My '06 2.7 Santa Fe eats belts

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by Gordo, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Gordo

    Gordo Guest

    Gordo, Jan 7, 2007
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  2. Gordo

    Gordo Guest

    OK, lets try this with a message ... oops.

    At 12,000 km I had to replace the surpentine belt because of major
    squeaking. Now at 21,000 the squeaking is coming back. The sound is
    immediately silenced with the new belt. Dayco belt.

    What gives? Misaligned pulley? Crap contaminating the belt? I keep the
    engine bay clean with water rinse. No belt dressing, of course. Anyone
    else have this issue?

    Gordo, Jan 7, 2007
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  3. What was the condition of the belt you took off? My gut tells me that this
    is not really a belt problem at all.

    My first hunch is that your belt tensioner isn't working right. But it
    could be 100 things.

    Take the belt off, and inspect it carefully, and inspect and move the
    tensioner. That's where one has to start.

    BTW, I'm not an expert, but I have a hunch you're going to "hear it" about
    using water rinse in your engine compartment. I'm pretty sure that there
    are more than a few places in the engine compartment where water should not
    be going.

    Tom Wenndt
    Rev. Tom Wenndt, Jan 7, 2007
  4. Could be a lot of things. What did the dealer say? As an '06 with 12,000
    km, would it not be covered? Also, at that distance, do you really have to
    be washing down the engine? That may be contributing to the problem.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Jan 7, 2007
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    Gordo Guest

    I anticipated someone suggesting that road grime or antifreeze had glazed
    the belts. That is why I mentioned only water with no soaps or other sprays
    which could cause problems.. I give it a quick spray a couple times a year.
    Hate the dust in there.

    Hhmm. maybe it is water, who knows. But with the amount of bloody rain
    we've had on the West coast, there is water everywhere anyway.

    Dealer says new belt for $80 plus installation. No warranty on belts. It
    ran totally quiet after the new belt was installed, so the tensioner is OK.
    Gordo, Jan 7, 2007
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    Gordo Guest

    I didn't think it was a belt either. It looked fine when I took it off, but
    with a new belt all the noise cleared up. I thought the tensioner as well.
    Maybe I'll pull it off and give it a bit of a shuffle.

    Gordo, Jan 7, 2007
  7. Considering the low miles you are getting from the belt, it may well be a
    warranty problem. I don't know of anyone wearing out belts that fast and
    there must be a cause. The cause, likely, is a warranty problem. Could be a
    defective pulley on anything the belt touches. The real problem is to find
    what one is the cause. Check the surface of all the pulleys for pitting,
    rust, check alignment. IMO, the dealer should be doing this since it is not
    normal wear.

    If the dealer is not co-operating, bump the question up a notch to a
    district manager.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Jan 7, 2007
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    Gordo Guest

    My thoughts exactly. Gotta be alignment, maybe the grooves aren't just
    Thanks ..
    Gordo, Jan 7, 2007
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    hyundaitech Guest

    If the belt looks okay, there's no real issue with it other than the

    I've only had one other 2.7 do this. After replacing the belt twice, I
    spoke to Hyundai tech assistance, who recommended I replace the idler
    pulley as well. Unfortunately, I think the customer left town shortly
    after the repairs, so I don't know for sure whether it ever came back. I
    believe his last service visit was when I replaced the pulley.
    hyundaitech, Jan 9, 2007
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    Pete & Cindy Guest

    mine has done the same thing... 06 Santa Fe with 2.7 V6 replaced twice
    already, last April and just last week....

    Pete & Cindy, Jan 9, 2007
  11. Gordo

    Pete & Cindy Guest

    oh, they replaced the tensioner pully on mine too.. just after they
    replaced the belt the 1st time
    Pete & Cindy, Jan 9, 2007
  12. Gordo

    Pete & Cindy Guest

    hey Gordo, where bouts on the west coast are ya, I am on the west coast as
    well and have had my belt replaced twice as well as well as the tensioner..
    I have an 06 Santa Fe, with 2.7 V6 has 19,000 km on it now 1st time it was
    replaced was at about 9,500 km.... hmmmmmmmmm looks like a patern about
    10,000 km and it needs to be replaced..
    Pete & Cindy, Jan 9, 2007
  13. Gordo

    Gordo Guest

    I'll send you an email.

    Gordo, Jan 9, 2007
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    Gordo Guest

    So the new tensioner didn't help then? The new belt failed too?

    Gordo, Jan 9, 2007
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    Pete & Cindy Guest

    didntn help at all.. 6 months later they were replacing the belt again...
    they said if it does it again they are going to have to look into what is
    causing it to eat belts..
    Pete & Cindy, Jan 9, 2007
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    hyundaitech Guest

    Just for clarity, I'll restate that the pulley I was instructed by Hyundai
    to replace was the idler pulley, not the tensioner pulley.
    hyundaitech, Jan 11, 2007
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    Pete & Cindy Guest

    that the one that just looks like a thick hockey puck with a lil hole in the
    Pete & Cindy, Jan 12, 2007
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    hyundaitech Guest

    Yep. It's held on by one 17mm bolt.
    hyundaitech, Jan 12, 2007
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    Gordo Guest

    Who needs pulleys when we have hockey pucks!

    Gordo, Jan 13, 2007
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