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    Timing belt change?

    So I have a 04 sonata and need the timing belt changed.
    Is it better to go to a dealer since this is a big deal or is my local shop i trust good enough. Seems like a job that needs done right. Any car guys can answer this for me?






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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm2054 View Post
    So I have a 04 sonata and need the timing belt changed.
    Is it better to go to a dealer since this is a big deal or is my local shop i trust good enough. Seems like a job that needs done right. Any car guys can answer this for me?
    Timing belts are pretty simple for someone who's semi-skilled with engine maintenance. You can probably take it wherever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by debo View Post
    Timing belts are pretty simple for someone who's semi-skilled with engine maintenance. You can probably take it wherever.
    You'd think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iansnightout View Post
    Haha I am on that site and I end going dealer cost $400 I'm broke now






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    Timing belt isn't too terribly big of a job... however, if done wrong or with poor parts (tensioners, belt, pulleys) your engine could go bye bye in a hurry. I'd pay the extra money to take it to a high end shop than just any old shop. I paid $900 for my timing belt, tensioners, pulleys, and accesory belt to be changed at a high end performance shop rather than the local mechanic for like $350. Well worth it IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iansnightout View Post
    Some of those are literally like 'take off cover,' 'remove screws,' 'remove bolts,' 'reinstall bolts.'

    It's a lot of steps, but it's not hard. It's more of a PITA than anything else.


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