43 Re: 2003 hyundai santa fe timing belt [steve_]
Jul 08, 2008 (7:44 am)
How do I tell if the engine is an interference opne or not?
#13 of 43 Re: 2003 hyundai santa fe timing belt [tanned2000]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 08, 2008 (4:40 pm)
#14 of 43 Re: 2003 hyundai santa fe timing belt [steve_]
Aug 20, 2008 (4:52 pm)
All Hyundai engines are interference engines. Your timing belt breaks- valves hit pistons.
#16 of 43 timming marks placement
Nov 29, 2008 (10:30 pm)
im replacing the water pump in a 04 santa fe with 2.4L i need to know were the timming marks are to be placed
#17 of 43 Re: 03' Santa Fe Timing Belt [cadmonkey]
Dec 02, 2008 (6:23 pm)
Have an 02 with about 70,000 on it. About how much am I looking to have it replaced? I also will be taking it to my mechanic buddy. If you please.
#18 of 43 Timing Belt
Apr 18, 2009 (11:16 am)
I just bought a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, V6 with 150,000. I understand that it has a timing belt that needs to be replaced at times.
Question #1) I am a past ASE mechanic in all areas, but have not worked in the field for 20 years.
Is this a project that I could do in the driveway?
I have not checked into anything until "Now". I know some engines are VERY easy and others are NOT.