How do you change a timing belt on a 1997 Hyundai Elantra?
CAUTION: Some models are equipped with anti-theft-radio make sure you have the activation code before disconnecting battery * Disconnect the negative battery cable * Rotate the engine in the normal direction of rotation (clockwise) until the No.1 cylinder is located TDC * Remove the accessory drivebelt * Loosen the water pump pulley bolts and then remove the water pump pulley * Using a chain wrench or a strap wrench to hold the crankshaft pulley loosen the crank pulley bolt and then remove the pulley bolt and the crank pulley.Make sure that you dont move the no.1 cylinder from TDC while loosening the crank pulley bolt.After removing the crankshaft pulley remove the timing belt retainer/guide flange * Remove the four upper timing belt cover bolts and then remove the upper timing belt cover.Remove the lower timing belt cover bolts * Make sure that the timing belt camshaft sprocket timing marks are aligned with the top cylinder head * Remove the timing belt tensioner pulley bolt and then remove the tensioner pulley * Remove the timing belt
Take it to the dealer... :) Seriously. I had a 1998 elantra, and I believe up until 1999 they used what are called "captive" rotors. Basically meaning you have to disassemble the hub in order to remove the rotor. It's a royal PITA and I would highly recommend it not be attempted without thorough instructions.