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CAUTION Timing belt maintenance is extremely important. All Hyundai models use interference-type non-freewheeling engines. Should the timing belt break in these engines, the valves in the cylinder head will come in contact with the pistons, causing major engine damage. The recommended replacement interval for timing belts is 60,000 miles.
Fig. 2: Proper pulley alignment for timing belt installation at TDC — Hyundai 1.5L SOHC engines
NOTE: If the timing marks are not properly aligned, shift the belt 1 tooth at a time in the appropriate direction until they are aligned.
NOTE: Bolts must be tightened in the stated order or tension won't be correct.