Timing belt on 2004 Hyundai Sonata

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?

by in Sparta, MO on July 23, 2014
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ANSWER by , July 23, 2014
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.
COMMENT by , August 09, 2014
Thank you for your advice. I was afraid of that :-(