How much would it cost to get my timing belt changed and where are the marks?

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STORMY1109
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I want to get my timing belt changed by a professional because it's to much of a pain for me to do it myself and I just wanted to know how much it would cost.
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Thursday, October 6th, 2011 AT 11:46 AM

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Tiny
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Aprox 400.00 but can differ based on where you live here are the marks if you want to do the job yourself

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/hyundai/sonata/1999

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Monday, February 11th, 2019 AT 5:50 PM
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ARGEY
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  • 1998 HYUNDAI SONATA
I need help urgently
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 AT 4:12 PM (Merged)
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Removal

1. Remove¬ all¬ drive¬ belts.¬ Remove¬ crankshaft¬ pulley¬ and¬ water¬ pump¬ pulley.¬ Remove¬ upper¬ and¬ lower¬ timing¬ belt¬ covers, ¬ noting¬ bolt¬ lengths¬ and¬ locations.
2. Turn¬ crankshaft¬ clockwise¬ and¬ align¬ timing¬ marks¬ so¬ No.¬ 1¬ cylinder¬ is¬ at¬ TDC.¬ Timing¬ marks¬ on¬ camshaft¬ sprockets¬ should¬ be¬ aligned¬ at¬ upper¬ surface¬ of¬ cylinder¬ head.¬ See Fig.¬ 1¬.¬ Camshaft¬ sprocket¬ dowel¬ pins
should¬ face¬ upward.

CAUTION: DO¬ NOT¬ rotate¬ crankshaft¬ counterclockwise¬ (as¬ viewed¬ from¬ timing¬ belt¬ end¬ of¬ engine).¬ If¬ reusing¬ timing¬ belt, ¬ mark¬ direction¬ of¬ belt¬ rotation¬ before
removing.

3. Remove¬ timing¬ belt¬ automatic¬ tensioner.¬ See Fig.¬ 2¬.¬ Mark¬ timing¬ belt¬ to¬ indicate¬ original¬ direction¬ of¬ rotation.¬ Remove¬ timing¬ belt.
4. Remove¬ balance¬ shaft¬ access¬ plug¬ from¬ cylinder¬ block.¬ Insert¬ Phillips¬ screwdriver¬ to¬ block¬ left¬ balance¬ shaft.¬ See Fig.¬ 3¬.¬ Balance¬ shaft¬ is¬ correctly¬ locked¬ in¬ place¬ if¬ screwdriver¬ can¬ be¬ inserted¬ at¬ least¬ 2.36"¬ (60
mm).¬ If¬ not, ¬ rotate¬ oil¬ pump¬ sprocket¬ so¬ screwdriver¬ can¬ be¬ inserted¬ to¬ correct¬ depth.
5. Loosen¬ balance¬ shaft¬ belt¬ tensioner¬ bolt.¬ Remove¬ front¬ crankshaft¬ sprocket¬ and¬ flange.¬ Remove¬ balance¬ shaft¬ timing¬ belt.

Fig.¬ 1:¬ Aligning¬ Timing¬ Marks
Courtesy¬ of¬ HYUNDAI¬ MOTOR¬ CO.

Fig.¬ 2:¬ Exploded¬ View¬ Of¬ Timing¬ Belt¬ &¬ Related¬ Components
Courtesy¬ of¬ HYUNDAI¬ MOTOR¬ CO.

Fig.¬ 3:¬ Locking¬ Left¬ Balance¬ Shaft¬ In¬ Place
Courtesy¬ of¬ HYUNDAI¬ MOTOR¬ CO.
Install:
1. Align¬ timing¬ marks¬ on¬ balance¬ shaft¬ sprockets¬ with¬ timing¬ marks¬ on¬ engine¬ case.¬ Install¬ balance¬ shaft¬ timing¬ belt¬ and¬ crankshaft¬ flange.¬ Install¬ crankshaft¬ flange¬ in¬ correct¬ direction.¬ See Fig.¬ 5¬.
2. Position¬ balance¬ shaft¬ tensioner¬ so¬ that¬ the¬ center¬ of¬ the¬ pulley¬ is¬ to¬ the¬ left¬ and¬ above¬ the¬ tensioner¬ bolt.¬ Hold¬ tensioner¬ tightly¬ against¬ belt.¬ Tighten¬ tensioner¬ pulley¬ bolt¬ without¬ letting¬ tensioner¬ rotate.
3. To¬ check¬ balance¬ shaft¬ belt¬ tension, ¬ depress¬ belt¬ with¬ finger¬ midway¬ between¬ sprockets¬ (opposite¬ tensioner¬ pulley).¬ Deflection¬ should¬ be¬ between¬.20 .29"¬ (57¬ mm).¬ If¬ not, ¬ readjust¬ belt¬ tension.
4. Place¬ crankshaft¬ sprocket¬ on¬ crankshaft.¬ Tighten¬ bolt¬ to¬ specification.¬ See TORQUE¬ SPECIFICATIONS¬.
5. Ensure¬ screwdriver¬ is¬ still¬ installed¬ through¬ left¬ side¬ of¬ cylinder¬ block¬ to¬ hold¬ balance¬ shaft¬ in¬ place.¬ Install¬ automatic¬ tensioner¬ on¬ engine¬ block¬ with¬ rod¬ locked¬ in¬ place.
6. Rotate¬ camshaft¬ sprockets¬ so¬ dowel¬ pins¬ face¬ upward¬ and¬ timing¬ marks¬ on¬ sprockets¬ align.¬ See Fig.¬ 1¬.¬ Outer¬ marks¬ on¬ sprockets¬ should¬ be¬ aligned¬ with¬ cylinder¬ head¬ surface.

