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#1 Old 01-20-2011, 01:29 AM
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A newbie here at this forum and I would like to get help on how to adjust to specs the drive belt tensions of my 2005 sonata V6 2.7L. I noticed that it is loose and maybe this is what causing the noise whenever the engine is running. The shop that I went to the other day for the wheel alignment told me that it needs power steering pump replacement. But before I jump to spend big money I would like to see if the adjustment of the drive belt tension will eliminate the noise.

Any help from this community will be greatly appreciated.

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l am moving your post over to the sonata forum for a better response
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QUOTE (jimve @ Jan 20 2011, 12:29 AM)
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Hi,

A newbie here at this forum and I would like to get help on how to adjust to specs the drive belt tensions of my 2005 sonata V6 2.7L. I noticed that it is loose and maybe this is what causing the noise whenever the engine is running. The shop that I went to the other day for the wheel alignment told me that it needs power steering pump replacement. But before I jump to spend big money I would like to see if the adjustment of the drive belt tension will eliminate the noise.

Any help from this community will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jim
There is no adjument on the 2.7 drive belt... it is spring loaded arm that handle the job.

We do not replace P/S pumps on 2.7.. too reliable.. find the actual cause... look at flluid levl.. is the bottle at full mark ??

Look at the rubber high presure hose banjo'd to the top of the P/S pump.... follow it down to the steel line fitting just above the rack... it the hose moist /wet with oil ?

If yes to low oil and hose wet looking and frame wet with oil, replace the P/S high pressure hose...

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There is no adjument on the 2.7 drive belt... it is spring loaded arm that handle the job.

We do not replace P/S pumps on 2.7.. too reliable.. find the actual cause... look at flluid levl.. is the bottle at full mark ??

Look at the rubber high presure hose banjo'd to the top of the P/S pump.... follow it down to the steel line fitting just above the rack... it the hose moist /wet with oil ?

If yes to low oil and hose wet looking and frame wet with oil, replace the P/S high pressure hose...
First of all, thank you very much for your response. I checked fluid level and all lines and I don't see any leaks. However, one shop told me that it needs the AC compressor to be replaced and quoted me $1,300 to do the job while another shop quoted me $600.00 for the same job.

My question now, which I also posted earlier on another topic, is if there is a shorter serpentine belt that I could buy to replace the current one to bypass the AC compressor just to diagnos if the compressor is really the one causing the abnormal noise. I don't want to spend that much money if no ne can guarantee the noise will go away. Any help/suggestion here will be appreciated.

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QUOTE (jimve @ Jan 24 2011, 12:46 PM)
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First of all, thank you very much for your response. I checked fluid level and all lines and I don't see any leaks. However, one shop told me that it needs the AC compressor to be replaced and quoted me $1,300 to do the job while another shop quoted me $600.00 for the same job.

My question now, which I also posted earlier on another topic, is if there is a shorter serpentine belt that I could buy to replace the current one to bypass the AC compressor just to diagnos if the compressor is really the one causing the abnormal noise. I don't want to spend that much money if no ne can guarantee the noise will go away. Any help/suggestion here will be appreciated.

Thanks,
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You can ribbed belts in all kinds of lengths... I have never seen a 2.7 with out A/C... you can bypass the A/C, you just need to figure out the length of belt needed..

A piece of cord, wrapped around the pulleys, and length determined with tensioner maybe 1/2 travel, mark your cord, measure length, and buy a belt that long... like the A/C-Alt belt for my car is a 5PK1100 (industry measure), and my P/S belt is a 3PK760... My A/C is 5 rib by 1100mm long, the P/S is 3 rib by 760mm long.

I want to say the current belt you have is a 5 rib by 2000 or 2005mm long, so you just need to figure how much shorter you need to bypass the A/C and still keep tensioner under good load to hold belt tight.

As to the compressor, we seel Hyundai Re-man for $331 I think it is, add $90 labor, add recover/evac-charge time, Should come in around $550 maybe.

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You can ribbed belts in all kinds of lengths... I have never seen a 2.7 with out A/C... you can bypass the A/C, you just need to figure out the length of belt needed..

A piece of cord, wrapped around the pulleys, and length determined with tensioner maybe 1/2 travel, mark your cord, measure length, and buy a belt that long... like the A/C-Alt belt for my car is a 5PK1100 (industry measure), and my P/S belt is a 3PK760... My A/C is 5 rib by 1100mm long, the P/S is 3 rib by 760mm long.

I want to say the current belt you have is a 5 rib by 2000 or 2005mm long, so you just need to figure how much shorter you need to bypass the A/C and still keep tensioner under good load to hold belt tight.

As to the compressor, we seel Hyundai Re-man for $331 I think it is, add $90 labor, add recover/evac-charge time, Should come in around $550 maybe.
Thank you sbr711. I will try to take this route first just to see if the ac compressor is really the culprit then decide my next step. I appreciate your input.

On a side note, any idea on how to replace the filter on power steering fluid reservoir?
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On a side note, any idea on how to replace the filter on power steering fluid reservoir?
You dont.. service bulletin for steering noise a while back.. if fluid frothing out of bottle, chances is screen clogged.. they advise replace the bottle..

It has been posted in the past that a few have flushed the bottle, carb spray will do nice job of disolving crud in screen, try that, then some brake clean to dry it out/final rinse


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You dont.. service bulletin for steering noise a while back.. if fluid frothing out of bottle, chances is screen clogged.. they advise replace the bottle..

It has been posted in the past that a few have flushed the bottle, carb spray will do nice job of disolving crud in screen, try that, then some brake clean to dry it out/final rinse
Once again, thank you very much for your very informative response. I do notice that there is froth or bubbles on the fluid while the engine is running. It is like boiling water, you know, it is moving and I thought, is this normal? Now let me ask you, is that a normal thing on Hyndai? Other vehicles, I noticed that the fluid is just standing still with no movement at all while the engine is running. What do you think?

Thank you and again I appreciate any input.
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