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    Rev. Tom Wenndt
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    Default 2004 Hyundai XG350L timing belt replacement

    Good question, Carl, and one I have been in search of myself.

    That same engine is the one used in the Santa Fe and in the 2002-'05 Kia
    Sedona.

    I have known about a number of vehicles (the Elantra being one of them) that
    have gone well over 100,000 miles without the belt breaking. But then there
    are some where even 50,000 miles is getting to be a stretch - literally.

    I also am approaching 60,000 with mine. For warranty purposes, I will
    probably just shrug my shoulders and do it, but if I keep it that long, I
    would love to go another 90,000 before I replace the next one. Just do not
    know enough about this particular engine to comment.

    A couple of tips for replacement, some of which I have heard on this board:

    *Yes, the quoted price seems high to me also. My dealership charges a flat
    $450 for labor, plus the cost of the belt. It would be worth a shop-around.
    But be careful. This board has informed me of several people who have had
    ongoing problems because the belt wasn't installed EXACTLY right. Make sure
    it is done by an extremely trusted, knowledgeable and competent mechanic.

    *I have heard more than once that if you do use an outside mechanic, you may
    still want to consider buying or having the mechanic buy a Hyundai timing
    belt, and save the receipt. Am not really sure why, but it seems a minor
    matter to me. If it is major to a Hyundai dealer, I'd agree to that.

    *Listen carefully when your mechanic talks about your water pump. The
    mechanic will literally have the pump in his hands to change the timing
    belt. If there is even the slightest possibility it would go bad before
    your next timing belt change, you might want to consider replacing it as
    well. If you don't, absolutely plan on having it changed at the next timing
    belt. It is an easy job with the timing belt replacement, but a very
    difficult and expensive one by itself.

    And if you ever do hear of some people giving you real-life stories on how
    long this particular engine has lasted with the current timing belt (or for
    that matter, when some of them have broken), please share that with all of
    us.

    Hope this helps!

    Tom Wenndt

    "Carl C. Jackson" <cajo20@............> wrote in message
    news:saGdnXAPzKH0VRjYnZ2dnUVZ_tunnZ2d@............. ..
    >I have a 2004 XG 350L with 59,594-mi on it. I understand that at 60k miles
    >I need to have the timing belt changed, but that costs almost $900+ at the
    >dealer. I just had the entire 60k-mi service done (platinum plugs, all
    >filters, alignment, suspension re-torque, coolant replace, transmission
    >flush, L-O-F) and that alone costs $812.17! The car has always been
    >serviced at the regular intervals at the dealer and L-O-F has always been
    >done at 3k-mi intervals. My question is, how much time do I have before I
    >REALLY have to start worrying about the belt? I'll have the money in about
    >a month and I don't really use the car to go anywhere except from the house
    >to the commuter rail station (about 4-mi each way) and a once-a-week drive
    >into Seattle (about 50-mi round trip) to take care of business. Thanks in
    >advance for any insight.
    > --
    >
    > Carl
    >
    >
    > =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    > Jackson: Carl & Karen
    > E-Mail: cajo20@............
    > =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    >

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    Rev. Tom Wenndt
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    Default 2004 Hyundai XG350L timing belt replacement

    As usual, good information, Mr. Hyundaitech. But the $64 question remains,
    and I think you are one person whose experience I would trust. Is this an
    engine whose timing belt will break somewhere between 60,000 and 60,003 if
    not changed promptly? In other words, is this engine harder on the timing
    belt than many others?

    Just curious. And thanx again for the clarifications.

    Tom Wenndt

    "hyundaitech" <notpublic@not.public.com> wrote in message
    news:d29fa92b5c379969211020571701bea0@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
    > The reason for having an outside mechanic use a Hyundai timing belt is to
    > preserve the 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty if you're the
    > original owner. The timing belt is a powertrain item and Hyundai will
    > cover it for the 10/100 interval as long as the belt on the car hasn't
    > surpassed the maintenance interval.
    >
    > The mechanic won't *literally* have the water pump in his hands. But
    > he'll have everything apart he needs to take apart to replace it. If
    > you're the original owner, I'd recommend against replacing the water pump
    > at 60k. It, too, is a powertrain item. If it fails before the next
    > maintenance interval, either Hyundai will pay for it, or it'll be close
    > enough to time to replace the timing belt again to do everything at the
    > later time.
    >
    > The 3.5 is a particularly difficult engine on which to replace the timing
    > belt. Some not-so-obvious things (such as the alternator) must be removed
    > or moved to access all the necessary hardware. If you've located a dealer
    > who's willing to do this job for $400 or $500, you should jump on it.
    >

  3. #3
    Dan K
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    Default 2004 Hyundai XG350L timing belt replacement

    If you bought the car new I'd get the timing belt replaced to preserve your
    100,000 10 year warrenty. If you don't have that warrenty to worry about,
    I'd let it go to 5 years. Its only been 3 years so far, I sure wouldn't
    worry about it until 5 years. I just did my 2002 XG350 at 90,000 miles.

    Dan

    "Carl C. Jackson" <cajo20@............> wrote in message
    news:saGdnXAPzKH0VRjYnZ2dnUVZ_tunnZ2d@............. ..
    >I have a 2004 XG 350L with 59,594-mi on it. I understand that at 60k miles
    >I need to have the timing belt changed, but that costs almost $900+ at the
    >dealer. I just had the entire 60k-mi service done (platinum plugs, all
    >filters, alignment, suspension re-torque, coolant replace, transmission
    >flush, L-O-F) and that alone costs $812.17! The car has always been
    >serviced at the regular intervals at the dealer and L-O-F has always been
    >done at 3k-mi intervals. My question is, how much time do I have before I
    >REALLY have to start worrying about the belt? I'll have the money in about
    >a month and I don't really use the car to go anywhere except from the house
    >to the commuter rail station (about 4-mi each way) and a once-a-week drive
    >into Seattle (about 50-mi round trip) to take care of business. Thanks in
    >advance for any insight.
    > --
    >
    > Carl
    >
    >
    > =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    > Jackson: Carl & Karen
    > E-Mail: cajo20@............
    > =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    >

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