2000 Hyundai Accent GL 73,000 Thankyou to anyone that can help me. I'm a female with no repair knowledge. I was told by a reputable mechanic that it is common for Accents to throw their timing belts around 60,000-70,000 miles. My engine squeals like the belts are loose on startup. When I start it in cold temps, the noise is louder until it warms up. At 30 degrees temp, the wipers, headlights, and heater slowed down like the engine was straining. Does it sound realistic this could be the timing belt that needs replaced? If so, is it recommended to have the dealer do this work, or can other repair shops do it?
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 AT 11:24 PM