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I have just bought a Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4 GLS 5P which

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I have just bought a Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4 GLS 5P which was first registered in 2004. I am very pleased with it and just had it serviced and checked before the winter. My mechanic has asked if the timing belt has been replaced; the previous owners can't remember and there is nothing in the service history. Then it occurred to me, perhaps, with any luck, it has a timing chain and not a belt. Can't seem to find out. Can you help me please? Thanks. Kate
Hi Kate .
This car's engine has a Timing belt ,and the Hyundai recommended belt
replacement should be done every 75.000 km or 60 months .
So first change at 75.000 the second 150.000 etc .
This is an interference engine , so if the belt snaps this will cause you a very expensive engine damage , if no history of this being change just go ahead and have it done Kate .
Saying this the Tech can remove the timing belt cover and check, one will see if it been replaced or not.
Still need additional information then please get back to me with the reply button, and not the poor or bad service, this way i can get back to you or suggest another expert if needed.
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Kind regards Greg.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Very prompt, matter of fact and clear response Greg thank you even if it wasn't the news I wanted to hear. I will get Harry Hyundai booked in ASAP - I had a timing belt go on me once before on a car (the day before the belt was due to be changed) - not a pretty sight! Thanks again. Kate