Timing belt failure can be dramatically, if not totally eliminated by adhering to the makers replacement schedule, Hyundai recommend that the timing belt be replaced every 90,000 Km or 72 Months. When any a customer of mine purchase a belt driven cam vehicule, I recommend that the belt be change, if there is no evidence that it has been replaced with in the schedule, Now you mechanic should do the same and also be aware of the engines that can and can't be damaged with timing belt failure, I would recommend that you find a mechanic who understands his job and is prepared to explain these things before you get burnt again. These will do damage and it can be expensive to repair as the last post has eluded to.
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Sunday, January 13th, 2008 AT 5:08 AM