Elantra alternator belt pulley grinding when reversing hard

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by sbiddle, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. sbiddle

    sbiddle Guest

    This is a '96 Elantra that I just changed the motor on. Everything works OK
    except there is so little clearance between the belt pulleys and the fender
    well that when reversing hard, the alternator pulley contacts the frame and
    sends a few sparks flying. My first approach is to bang the inside of the
    fenderwell to provide a little clearance. Any ideas?
    sbiddle, Jun 15, 2005
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  2. sbiddle

    sbiddle Guest

    Actually it's a '95 Elantra if that makes a difference.
    sbiddle, Jun 15, 2005
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  3. sbiddle

    hyundaitech Guest

    What engine did you install? What was in it originally?
    hyundaitech, Jun 15, 2005
  4. sbiddle

    sbiddle Guest

    The engine I installed was from a '94 Elantra. Except for cosmetics (like
    the spark plug access cover)the engine bolted to the transmission and to
    the engine/transmission mounts without a problem. It was a very tight fit
    between the pulleys and the inner fender well before.
    Ever hear of this problem?
    sbiddle, Jun 15, 2005
  5. sbiddle

    hyundaitech Guest

    Haven't heard of it. And you're right, the 1992-1995 Elantras are VERY
    tight. I've not heard of this issue before and don't know of any design
    changes of significance. My first thought is that the engine isn't fully
    bolted onto the trans or that something isn't lined up or installed
    hyundaitech, Jun 15, 2005
  6. Bang the inside of the fenderwell?

    Troll meter = 5/10
    eastwardbound2003, Jun 16, 2005
  7. sbiddle

    sbiddle Guest

    Oops! the engine is a 1.8 liter and the car is a '95 Elantra GSL model
    sbiddle, Jun 16, 2005
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