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Old 12-23-2007, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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yes I wanted to know how easy it is toi change the surpentine belt on a 06 santa fe 2.7L and is there a good brand out there I could use or perhaps better then factory?
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Old 12-25-2007, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no need to change it, th user manual says that inspect every 30k mile on 2.7 and change on 75k miles on 3.5 engine
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks fmfm yea I know when to check it and when it need to be changed.. but I plan on changing it myself.. just wanted to know how on a scale of 1-10 on how easy or hard to change it and how long does it take? and is there different types of material the belts are made of for a santa fe and what brands are good?

1= easy
5= moderate
10= hard
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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here is how to change it

http://autorepair.about.com/library/weekly/aa071205a.htm

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Old 12-26-2007, 05:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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great thanks fmfm. is there different types of belts.. or just one standard size and the material its made of?
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dear Hyundai_81,

Difficulty? If an oil change is a 1 and an engine rebuild is a 10 this job is .....a 1. Takes 10 minutes the first time you do it, IF you have a 1/2 drive socket wrench or the special belt tensioner release tool from Autozone.

Goodyear and Gates are excellent choices for replacement belts.

Your vehicle is so new that no belts are listed as available with Autozone auto parts in your year group.

The belt for a 2004 Santa Fe 2.7 liter with A/C is:



Gatorback / Belt
4060790 $25.99


Application:
With A/C
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Poly-V w A/C
Unique Gatorback rib design reduces noise and extends life by reducing heat build-up


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Old 12-27-2007, 04:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks very much byronguidry3732 for your help. I am glad know its easy and won't take long.. I am ok for a bit yet but its always good to know ahead of time.
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Dear Hyundai_81,

Even better:

Autozone will LOAN you the special tool, just have to leave a deposit which you get back upon return.

http://www.autozone.com/in_our_stores/loan...belts/belts.htm

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Old 12-28-2007, 03:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks again byronguidry3732 but I am from Canada and we don't have an autozone here. sorry and thanks anyways? oh I was wondering what brands out there that make the belts for my 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L??
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Just a heads up on the gatorback belt-

Before I was at the dealership I used to work at, one of the techs there had a 2.7 SF with a misfire code that was proving just about impossible to diagnose. After all sorts of work being done it was determined that the unique ribbing on the Goodyear belts was causing a very minute vibration that was being picked up by the knock sensor as a misfire. I know it sounds crazy but it happened. Gates makes the timing belts for Hyundai and they make a good product.

The only tricky part on changing out the belt is you need to unbolt the tensioner to remove the old belt, its just 2 bolts. Other than that its pretty easy.
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