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How to Replace timing belt on Hyundai Elantra 1.6 16V 2004-2006

Replacement Interval Guide

  • Hyundai recommend:
  • Check at 30,000 miles or 3 years.
  • Replacement every 50,000 miles or 5 years.
  • Check 30,000 miles or 3 years after belt replacement.
  • The previous use and service history of the vehicle must always be taken into account.

Check For Engine Damage

CAUTION: This engine has been identified as an INTERFERENCE engine in which the possibility of valve-to-piston damage in the event of a timing belt failure is MOST LIKELY to occur. A compression check of all cylinders should be performed before removing the cylinder head(s).

Repair Times – hrs

Remove & install 1,80
AC +0,20

Special Tools

  • None required.

Special Precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • DO NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft when timing belt removed.
  • Remove spark plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • DO NOT turn engine via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Observe all tightening torques.

How to Replace timing belt on Hyundai Elantra 1.6 16V 2004-2006

Removal

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove:
      • Engine top cover.
      • RH front wheel.
      • RH splash guard.
  3. Support engine.
  4. Remove:
      • RH engine mounting bracket.
      • Auxiliary drive belt(s).
      • Water pump pulley.
      • Timing belt upper cover [1] .
  5. Turn crankshaft clockwise until timing marks aligned [2] .
  6. Remove:
      • Crankshaft bolt [3] .
      • Crankshaft pulley [4] .
      • Crankshaft sprocket guide washer [5] .
      • Timing belt lower cover [6] .
  7. Ensure timing marks aligned [7] .
  8. Ensure hole in camshaft sprocket aligned with timing mark on cylinder head [8] .
  9. Slacken tensioner bolt [9] .
  10. Slacken tensioner bolt [10] .
  11. Move tensioner away from belt. Lightly tighten tensioner bolt [10] .
  12. Remove timing belt.

    NOTE: Mark direction of rotation on belt with chalk if belt is to be reused.

Installation

  1. Check tensioner pulley for smooth operation.
  2. Ensure timing marks aligned [7] .
  3. Ensure hole in camshaft sprocket aligned with timing mark on cylinder head [8] .
  4. Fit timing belt in anti-clockwise direction, starting at crankshaft sprocket.

    NOTE: Observe direction of rotation marks on belt.

  5. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets on non-tensioned side.
  6. Slacken tensioner bolt [10] .
  7. Allow tensioner to operate.
  8. Tighten tensioner bolt [10] . Tightening torque: 20-27 Nm.
  9. Tighten tensioner bolt [9] . Tightening torque: 20-27 Nm.
  10. Apply firm thumb pressure to belt at 809567B1-393F-4D14-ABC0-F4D7FA220C83 (5 kg).
  11. Belt should deflect to 1/4 of tensioner bolt head width [11] .
  12. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise.
  13. Ensure timing marks aligned [7] & [8] .
  14. Install components in reverse order of removal.
  15. Tighten crankshaft bolt [1] . Tightening torque: 140-150 Nm.
  16. Fit RH engine mounting bracket.
  17. Tighten RH engine mounting bracket:
      • Nuts and bolt securing engine mounting bracket to engine. Tightening torque: 50-65 Nm.
      • Nut securing engine mounting bracket to engine mounting. Tightening torque: 60-80 Nm.

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