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The timing belt on my 2005 Hyundai sonata broke while I was

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driving on the highway....
The timing belt on my 2005 Hyundai sonata broke while I was driving on the highway. Is it worth getting the belt put back on or has too much damage been done in the engine?
JA: How many miles are on the timing belt? Have you ever had to change it before?
Customer: I bought it off a lot and he didn't say. It was probably the original to the car. The car has 175,000 miles on it.
JA: Are you fixing your Sonata yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have it at a mechanic to work on. I need to decide if I should pay the roughly $500 dollars to have it put on and find out that the engine is trashed.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not necessarily
Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Hyundai
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Hyundai Mechanic: Kevin, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago
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Hi im kevin this engine is listed as an interference engine ,meaning that in the event of timing belt failure its highly likely that damage will occurr in almost all cases

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