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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr FWD 2.7L Auto

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sport Utility, 2WD Sport Utililty
19 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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October 19, 2012, 10:40 pm

Bob M
 

Question: what if timming belt breaks?

I have a 2002 Sata Fe with 2.7 V6...I have 130k miles on it. What would happen if the timming belt broke? Is this cosidered an "interference Engine"?


October 25, 2012, 3:50 pm

Ron W
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It should be replaced at the recommended intervals because if it breaks, the engine can have severe damage.

I'd need to know your engine size to look up timing belt replacement specs. You can find that information also in your owner's manual in the service schedule and in our servicing your car section of this website.

As a general rule, most manufacturers recommend a timing belt replacement somewhere between 60K and 100K miles, but you should really look up the info specific to your vehicle. The dealer would know as well.


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