ENGINE PROBLEMS

  • Tiny
  • Joe2011
  • 1999 Hyundai Accent
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 223,569 miles

How would someone know if the timing belt broke on a 1999 Hyundai Elantra? Lost all power on free way and trying to find out what the problem is. Have been told it is the timing belt. What other things could have caused the loss of engine power?

Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 9:33 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Dr. Hagerty
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  • 9,713 posts

Was the cam belt ever changed? At 224k miles it should have bben changed several times. Removal of the valve cover should shed some light on the problem. Get that off and crank the engine over to see if the cam spins, if not then the belt has been snapped.

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Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 9:45 PM
  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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What is it doing now? Cranking over and w/n start or just won't crank over at all/nothing when key is turn to the cranking position?

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Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 9:50 PM
  • Tiny
  • Joe2011
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It will crank over with no start.

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Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 10:23 PM
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  • Dr. Hagerty
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All you did was what?

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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 12:32 AM

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