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  1. Maintenance & Care
    The torque value of timing belt tensioner bolt used to be 32-41 ft/lbs, but now Hyundai changed its torque to 17-21 ft/lbs according to Hyundai online shop manual. They didn't change the torque for idler pulley bolt. Any idea why they changed? I think 17-21 is too weak. I am afraid the bolt...
  2. Maintenance & Care
    Hello all, I just have a quick question about adjusting the timing belt. I recently replaced all the belts on my 2003 GLS. I took off my upper timing belt cover last weekend to check on the timing belt tension, and I noticed there is a lot of slack on the right side of the belt. The car is...
  3. Maintenance & Care
    I wanted to thank everyone on here for the helpful DIY to the timing belt job, I was able to get this done in day with help from a friend. I replaced all 4 belts, along with the timing belt tensioner and idler pulley. I'm far from a mechanic but if you can turn a wrench you can do this job. The...
  4. Maintenance & Care
    Hello all, I'm soon going to change my timing and accessory belts along with my water pump. My 2003 Elantra GLS has 165,000 miles on it I bought it with 109k on it. The dealer said they changed the belts, so on their word its almost to 60k and 4 years on the belts. The reason I ask about the...
  5. Help!
    Hello, About 2 weeks ago as I was driving home I noticed a clicking noise coming from outside the car. When I got home I found that the noise is most prominent from something under the valve cover. I have yet to pull it off to look but I was wondering what your input can be on this issue before...
  6. Do It Yourself Section
    I noticed that some DIY'ers insist on marking the old and new timing belts for alignment when they change timing belt. Is it really necessary? There are timing marks already at the pully and engine block. The belt can be located anywhere en route. Counting the teeth and marking the timing...
  7. Maintenance & Care
    When my wife put her 2005 Elantra in for an oil change, the service writer called and said that the timing belt was due to be changed (60,000 miles?). How critical is it that we change the timing belt. I know they are going to charge $$$$$ for this.
  8. Maintenance & Care
    I will be changing my timing belt soon and have been looking at every thread about it that I can find. My only concern is removing the crankshaft pulley bolt. I have an automatic transmission. I know some people said they wedge a breaker bar on the floor and bump the key and let the engine do...
  9. 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra MD/UD
    Belt or Chain? Does trim matter? I am going to be upgrading from my 03 and have read that it comes with a chain... is it true? Not sure if I am going to go with 2011 or 2012. Is there a difference, or no also? Thanks.
  10. Help!
    So my 2000 Elantra died the other day and would not start. Basically I was driving down the highway and when i took the exit and my gas pedal lost all function. Then a few seconds later the car died. I coasted it off to the side and after looking everything over I tried to start it again. It...
  11. Help!
    I recently changed a timing belt for my 2003 Elantra. After the timing belt change, there is loud rattling noise from the timing belt area. I removed all other drive belts, still there is same noise. It's definitely coming from inside the timing belt box. I brought it to a mechanic, and he...
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