2 Elantras and 3 V6 Sonatas in the family over the last 10 years. Only time
tensioner has been replaced on any of them has been when timing belt has
been replaced. Sounds like something is installed wrong and belt isnt square
Common issue on the 3.3L and 3.8L engines. Never seen a car need a
second replacement, though. And not common enough to suspect every
car would need one.
Probably just got a bad one as a replacement. Not sure if there's
been a vendor change or redesign. Failure rate may even fall below
the threshhold for Hyundai to recognize there's a problem.
Thanks HT. I have a sneaky suspision that they didn't actually replace it
the first time. I spent a good part of the day there this time WATCHING.
I made them a deal...save the loaner car and let me watch. They accepted.
Sounds great now...we'll see about the future.
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