Does A Hyundai Elantra Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Hyundai Elantra Belt Or Chain

From 2011 to 2021 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.

For example, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra 1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI) option has a timing chain while the 2010 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II) option has a timing belt.

Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years Engine Option Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
2011 - 2021 all timing chain interference
1992 - 2009 all timing belt non-interference
Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra

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Timing Belt Basics

A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.
A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.

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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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.

2021 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. 147 hp (Nu) timing chain interference lifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 139 hp Hybrid timing chain interference lifetime
2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.6L 4 Cyl. 121 hp (Smartstream G1.6) timing chain interference lifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. 147 hp (Nu) timing chain interference lifetime
2020 Hyundai Elantra GT
2020 Hyundai Elantra GT

2019 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.4L 4 Cyl. 128 hp (Kappa II T-GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (Nu MPi) timing chain interference lifetime
2019 Row Of Hyundai Elantras
2019 Row Of Hyundai Elantras

2018 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.4L 4 Cyl. 128 hp (Kappa II T-GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (Nu MPi) timing chain interference lifetime

2017 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.4L 4 Cyl. 128 hp (Kappa II T-GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (Nu MPi) timing chain interference lifetime

2016 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.4L 4 Cyl. 128 hp (Kappa II T-GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. 201 hp (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (Nu MPi) timing chain interference lifetime

2015 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L 4 Cyl. 145 hp (Nu) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. 173 hp (Nu) timing chain interference lifetime

2014 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L 4 Cyl. 145 hp (Nu) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. 173 hp (Nu) timing chain interference lifetime

2013 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1.8L 4 Cyl. 145 hp (Nu)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2012 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1.8L 4 Cyl. 145 hp (Nu)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2011 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Hyundai Elantras have timing chains and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1.8L 4 Cyl. 145 hp (Nu)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2010 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

2009 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

2008 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

2007 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

2006 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

2005 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2005 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2005 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

2004 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2004 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2004 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

2003 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2003 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2003 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

2002 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2002 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2002 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

2001 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2001 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2001 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

2000 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2000 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2000 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

1999 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1999 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1999 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Beta I) timing belt interference 60k miles
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference 60k miles

1998 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1998 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1998 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Beta I) timing belt interference 60k miles
2.0L 4 Cyl. 138 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference 60k miles

1997 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1997 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1997 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1.8L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Beta I)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

1996 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1996 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1996 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1.8L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Beta I)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

1995 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1995 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1995 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.6L 4 Cyl. 113 hp (4G61) timing belt interference 60k miles
1.8L 4 Cyl. 124 hp (4G67/G4CM) timing belt interference 60k miles

1994 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1994 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1994 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.6L 4 Cyl. 113 hp (4G61) timing belt interference 60k miles
1.8L 4 Cyl. 124 hp (4G67/G4CM) timing belt interference 60k miles

1993 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1993 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1993 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.6L 4 Cyl. 113 hp (4G61) timing belt interference 60k miles
1.8L 4 Cyl. 124 hp (4G67/G4CM) timing belt interference 60k miles

1992 Hyundai Elantra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1992 Hyundai Elantras have timing belts and are interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1992 Hyundai Elantra Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1.6L 4 Cyl. 113 hp (4G61)
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 60k miles

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