NOTE: The¬ same¬ camshaft¬ sprockets¬ are¬ installed¬ on¬ intake¬ and¬ exhaust¬ camshafts.¬ Timing¬ marks¬ are¬ correctly¬ aligned¬ when¬ dowel¬ pin¬ holes¬ are¬ facing¬ straight
up.

7. Align¬ crankshaft¬ sprocket¬ timing¬ marks¬ and¬ oil¬ pump¬ sprocket¬ timing¬ marks.¬ See Fig.¬ 1¬.¬ Install¬ timing¬ belt¬ around¬ tensioner¬ pulley¬ and¬ crankshaft¬ sprocket.¬ Hold¬ timing¬ belt¬ on¬ tensioner¬ pulley¬ using¬ left¬ hand.
Pulling¬ belt¬ with¬ right¬ hand, ¬ install¬ belt¬ around¬ oil¬ pump¬ sprocket.
8. Install¬ belt¬ around¬ idler¬ pulley.¬ Align¬ timing¬ mark¬ on¬ exhaust¬ camshaft¬ sprocket¬ with¬ top¬ of¬ cylinder¬ head.¬ Pulling¬ belt¬ with¬ both¬ hands, ¬ install¬ it¬ around¬ exhaust¬ camshaft¬ sprocket.
9. Gently¬ raise¬ tensioner¬ pulley¬ so¬ belt¬ does¬ not¬ sag.¬ Position¬ timing¬ belt¬ tensioner¬ pin¬ holes¬ so¬ that¬ they¬ face¬ up.¬ Temporarily¬ tighten¬ center¬ bolt.¬ See Fig.¬ 6¬.
0. To¬ adjust¬ belt¬ tension, ¬ rotate¬ crankshaft¬ 1/4¬ turn¬ counterclockwise, ¬ and¬ then¬ rotate¬ clockwise¬ until¬ No.¬ 1¬ cylinder¬ is¬ at¬ TDC.¬ Ensure¬ all¬ timing¬ marks¬ are¬ aligned.
1. Loosen¬ center¬ bolt¬ on¬ tensioner¬ pulley.¬ Note¬ location¬ of¬ pin¬ holes¬ in¬ tensioner¬ pulley.
2. Using¬ INCH lb.¬ Torque¬ wrench¬ and¬ Socket¬ Wrench¬ (09224 28100), ¬ apply¬ a¬ torque¬ of¬ 22 24¬ INCH¬ lbs.¬ (2.6 2.8¬ N.M)¬ on¬ tensioner¬ pulley.¬ With¬ torque¬ applied¬ to¬ tensioner¬ pulley, ¬ tighten¬ tensioner¬ pulley¬ center
bolt¬ to¬ specification.¬ See Fig.¬ 7¬.¬ See TORQUE¬ SPECIFICATIONS¬.
3. Install¬ Set¬ Screw¬ (09244 28000), ¬ or¬ equivalent, ¬ in¬ left¬ engine¬ support¬ bracket¬ until¬ set¬ screw¬ end¬ contacts¬ tensioner¬ arm.¬ Rotate¬ set¬ screw¬ further¬ until¬ locking¬ pin¬ can¬ be¬ removed¬ from¬ automatic¬ tensioner.¬ See
Fig.¬ 6¬.¬ Remove¬ set¬ screw.
4. Rotate¬ crankshaft¬ clockwise¬ 2¬ complete¬ revolutions.¬ Allow¬ engine¬ to¬ sit¬ in¬ this¬ position¬ for¬ about¬ 15¬ minutes.¬ Measure¬ distance¬ between¬ tensioner¬ arm¬ and¬ automatic¬ tensioner¬ body.¬ Distance¬ should¬ be¬.15
.18"¬ (3.8 4.5¬ mm).¬ See Fig.¬ 8¬, ¬ Dimension¬ "A".¬ If¬ distance¬ is¬ incorrect, ¬ repeat¬ timing¬ belt¬ tensioning¬ procedure.¬ If¬ distance¬ is¬ okay, ¬ go¬ to¬ step 17¬.
5. If¬ distance¬ between¬ automatic¬ tensioner¬ and¬ tensioner¬ arm¬ cannot¬ be¬ measured¬ easily, ¬ use¬ this¬ alternate¬ method.¬ Install¬ Set¬ Screw¬ (09244 28000)¬ until¬ it¬ contacts¬ tensioner¬ arm.
6. Rotate¬ set¬ screw¬ inward¬ while¬ counting¬ number¬ of¬ turns¬ until¬ tensioner¬ arm¬ contacts¬ automatic¬ tensioner¬ housing.¬ Turn¬ set¬ screw¬ 2¬ 1/2 3¬ turns¬ to¬ correctly¬ tension¬ belt.¬ Remove¬ set¬ screw.
7. Install¬ rubber¬ plug¬ in¬ rear¬ timing¬ belt¬ cover.¬ Install¬ timing¬ belt¬ covers.¬ Install¬ timing¬ belt¬ cover¬ bolts¬ in¬ correct¬ locations.¬ See Fig.¬ 9¬.
8. To¬ complete¬ installation, ¬ reverse¬ removal¬ procedure.¬ Apply¬ sealant¬ to¬ contact¬ areas¬ on¬ semi circular¬ packing¬ and¬ rocker¬ cover¬ before¬ installing.¬ Ensure¬ correct¬ bolts¬ are¬ installed¬ in¬ proper¬ location¬ in¬ timing¬ belt
covers.¬ Adjust¬ drive¬ belts¬ to¬ proper¬ tension. Pay attention to timing marks. And if your belt broke you have more than likely bent valves as this is not a fre spin engine. Alot of pics enclosed.
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 AT 4:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Do you have a diagram of timeing marks for the above car
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 AT 4:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FREEMBA
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I'll need your engine size.
However, here are a couple of timing mark diagrams.
The first diagram is for th3 1.5, 1.8 and 2.0L engines.
The second diagram is for the 3.0L engine.

