How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Neal Your Own Question
Neal, Auto Mechanic
Category: Hyundai
Satisfied Customers: 8349
Experience:  Shop Owner and Mechanic on multiple makes.
Type Your Hyundai Question Here...
Neal is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Hyundai Tiburon Need Labor time to change timing belt and

This answer was rated:

Need Labor time to change timing belt and water pump

also, need directions....

2007 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0 DOHC

VIN: KMHHM66D27U253078

I'm Neal and I am here to assist you. Only accept when you are happy with my assistance. If I can't help I will open your Question to other experts.


Engine removal is 9.6 hours plus 3.2 hours to replace the belt.


Yes the engine has to come out.


The procedure is a lot of info, let me know if you still need it. I assume the customer may change their mind!!!!!






This question will remain open and I will continue to work with you even after you accept. The question will remain active for 7 days after our last communication.

Neal and other Hyundai Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I called a dealer to get a quote and they can do the job for $ I doubt they are pulling the engine...can you go ahead and send me the directions?




Engine removal is not required for this procedure.
1. Remove the engine cover.
2. Remove RH front wheel.
3. Remove 2 bolts(B) and RH side cover(A).

4. Remove the engine mount bracket.
1) Set the jack to the engine oil pan.

NOTE: Place wooden block between the jack and engine oil pan.

2) Remove the bolt(B), 3 nuts(C, D) and engine mount bracket(A).

3) Remove the bolt(B) and stay plate(A).

5. Temporarily loosen the water pump pulley bolts.

6. Remove alternator belt.
7. Remove air compressor belt.
8. Remove power steering belt.
9. Remove 4 bolts and water pump pulley.
10. Remove the 4 bolts and timing belt upper cover.
11. Turn the crankshaft pulley, and align its groove with timing mark "T" of the timing belt cover.
12. Remove the crankshaft pulley bolt(B) and crankshaft pulley(A).

13. Remove the crankshaft flange(A).

14. Remove the 5 bolts(B) and timing belt lower cover(A).

15. Remove the timing belt tensioner(A) and timing belt(B).

NOTE: If the timing belt is reused, make an arrow indicating the turning direction to make sure that the belt is reinstalled in the same direction as before.

16. Remove the bolt(B) and timing belt idler(A).

17. Remove the crankshaft sprocket(A).


18. Remove the cylinder head cover.
1) Remove the spark plug cable.
2) Remove the accelerator cable from the cylinder head cover.
3) Remove the PCV(Positive Crankcase ventilation) hose and breather hose.
4) Remove the 12 bolts and cylinder head cover.
19. Remove camshaft sprocket.
1) Hold the hexagonal head wrench (A) portion of the camshaft with a wrench (B), and remove the bolt and camshaft sprocket (C).

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the cylinder head and valve lifter with the wrench.



1. Check the camshaft sprocket, crankshaft sprocket, tensioner pulley, and idler pulley for abnormal wear, cracks, or damage. Replace as necessary.
2. Inspect the tensioner pulley and the idler pulley for easy and smooth rotation and check for play or noise. Replace as necessary.

3. Replace the pulley if there is a grease leak from its bearing.


1. Check the belt for oil or dust deposits.
Replace, if necessary.
Small deposits should be wiped away with a dry cloth or paper. Do not clean with solvent.
2. When the engine is overhauled or belt tension adjusted, check the belt carefully. If any of the following flaws are evident, replace the belt.

^ Do not bend, twist or turn the timing belt inside out.
^ Do not allow the timing belt to come into contact with oil, water and steam.


1. Install the camshaft sprocket and tighten the bolt to the specified torque.
1) Temporarily install the camshaft sprocket bolt.
2) Hold the hexagonal head wrench(A) portion of the camshaft with a wrench(B), and tighten the camshaft sprocket(C) bolt.

Tightening torque
Camshaft sprocket bolt 98.1 - 117.7Nm (10.0 - 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 - 86.8lb-ft)

2. Install cylinder head cover.
1) Install cylinder head cover(A) and 12 bolts(B).

2) Install the PCV hose(A) and breather hose(B).

3) Install the accelerator cable(A) from the cylinder head cover.

4) Install the spark plug cable.
3. Install the crankshaft sprocket(A).

4. Align the timing marks of the camshaft sprocket(A) and crankshaft sprocket(B) with the No.l piston placed at top dead center and its compression stroke.

View & Print Options76_hy07tibur_em-036e.png

5. Install the idler pulley(A) and tighten the bolt(B) to the specified torque.

View & Print Options77_hy07tibur_em-037a.png

6. Temporarily install the timing belt tensioner(A) with plain washer(B).

View & Print Options78_hy07tibur_em-037b.png

7. Install the timing belt so as not to give excessive slack at the center of the belt. Install the timing belt with the following procedure.
Crankshaft sprocket (A) -> Idler pulley (B) Camshaft sprocket (C) timing belt tensioner (D).

View & Print Options79_hy07tibur_em-037c.png

8. Temporarily fasten tensioner pulley by center bolt to add force at belt.
9. Timing belt tension adjusting
1) Rotate crankshaft in regular direction (clock wise view from front) through angle equivalent to two teeth (18°) of camshaft sprocket(A).

View & Print Options80_hy07tibur_em-037d.png

2) Using a hex wrench, turn the adjust counterclockwise to make the indicator of the arm(A) located at the center of the base notch.

View & Print Options81_hy07tibur_em-038a.png

3) Tightening tensioner bolt.

Tightening torque
Tensioner bolt 42.2 - 53.9Nm (4.3 - 5.5kgf.m, 31.1 - 39.8lb-ft)

4) Recheck the belt tension. When the tension side of timing belt is pushed horizontally with a moderate force [approximately 2kg (20N, 5lb)], the timing belt cog end sags in approximately 4 - 6mm (0.16 -0.24in.)

View & Print Options83_hy07tibur_em-038c.png

10. Turn the crankshaft two turns in the operating direction (clockwise) and realign crankshaft sprocket and camshaft sprocket timing mark.
11. Install the timing belt lower cover(A) with 5 bolts(B).

View & Print Options84_hy07tibur_em-038d.png

12. Install the flange and crankshaft pulley(A).
Make sure that crankshaft sprocket pin fits the small hole in the pulley.

View & Print Options85_hy07tibur_em-038e.png

13. Install the timing belt upper cover with 4 bolts.
14. Install the coolant pump pulley with 4 bolts.
15. Install power steering belt.
16. Install air compressor belt.
17. Install alternator belt.
18. Install the engine mount bracket.
1) Install the stay plate(A) with bolt(B).

View & Print Options86_hy07tibur_em-039a.png

2) Install engine mount bracket(A) with 3 nuts and bolt.

View & Print Options87_hy07tibur_em-039b.png

19. Install RH side cover(A) with 2 bolts(B).

View & Print Options88_hy07tibur_em-039c.png

20. Install RH front wheel.
21. Install engine cover with 4 bolts.
Neal and other Hyundai Specialists are ready to help you