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2004 Hyundai Sonata Question: Timing belt



smills8091, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Sparta, MO, July 23, 2014, 13:53

Timing belt snapped in half and is caught between the timing belt wheels. Can I take one of the wheels off to remove the broken timing belt?

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    July 23, 2014, 19:34

    Probably , but while you're there , remove the head and let a machine shop replace the bent valves. It's listed as an 'interference' engine , which means when the belt breaks , valves hit the pistons and bend or otherwise cause damage. Sorry , but if my info is correct , a good used engine might be the better option.

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    smills8091, August 09, 2014, 16:04

    Thank you for your advice. I was afraid of that :-(

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