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2005 hyundai sonata timing belt

07-17-2011, 09:29 AM
I have a 2005 hyundai sonata gls v6 with 168,000 miles. It has not run since i bought it so i took the timing belt cover off and found out the timing belt is broken. i was wondering what kind of motor this is and if the valves will be bent or if i could just replace the belt. I basically want to know if this is worth having fixed or just getting rid of it, and a ballpark price maybe. thank you

07-17-2011, 10:16 AM
1) Pull all the plugs + turn engine over by hand!

If noise or locked up, it's an interfearence type engine, and the valves are bent.
If ''ok'', put cylinder 1 on TDC.

2) Set all the timing marks + put a new timing belt on.
3) Check the compression on each cylinder.

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07-17-2011, 10:59 AM
Honestly I don't know how to get the back 3 spark plugs out

07-18-2011, 09:53 AM
It looks like the Intake manifold needs to come off to get to the rear plugs, also
Yes - you have a interference type engine.
How much did you pay for her?

07-18-2011, 01:44 PM
well if we have determined this is an interference type motor then we pretty much established the valves are most likely bent and its not worth fixing.. right?

07-18-2011, 03:50 PM
It depends on how much you paid for her + DIY project.
Check KBB + NADA for value 1st.

You might just have bent valves on one bank, so you might only need to fix one head.

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