timing belt

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Virtual Cow, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. Virtual Cow

    Virtual Cow Guest

    I was told by my Hundai dealer that the Elantra 96 has 2 timing belts.....
    what's the story here ?

    Virtual Cow, Sep 10, 2003
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    Jim Vatunz Guest

    it uses a timing belt to turn the exhaust camshaft and a chain on the
    other end of the camshaft links the 2 camshafts together.
    so it has a belt and a chain. be glad your dealer is aware of it as
    i'd imagine a lot of service places would only replace the belt and
    not even think of the chain.

    Jim Vatunz, Sep 10, 2003
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    norelpref Guest

    Would you have to replace the chain portion? I'd assume it would
    have a much longer service life then the belt.
    norelpref, Sep 12, 2003
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    theta00k Guest

    NO. You do not replace the chain. Who is the dealer?
    theta00k, Sep 12, 2003
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    Jim Vatunz Guest

    i'd reckon that too. but i'm not going to take the risk when my Accent
    (which uses the same setup) is due.
    Hyundai's use interference motors and i don't want the mega$$ repair
    bill for neglected maintenance.

    Jim Vatunz, Sep 12, 2003
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