Santa Fe Crankshaft seal failure

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by Newsbrowser, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Newsbrowser

    Newsbrowser Guest

    Hi all,

    I just purchased a new 2005 Santa Fe (2.7L, V6) and noticed almost
    immediately a burning smell. I thought it could be a defective serpentine
    belt since my wife heard a squealing sound. I called the salesman
    immediately and we arranged for a time to drop off the car.

    I took it to the dealer and they informed me that the problem is a
    crankshaft seal that was improperly installed at the factory, allowing oil
    to leak out onto the exhaust. They are replacing the seal today, but it
    sounds like it is quite an extensive repair. In addition I think they are
    replacing the timing belt. I have the feeling I am getting rebuilt engine
    rather than a new one. The car has less than 500 miles on it.

    Does anyone have an idea what's involved in replacing the defective seal? I
    am prepared to make an issue out of this if necessary, but I also understand
    that they are making a reasonable effort to fix the problem quickly. I'm
    also assuming that not enough oil was lost via the leak to cause undue
    engine wear.

    Newsbrowser, Dec 27, 2005
  2. Newsbrowser

    hyundaitech Guest

    It's pretty simple. They'll probably be able to do it in a half-day.

    They need to remove one engine mount, the drive belt and tensioner, the
    crankshaft pulley, timing belt covers, timing belt and tensioner,
    crankshaft sprocket, and a few covers. Then they have access to the seal.
    If they're also replacing the timing belt, they'll need to remove a
    bracket from the engine.

    Don't sweat it. No precision items will be tampered with.
    hyundaitech, Dec 27, 2005
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