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2009 Hyundai Sonata Question: When should we change timing chain or Sonata has a timing chain?

 

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india2, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Chesterfield, VA, April 23, 2013, 11:35
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The owner manual does not mention anything about the timing chain but, the dealer say we should get the timing chain change at 60,000 mile service which is about $800.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13030 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 23, 2013, 12:36
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    TELL THE DEALER THEY ARE FULL OF IT UNLESS YOU HEAR CHAIN IS LOOSE AND MAKING NOISE. THAT SHOULD BE COVERED UNDER YOUR 10YR 100K MILE WARRANTY IF THERE IS AN ISSUE

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    Macgman, May 17, 2014, 09:39
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    Do you also advocate that the engine oil never be changed until you go past 100,000 miles or 10 years?

    Since the manufactures have all banded together and defined timing belts and chains to be maintenance items, will ayou gree to provide fall of us ree warranty repairs when those puppies go bad or break within the warranty period?

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    gemini345 July 07, 2014, 09:43
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    The reason I bought my Sonata is because it has a timing CHAIN and not a timing BELT. After reading several articles and also having the service department tell me that timing chains almost never have to be replaced (15 years of working in the service dept he had never replaced one); however, the timing chain tensioner will eventually need to be replaced.

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