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Hyundai Elantra: Timing Belt Or Timing Chain? (1992 - 2024)

Researched By AutoPadre Research Team


From 2011 to 2024 all Hyundai Elantra models have a timing chain and an interference engine. From 1992 to 2010 all Hyundai Elantra models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Scroll down to see detailed timing belt data for your particular model year of the Hyundai Elantra.

Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
YearEngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-Interference
2011 – 2024AllTiming ChainInterference
1992 - 2009AllTiming BeltNon-Interference

Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

Check out the Belt Or Chain specifications for other makes and models.

2024 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2024 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2024 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.6L 4 Cyl. HybridTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl.Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2023 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2024 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2023 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.6L 4 Cyl. HybridTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl.Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2022 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2022 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2022 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. HybridTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl.Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.6L 4 Cyl. 139 hp HybridTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. 147 hp (Nu)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2020 Hyundai Elantra GT
2020 Hyundai Elantra GT

2020 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 147 hp (Nu)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 121 hp (Smartstream G1.6)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2019 Row Of Hyundai Elantras
2019 Row Of Hyundai Elantras

2019 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2019 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (Nu MPi)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.4L 4 Cyl. 128 hp (Kappa II T-GDi)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2018 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2018 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (Nu MPi)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.4L 4 Cyl. 128 hp (Kappa II T-GDi)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2017 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (Nu MPi)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.4L 4 Cyl. 128 hp (Kappa II T-GDi)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2016 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2016 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (Nu MPi)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.4L 4 Cyl. 128 hp (Kappa II T-GDi)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2015 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2015 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 173 hp (Nu)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8L 4 Cyl. 145 hp (Nu)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2014 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2014 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 173 hp (Nu)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8L 4 Cyl. 145 hp (Nu)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2013 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2013 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.8L 4 Cyl. 145 hp (Nu)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2012 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.8L 4 Cyl. 145 hp (Nu)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2011 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines.

2011 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.8L 4 Cyl. 145 hp (Nu)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2010 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

2010 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k

2009 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

2009 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k

2008 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

2008 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k

2007 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

2007 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k

2006 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

2006 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k

2005 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2005 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

2005 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k

2004 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2004 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

2004 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k

2003 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2003 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

2003 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k

2002 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2002 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

2002 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k

2001 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2001 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

2001 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k

2000 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2000 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

2000 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k

1999 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1999 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

1999 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k
1.8L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Beta I)Timing BeltInterference60k

1998 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1998 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

1998 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)Timing BeltInterference60k
1.8L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Beta I)Timing BeltInterference60k

1997 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1997 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

1997 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.8L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Beta I)Timing BeltInterference60k

1996 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1996 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

1996 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.8L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Beta I)Timing BeltInterference60k

1995 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1995 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

1995 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.8L 4 Cyl. 124 hp (4G67/G4CM)Timing BeltInterference60k
1.6L 4 Cyl. 113 hp (4G61)Timing BeltInterference60k

1994 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1994 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

1994 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.8L 4 Cyl. 124 hp (4G67/G4CM)Timing BeltInterference60k
1.6L 4 Cyl. 113 hp (4G61)Timing BeltInterference60k

1993 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1993 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

1993 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.8L 4 Cyl. 124 hp (4G67/G4CM)Timing BeltInterference60k
1.6L 4 Cyl. 113 hp (4G61)Timing BeltInterference60k

1992 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1992 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines.

1992 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.6L 4 Cyl. 113 hp (4G61)Timing BeltInterference60k
Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra

Timing Belt Basics

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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