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Hyundai Santa Fe Correct Maintenance of Timing Belt

Hyundai Santa Fe Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6

Average Mileage: 103,624 mi (13,799 mi - 210,000 mi)


The timing belt can fail prematurely; if it fails while driving, it can cause catastrophic damage to the engine. Be sure that the timing belt is inspected and replaced according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule.

  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 63,000 mi

    timing belt broke while driving. does it pay to fix

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 72,000 mi

    After replacing the timing belt by a qualified dealer two weeks later a bolt broke causing the engine to need replacement. Grrrr!!!

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  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6, 146,000 mi

    car just shut down while driving, lost compression. took out 16 of the 24 valves. cost 2200 bucks to fix. new belt and components, rebuilt heads, all required gaskets. GIANT pain in the ass.

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  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6, 210,000 mi

    timing belt broke with 210000 miles on and tooh out cylinder heads

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 13,799 mi

    April of this year my timing belt prematurely snapped damaging engine. Had to have intake valves replaced and sealed...I love stick shift Santa Fe but now at just 114000 check engine light came on again this time saying po101 Mass air flow which was also just changed within the past year. starting to feel Hopeless at 114000 I should be able to go another 100,000 ~ Jenny Melgar

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  •  Rookie

    I was driving, everything was normal then with no warning instead of shifting into the next gear my car just started slowing down. I didnt push it. No solution yet, it came with horrible timing pun intended

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 80,000 mi

    Used motor @nd a lot of money

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  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6, 160,000 mi

    Driving then the engine just shut off, later found out it was whole engine out..

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  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6, 62,000 mi

    Fails to start and rough idle initially after start.

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  • apat, , 3.3L V6, 162,000 mi

    the engine check light begun to go on last week and stopped.Today it came back again . I was informed by mechanic that cylinder #2and #4 are misfire (the replacement of the coils did not help). The car was not fixed as yet as they not sure what is causing the problem. They suspect that might be caused by stretched engine chain.

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