Timing belt replacement and timing

Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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THe only thing I can say is the timing could be off. However, even one tooth off will cause it to run very poorly if at all. Is it running good? If so, when was the last tune up?

Let me know.

Joe
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 7:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you, Joe.

Our mechanic rechecked the timing belt and teeth. He said they were fine.

Since then we have had to replace our thermostat since it was sticking open. Our mechanic said that if the engine is not running at optimal temperature (such as when the thermostat stays open), the mileage could go down. We are still monitoring the mileage after the new thermostat, but city driving shows no mileage improvement.

I changed the spark plugs last summer, and the mileage increased. I have not taken the car in for an "official" tune up because the mileage was very good (before our work).

The engine seems to run very well. It is just the decrease mileage since the timing belt work. Not sure what else to check.

Thanks again.

Darwin
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 7:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LEGRIEV
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  • 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
Noises problem
2002 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I had my timing belt replaced by a mechanic and every morning when I start the car, I hear a screeching sound for 2 seconds and it goes away and its coming from the timing belt part because I opened the hood and my wife started the car. THe noise can only be heard everytime I start the car in the morning.
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Tiny
NEWSVIEW
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The tension on one or more belts may be incorrect, the belt was installed improperly or they failed to replace an old, worn tensioner. Go back and have it checked ASAP.
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Tiny
GRSMNKY
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Most likely the noise is coming from a loose drive belt and not the timing belt. If the drive belts were not replaced during the timing belt replacement, they should have been double checked for tightness because old belts need to be adjusted tighter than new belts. By now the belts are probably glazed anyway so have them replaced.
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Tiny
GINGY
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  • 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
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  • 66,000 MILES
My mechanic said that I should to replace the timing belt on the car as preventive maintenence.

Does anyone know what else is typically replaced/repaired when doing the timing belt?
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 7:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JAYLOW
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Usually the water pump, but you can hold off a little longer. If your nevous because it's an interference motor here's a simple trick to ease your mind. Remove the top portion of the timing cover and do a visual inspection of your belt. If there's no oil, damage or stress lines on belt I would hold off. Unless the car has sat or ben driven hard. But factory spec does call for the t-belt to be changed at 60000 interval. But I changed quite a few and usually they have more life than that. Also if you want to take it a step farther you can spin the balancer so you can inspect whole belt. Hopes this was informative.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 7:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WACHOB2006
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  • 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
My car is a four cylinder, two wheel drive, manual transmission with 194,000 miles. Having camshaft on TDC, please help me align timing belt sprocket (two marks on this, which one do I align to front of engine there is a hole in the sprocket, should it be at six o'clock?), And where should the valve cam marks be?
Robert
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Tiny
RACEFAN966
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Okay, here is what I was able to find on the belt and chain timing marks and alignment. If there is more needed please just ask I will look for more. Thanks and hope this helps.
Belt alignment


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_Graphic_86.jpg


Chain alignment


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_Graphic1_12.jpg

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 7:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TOM 705
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With reference to your drawing for the engine timing marks above, I had this same problem with understanding these marks. I replaced the head gasket in my engine without pulling the engine out of the car and have everything put back together but cannot get my car to run.

Do the cam shaft markings have to be lined up with the cam chain markings when the timing belt cam shaft pulley is at TDC? My crankshaft marks lines up with the chain marks but not when the crankshaft timing pulley is at TDC. Is that normal?

The other thing I need to know is this. Since I did not have an engine hoist and did not pull the engine, the motor mount on the passenger side is in the way. I cannot remove the crank shaft pulley or the lower timing belt cover. have been using the mark on the crankshaft pulley to line up with the zero degree mark on the plastic TDC indicator on the lower timing belt cover. Is this acceptable for lining up the crank shaft at TDC?

I do not know what I am doing wrong but if my timing marks are lined up right I can at least eliminate that as my problem. Thanks for your help!


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/369263_Crank_pulley_timing_mark_1.jpg

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