After how many miles does the timing chain have to be changed?

Asked by Oct 17, 2013 at 02:34 PM about the 2008 Hyundai Sonata

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

you bedder hury cuz daylite savings time ends 11-03-13

286,075

The timing chain is not a maintenance item. You replace it when it fails or you have timing issues.

8 people found this helpful.
60

Never wait for a timing belt or chain to fail. It most definetly is a maintenance item especially if your car has an interference engine in it. The tolerances in that type of engine are so close if the timing belt or chain either slips or snaps be prepared to purchase a new engine. The tolerances are so tight if you lose timing, engine parts WILL hit. eachother totally destroying your engine. I've personally seen the damage first hand, check with manufacturer on advise when to have the belt / chain serviced, also the tech will recommend changing the waterpump as well, let them do it, the waterpump must be removed to get to the timing belt anyway, makes no sense to put back the old pump.good luck....been there done that ......

6 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Sonata

Looking for a Used Sonata in your area?

CarGurus has 49,687 nationwide Sonata listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Hyundai Sonata Experts

  • #1
    toDumbToNotKnow
    Reputation
    1,680
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,490
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Elantra
423 Great Deals out of 48,041 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
424 Great Deals out of 101,071 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
761 Great Deals out of 70,901 listings starting at $1,200
Used Kia Optima
416 Great Deals out of 30,165 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
720 Great Deals out of 70,159 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Civic
333 Great Deals out of 52,982 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fusion
576 Great Deals out of 61,479 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
480 Great Deals out of 49,315 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Corolla
572 Great Deals out of 66,739 listings starting at $1,449
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
185 Great Deals out of 16,306 listings starting at $1,499
Used Nissan Maxima
200 Great Deals out of 17,500 listings starting at $1,900
Used Mazda MAZDA6
152 Great Deals out of 11,014 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
397 Great Deals out of 25,595 listings starting at $799

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 28,488 listings starting at $14,140
2017 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 3,564 listings starting at $8,995
2016 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 2,410 listings starting at $8,398
2015 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
111 Great Deals out of 6,244 listings starting at $6,999
2014 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,654 listings starting at $6,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.