timing chain tensioner replacement

timing chain tensioner replacement

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B Johnson

Tulsa, OK

#1 Feb 14, 2007
Has anyone taken their 2006 sonata in for the updated timing chain tensioner?
Len

Norwalk, CT

#2 Mar 8, 2007
I just got back from a 12,000 mile service at Hundyai dealer. I asked them to check engine noise when accelerating. I go back next week when they can give me a loner because of timing chain tensioner problem.
Lee

Corvallis, OR

#3 Mar 14, 2007
I'd also stopped by Hyundai because of the engine noise at 2000 rpm, during cold, then they told me that they need to replace tensioner. So I'll go back this saturday because they ought to order that part.
John

Bradenton, FL

#4 Sep 12, 2007
I have had mine changed twice. On the second time, they found metal shavings in the oil, so they replaced the engine (21,000). The car is back in the shop for... you guessed it, tensioner replacements.
John

United States

#5 Oct 9, 2007
Just dropped off my 2006, 6 cyl, Sonata at the dealership. My complaint was a raspy/clanking noise for 3-5 seconds after a "full cold start". The service writer said it sounded like it may be the timing chain tensioner. I have 23,200 miles on the car and the noise started about 2,000 miles ago. It stops and there's no noticable problems while driving the car...just the noise at start-up, so I wasn't too concerned.
Now after reading the above posts..I'm very concerned. Is this an inherent problem with this car?
Mario

Mansfield, OH

#6 Dec 1, 2007
When i first bought my car it made that noise. I bought it was about 24,000 miles. Dealer fixed it, I'm at 31,000 with no more noise. I have an '06 w/ the v6 and have no suspension or gas sloshing problems. I paid $14k for the car, so even if I had a little bit gas sloshing i wouldn't complain. Its a Hyundai, not a $50k Mercedes.
Rusty

Elgin, SC

#7 Apr 24, 2008
Do the '07s have the tensioner problem?

I just bought a beautiful "Deep Water Blue" SE V6 with the power package today. It drives and runs great, I hope it turns out to be a good reliable grocery getter and vacation car.
Rusty

Elgin, SC

#8 Apr 24, 2008
I just realized I bumped an old post, sorry about that.
Solowizard

Lake Zurich, IL

#9 May 27, 2008
Mario wrote:
When i first bought my car it made that noise. I bought it was about 24,000 miles. Dealer fixed it, I'm at 31,000 with no more noise. I have an '06 w/ the v6 and have no suspension or gas sloshing problems. I paid $14k for the car, so even if I had a little bit gas sloshing i wouldn't complain. Its a Hyundai, not a $50k Mercedes.
Whether it was an over priced Mercedes, or a "get more for your money" Hyundai, It shouldn't matter. Any car you own should run perfect with no manufacturing flaws.
jerry New york

Medford, NY

#10 Oct 1, 2008
I had a rattle on start up when I first started the car in the morning. Its a 2006 sonata which now only has 5100 miles on it. When I took it to the dealer they could never hear the noise. It finally got so bad it was doing it almost every start up. Dealer said it was tensioner and was a 14 hour job. Sounds like a snow job. Does anybody know how long this job should take?
trevor t garvey

Pleasant Hall, PA

#11 Oct 16, 2008
jerry New york wrote:
I had a rattle on start up when I first started the car in the morning. Its a 2006 sonata which now only has 5100 miles on it. When I took it to the dealer they could never hear the noise. It finally got so bad it was doing it almost every start up. Dealer said it was tensioner and was a 14 hour job. Sounds like a snow job. Does anybody know how long this job should take?
The job only takes about two and a half to do the shop has all the right tools so it should be even quicker do not pay for more than three hours and thats working with breaks.
RICHARD

Sparta, WI

#12 Oct 30, 2008
DOES THE 2008 HONDAI SONATAs HAVE THE TENSIONER PROBLEM??
iraqi4ever80

UK

#13 May 31, 2009
I bought a used 2007 v6 sonata it is 14100 miles i have this sound every start up the engine after a while of turning off the machine do I have to replace tensioner or it is a matter of sound only and no further complication
mechanic

Grand Forks, ND

#14 Jun 16, 2009
RICHARD wrote:
DOES THE 2008 HONDAI SONATAs HAVE THE TENSIONER PROBLEM??
YES IT DOES YOU DUMB A$$. They all do! It is not a problem. It is a machine with moving parts, so many that your small brain can not fathom them. There IS an updated tensioner that will relieve some of the noise for awhile most time only awhile. The dealers are telling the truth. Read the bulletin if you can google your way to it. It tells the dealer to change the oil first, then run engine for 10 minutes and shut it down. Restart if the engine makes no noise after a 10 min shut down it is considered normal by Hyundai. It not the dealer trying to rip you off or that they are incompetent. It is the ignorant cry baby american public thinking if it isn't how they like, it something is wrong. Get a life loser.

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mechanic

Grand Forks, ND

#15 Jun 16, 2009
iraqi4ever80 wrote:
I bought a used 2007 v6 sonata it is 14100 miles i have this sound every start up the engine after a while of turning off the machine do I have to replace tensioner or it is a matter of sound only and no further complication
Noise only no other complications. At times it may seem louder as the tension is a tooth/hydraulic adjuster. Sometimes it will be close to reaching the next tooth adjustment to take up the chain slack caused by wear to the chain and chain guides but it will lessen after it reaches the next tooth in the tensioner.
Tina- Boston MA

United States

#16 Jul 7, 2009
I dropped off my 2006, 6 cyl, Sonata at the dealership yesterday after hearing a raspy/clanking noise when I first started the car. It stops and there's no noticable problems while driving the car...just the noise at start-up. They said it sounded like it may be the timing chain. I have 66,800 miles on the car. I had them change the oil and now it doesn't make that sound anymore... appearently the place I got an oil change prior didn't change the filter. Do I get a new timing chain?! They quoted me $1065.00!! That seems rediculous to me!
iraqi4ever80

Satellite Provider

#17 Jul 7, 2009
mechanic wrote:
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Noise only no other complications. At times it may seem louder as the tension is a tooth/hydraulic adjuster. Sometimes it will be close to reaching the next tooth adjustment to take up the chain slack caused by wear to the chain and chain guides but it will lessen after it reaches the next tooth in the tensioner.
i would like to thank u for help i appreciate that a lot. so as i understand from u there is no problem if i dont replace it and use the car because some people and mechanics told that the engine may jump or something like that that will cause great damage to the engine and it will be a big problem and again thank u very much
big d

Morgan Hill, CA

#18 Sep 24, 2009
it appears that hyundai has had many vehicles mostly 06 sonatas jump teeth due to defective hydraulic tensioners,causing mil /or check engine light to come on and have caused damaged engine.
its a fact
Jack

Frisco, TX

#19 Jul 26, 2010
I have a 2007 Hyundai Sonata that occasionally makes a rattling sound on cold start up. Do I need to replace the timing belt tensioner or it it just a matter of installing the manufacturer's oil filter? Would synthetic oil resolve the problem? Or is the rattle harmless?
Noisy

Lexington, KY

#20 Aug 19, 2010
I have an 06 Sonata that I have taken to the dealership for the same noise. The dealership said it is the tensioner but that it does "not effect the performance of the car"... I bought it brand new and it did not make the noise when I bought it. I have called the corporate office and they have decided that it will not be covered under the warranty due to it "not effecting the performance of the car". I am wondering how great my 100.000 mile warranty really is!

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