Hi I'm new here.... '03 Sonata with 2.7L
I'm in the midst of doing this same job.
I'm a defector from another forum. I posted there... currently 37 views with 0 replies.
Ultimate Timing Belt Diy Guide For 2.7l V6 - Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum
I'm working off this step by step guide, located on the Santa Fe forum of another site.
It has been usefull but isn't 100% accurate in the sequence for the process.
I have the upper part of the motor mount removed and am trying to get at the third large bolt that holds the lower portion to the block.
Thinking I needed to actually get the lower T belt cover off before I can get that mount all the way off, I jumped ahead to pulling the Crank pulley.
My whimpy impact didn't take off the crank bolt but putting a breaker bar on there and kicking the starter for a fraction of a second did the deed just fine.
Then I started the alleged 'wiggle wiggle' in a vain effort to get the crank pulley off. I resorted to long screwdrivers and a smallish pry bar. NO GOOD!
30 minutes later I dropped my useless efforts and drove to my nearby Harbor Freight and bought a 6" 3 jaw puller.
That did get the pulley off but I had to use the longest bolt from the upper motor mount because the crank bolt was too short to pull that pulley off.
I'm really frustrated with this job. Everything is tight for access and looking ahead, I don't think the Sonata offers the range of vision that the Santa Fe apparently does.
I searched timing belt 2.7L and the search came up empty. I searched just 'timing belt' and after several pages on the results, I found this thread. The topic was at least close to what I'm dealing with.
No 'sticky' how to guide for doing this job? My Haynes manual gets a big fat "D" for the write up it has on doing the Timing Belt.
Anyway, thanks for at least letting me vent. I hope ya'll are more helpfull than the 'the other guys'.
I'm Dave, I live in Philly with my SO. I am on feoa .com (Ford Escort Owners Assoc), USMB .com (Ultimate Subaru Message board) and JeepForum .com.
I've had my Sonata for 11 months ... it has 150,000 miles and because I have no history on the car, I know waiting on doing the timing belt is just a roll of the dice. I did the same job on a 2.2L Subaru last year. In retrospect, that seems like a cakewalk compared to this job.
OH and.... I have a water pump to install as well. I've not drained the coolant yet. All that system is really rat holed... I can't get my fingers on anything below the top of the engine.
Any advice or remarks?
Thanks again. Hi.