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Old 08-03-2007, 11:28 PM   #1
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Questions about drive belt and timing belt

I had some recall work done on my Hyundai Elantra, and of course they inspected other parts of the car.

Anyways, they tell me the timing belt is starting to crack, and if I don't have it replaced it could destroy the engine. They also suggested going ahead and fixing the drive belt. I declined the offer to fix it because it would cost $400. This seems a little high?

How much are these parts? Are they easy to replace? What does it typically cost?
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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The timing belt should be changed every 60,000 miles or else it really could destroy your engine. The drive belt shouldn't cost that much though. I don't know how hard it is to replace on an Elantra, but $400 is too steep for that.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:43 PM   #3
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The timing belt should be changed every 60,000 miles or else it really could destroy your engine. The drive belt shouldn't cost that much though. I don't know how hard it is to replace on an Elantra, but $400 is too steep for that.
I think he means the timing belt when he says drive belt...That's how I observed the post anyway. If that it the case, $400 is about right. If he means a drive belt, then $400 certainly is too much!
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:52 PM   #4
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yeah, they wrote timing belt on the invoice.

This may help:

http://www.elantraxd.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14645
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:47 AM   #5
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A timing belt is like preventive maintenance, but you didnt say your milage. I have 113k on the car (belt checked at 110k miles as per the maintenance guide) and it still looks new so I didnt bother with it.
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:33 AM   #6
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I have 115K miles, I've had the transmission replaced over a year ago, and they didn't say anything about the timing belt. I've had regular oil changes at Wal-Mart and Firestone but they didn't make any notes of it either. I'm going to save up some money and have some other parts replaced at the same time since I plan to keep my car for a while, such as the water pump, and the fuel pump (which has the fuel filter bilt in). I would also like to get the fluids flushed too. I plan to get a good bargain by paying cash.
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A timing belt is like preventive maintenance, but you didnt say your milage. I have 113k on the car (belt checked at 110k miles as per the maintenance guide) and it still looks new so I didnt bother with it.
That's a very dangerous game to play there newyorker! Just because the belt isn't all frayed and damaged, doesn't mean it isn't about to break! Any good garage should tell you that!
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