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Ok, they have the same part number so they are indeed the same
Hello, according to Hyundai's parts catalog they are the same. As a Hyundai and Kia factory trained technician I can tell you I have worked on a lot of these engines and I can assure you that Hyundai's catalog is correct and that the cam gears are the same. However, if you did get an aftermarket part it is possible that it was not made correctly and could be causing an issue. In order to correctly set valve timing on the 2.7L santa fe you need to set cylinder 1 to top dead center on the compression stroke. There is a mark on the engine and the crankshaft sprocket that will be lined up. There are also marks on both of the camshaft sprockets that line up with marks on the cylinder head covers. All you need to do to time the engine correctly in ensure all of the marks line up.