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  • avatar actualsize 05/21/08 12:14 pm PST

    I wouldn't think a 2006 car would have enough miles on it to warrant a new timing belt, but I don't know the mileage on your car. That's a critical part of the discussion and timing belts are something to take seriously if the mileage limit has been reached.



    You owner's manual would have a maintenance schedule in it. You should check that and compare it to your current odometer reading before going to a dealer so you know what you need. And look back through the maintenance schedule at lower mileages to see what you might have missed.



    Edmunds has a maintenance page on their website that will help you do the same thing.

    Click here and enter your car's information.

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  • actualsize 05/21/08 12:14 pm PST

    I wouldn't think a 2006 car would have enough miles on it to warrant a new timing belt, but I don't know the mileage on your car. That's a critical part of the discussion and timing belts are something to take seriously if the mileage limit has been reached.



    You owner's manual would have a maintenance schedule in it. You should check that and compare it to your current odometer reading before going to a dealer so you know what you need. And look back through the maintenance schedule at lower mileages to see what you might have missed.



    Edmunds has a maintenance page on their website that will help you do the same thing.

    Click here and enter your car's information.

  • canuck25 09/28/08 5:07 pm PST

    The 2006 and later 4cyl Sonatas do NOT have a belt, but rather a timing chain. And I'm very certain this applies to the 6cyl engines as well!

  • brr 01/02/09 10:46 am PST

    I have an 06 Sonata with the V6.  There appears to be an issue with the timing chain tensioner that causes a rattling noise when cold.  I've read online that other people have the same experience.  If you have this problem, it should be covered under warrantee...

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