Your 2011 Hyundai Sonata might be the best vehicle you’ve ever owned. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Serpentine Belt product you desperately need.
How many belts does a Hyundai Sonata have?
Current models of the Hyundai Sonata are sold with standard internal combustion engines or electric hybrid engines. Most engines rely heavily on two belts that perform essential functions for the car.
How much is a serpentine belt for 2011 Sonata?
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The average cost for a Hyundai Sonata serpentine belt replacement is between $130 and $158. Labor costs are estimated between $61 and $77 while parts are priced between $68 and $81.
How do you know when its time to replace a serpentine belt?
The easiest way to know that a new serpentine belt is needed is if you hear it squealing while the engine is running. A heavy rainstorm might cause a bit of squealing, but if there are any fluid leaks, it’s time to replace it right away.
Is a serpentine belt the only drive belt?
In most modern vehicles, yes. You might hear the serpentine belt referred to as an accessory drive belt or fan belt, which refers to the individual belts that older drive systems used. Older cars used individual drive belts (also called V-belts) that could be replaced separately.
How hard is it to change the serpentine belt?
Serpentine belt replacement is easy because today’s automatic drive belt tensioners eliminate the need to loosen bolts or pry components into position for retensioning. Just rotate the tensioner, remove the old belt and install a new one.
How long does a serpentine belt last for?
Serpentine belts are built to last—much longer than before because of advancements in rubber technology. Under ideal conditions, a belt should stick with you for an average of 60,000 to 100,000 miles.
How expensive is it to replace a serpentine belt?
A typical serpentine belt start at around $25 and goes up to $75 at most. If you know some car repair basics, you could change the belt yourself, and it may save you paying labor charges somewhere between $75 and $120. All together, you’re looking at around $100 to $195 to replace your serpentine belt.
What happens if you don’t replace serpentine belt?
You’ll lose power steering, the A/C will quit, your battery will eventually die, and the engine might overheat. Plus, it could also damage the engine accessories it controls. This is why it is so important to get your serpentine belt replaced on a regular schedule.
What does a worn serpentine belt sound like?
Think you might have a bad serpentine belt? A telltale sign is that the engine squealing comes from the front of the vehicle and that it persists. Belt squeaking is also especially pronounced when accelerating, on startup, and when making a U-turn. The noise is loud and sounds like a squeal, loud chirp, or squeak.
Where is serpentine belt located?
What is a serpentine belt and what does it do? Your Serpentine Belt is named that because of it’s shape which winds all around your vehicles engine. It is located on the front of your engine and if it wears out or breaks you could be in serious trouble.
Can I drive without a serpentine belt?
Most vehicles do not use a serpentine belt to drive the engine’s coolant pump, driving such a vehicle without the serpentine belt is possible, but not advised. If however, your vehicle’s coolant pump is driven by the serpentine belt, driving without the belt will overheat and damage the engine.
What happens if the serpentine belt breaks while driving?
This can lead to a sudden lost of power assist for the steering system, leading to the steering wheel all-of-a-sudden becoming very hard to turn. A broken serpentine belt may stop the water pump from circulating coolant through the cooling system, causing the engine can overheat.
How do I test my serpentine belt?
Here are tips for inspecting belts:
- Look for cracks, fraying, or splits on the top cover.
- Look for signs of glazing on the belt’s sides. Glazed or slick belts can slip, overheat or crack.
- Twist a serpentine belt to look for separating layers, cracks, or missing chunks of the grooves on the underside.
How much does it cost to change a car belt?
Of course, it depends on your make and model as well as labor costs, but in general a replacement serpentine belt costs around $70-$200 (plus taxes and fees), including around $50 for the belt and around $150 for the labor.
Should I replace tensioner with serpentine belt?
Tensioners add pressure from an adjustable pivot point or spring mechanism to keep your serpentine belt taut as it circulates around the engine. There is no recommended timeframe in which to replace your tensioner, especially as the belt itself usually needs replacing before the tensioner does.
Should you replace serpentine belt when replacing alternator?
When replacing and alternator, other upgrades are worth doing too. Go ahead and change the serpentine belt, tensioner and idler roller when replacing an alternator on your car or truck.
What causes serpentine belt to keep breaking?
Serpentine belt problems usually result from one of three causes: a defective belt tensioner, misalignment of a pulley, or, defective bearings in the tensioner, idler, or one of accessories driven by the belt (including the water pump).
Will a car start with a broken serpentine belt?
Yes, a vehicle can start with a broken serpentine belt, assuming the battery is fully functional. The starter motor and ignition system will crank the car’s engine to get the combustion process started. However, you’ll need the serpentine belt if you want your car running for long periods.
Can a serpentine belt make your check engine light come on?
A loose or worn belt will cause ticking or rattling noises, poor engine performance and overheating, usually triggering the check engine light.