2000 Hyundai



April, 5, 2006 AT 11:51 PM

When does a 2000 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt need to be replaced? Is there anything else that also needs to be replaced with it? It isn't broken, but is at 67,000 miles. Also, is there a price range known for it and any place that does it for cheaper than usual? Thanks for the help!


1 Answer



April, 6, 2006 AT 1:06 AM

On 1996 & later models, inspect every 30,000 miles or 24 months, replace every 60,000 miles or 48 months, inspect again at 90,000 miles or 72 months, replace again at 120,000 miles or 96 months & so on.

** NOTE ** your engine is what's refered to as an " interference engine", which means the valves and pistons occupy the same space (at obviously different times) at some given time. If the timing belt breaks in your car you WILL most likely have valve damage, which means it will be EXPENSIVE to fix.

I would ask friends or co-workers for references for a good mechanic as " Cheaper" isn't really what you want. Inexpensive and GOOD is more inline with what you really want to find.

If no one has recommendations, call around and get quotes on the phone.

Hope this helps

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