Please let me know if these diagrams help. If they do not, once I get the engine size I can post more accurate diagrams.
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 AT 4:12 PM (Merged)
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EMILYDA
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  • 1995 HYUNDAI SONATA
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I have attempted to do some timing belt work on my car after a loud knocking had developed. This knocking was heard at first when the engine warmed up and at idle in park, neutral and drive. It then a few days later could be heard will driving without foot on gas. The timing belt ordeal started because I took it to a local mechanic who decided it was the belt hitting the cover.

I have to also add that my car has had a horrible idle/ misfire for about 4 years. I have not been able to fix it myself and mechanics have not wanted to dig into it on my car.

I now have my car apart, I was in the process of lining up my timing marks, when I nothing would fit. DOHC motor-interference.
My camshafts can be lined to a tee with dowl pins up and marls on side are so even a ruler sits flush with the marks. But down on my crank shaft and oil pump they were sitting in opposite directions about 90 degrees off from the mark. I then tried lining my crankshaft to the mark where the oil pump lined up as well. From there I turned the crankshaft in four 360 degree turns. After each turn checking my camshaft timing marks. In the end my camshaft and oil pump stayed right on mark where my camshaft dowel pins both faced to the right 90 degrees on each side away from their timing mark. So from there I stopped working on the car altogether, and stepped away questioning everything.
At this point the timing seems to be 180 degrees out, and as far as I knew no car could run with timing that far out! I can't distingusih if the belt has jumped, or if it was put on incorrectly.
Can I attempt to fix the timing marks at this point?

I wasn't even 100% certain the belt was the number one issue to the knocking, but I thought I would start somewhere before I dug in further.

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 AT 4:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LEGITIMATE007
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Oh yes, the belt must have jumped. You have to take the belt off re alighn the timing marks. Then put a new belt on, but damage may have already been done if it jumped that far. Once you put it together you'll have to do a compression check to see if any damage has been done
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 AT 4:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The car wouldnt start if you were even 5 degrees off. At 180 degrees if you turned the engine over, one it wouldn't start, two you would kiss that engine goodbye since a valve would most likely hit a piston. (One of the reasons why I think the engineers who designed that are absolute idiots. If the belt slips then you are screwed since they are tensioned by friction only it is about as good as a serpentine belt. The probability of skipping a timing chain tooth is slim and if it happens it is because you are doing something stupid.) If you want to align it properly you need to rotate the crank until the number 1 piston is TDC. Take off the valve cover and look at the camshaft and valves. Like you said you have two possibilities 0 or 180 degrees out since there is 2 rotations of the crank per rotation of the cams. Line up the marks and see if the valves on the number 1 piston are both closed. The camshaft lobes should not be pushing down on the valve stems of the exhaust or intake valves. The only thing I can't remember is if the drivers side cam is for intake and the passenger for exhaust or if both intake valves are in pairs followed by exhaust in pairs. If the camshafts are identical then it is the latter. Either way it dosent matter all four of those valves should be completely closed at TDC. So line up the camshafts accordingly.
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 AT 4:12 PM (Merged)
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JAEDAE
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  • 1993 HYUNDAI SONATA
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Timing belt broke replacing it having trouble resetting valve gears on top of engine
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 AT 4:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Here is the link to the camshaft timing marks

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/hyundai/sonata/1993

Please let us know what happens.
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