- posted 11 years ago
I have a Hyundai sonata 2004 with 96k miles on it, its a V4 and I am in a dilemma to find out if I need a new timing belt. It will cost me $500. Timing belt + water pump (including labour). Now I bought this car at 60K and have been using it for the last 36k miles. I was never really concerned about the Timing belt untill one of my friends got it done on his Acura after 106K miles. The mechanic told my buddy, after replacing his timing....that it was still in good condition and could have gone for another 10-20K miles.
Is there some means of finding out if I really need this thing done?..I dont see any problems with my driving. Now another thing is I dont even know if the person who sold me got it done at 60K....I doubt.....which means my car has been running on the original timing belt till 96K....I am guessing I can go another 10-20K miles on the original one.....
Thankyou and appreciate it.