Learn how to change the serpentine belt on a Hyundai vehicle. This guide applies to most Hyundai vehicles with a four-cylinder engine found on Accent, Santa Fe, Sonata, Veloster, and Elantra. Photos and video clips are from a 2016 Hyundai Elantra.
This full video clip shows how to replace the Hyundai Sonata’s serpentine belt and tensioner pulley. The instructions and video clips on replacing the serpentine belt on the Hyundai Elantra can be found below.
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- Hyundai Serpentine Belt
- Metric Socket Set
- 12 mm socket
- 14 mm socket
- Ratchet Wrench
- Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
- Loosen the alternator bolts. A 12 mm and 14 mm bolt needs to be loosened. You don’t need to remove these bolts completely.
- Once the bolts are loosened, the alternator can be pushed downwards, loosening the serpentine belt.
- Remove the serpentine/drive belt from the pulleys.
- Install the serpentine belt in reverse order. Ensure that the belt is routed properly and that the belt is sitting correctly in all the pulleys.
The serpentine belt is also called the drive, poly v-ribbed, or accessory belt.
In this Hyundai Elantra, the serpentine belt drives the alternator, A/C compressor, and water pump. You must loosen the alternator bolts to remove and replace the serpentine belt.
We hope you find the Hyundai Serpentine Drive Belt Replacement Guide helpful. For more help with your Hyundai, visit the Vehicle Repair Guides section, where you will find tips and tutorials on maintaining your vehicle.