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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Hyundai Sonata - Preventive Maintenance - 7/17/2014
    My scan tool Innova 3140b does not connect to the cars computer.
    It is acting like there is no power coming from the cars computer connection. I checked what fuses I thought were connected to it but no luck. I looked in the outer and inner fuse boxes and I'm just not seeing a fuse. I have checked the cig & acc fuses and they are ...
     
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Hyundai Elantra - Preventive Maintenance - 6/28/2014
    Why won't my gas gauge move?
    tried to fill up tank of recently purchased 2000 elantra and the pump stopped distributing gas after only a few gallons yet my gauge registers as only having a quarter tank
     
    • CVO
      6/28/2014 CVO
      The charcoal canister is saturated with gas, the tank fuel fumes couldn't vent into it and it will shut down the pump nozzle.
      See this Fig. Example EVAP System

      http://www.autozone.com/.../...rGuideContent.jsp

      Use the mouse arrow and scroll more than 1/ 2 of the page to see the Fig.



      http://www.automd.com/.../

      Mike K.12 minutes ago
      I had the exact problem. First, I took a metal hanger and untwisted the neck and cut the twisted end off and straightened it out. Next I separated the fuel filler neck right before the tank. I ran the hanger the hanger through the the fuel filler nozzle to verify that it was clear. I separated the two rubber hoses that flow into a box, which I don't know the name of it. I ran the hanger through both lines to the box, then I used my air compressor the blow through the two hoses that run into the box. I also used it to blow through the line that connects next to the fuel filler nozzle. I bent the rubber hose and did the same with it. I then went to the gas station and pumped in $26 (7 gals) worth of gas. I fueled it wide open. No clicking, stoping or over flowing. Good luck.
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      Mike K.
      CVO1 minute ago
      I separated the two rubber hoses that flow into a box, it called the charcoal canister. Nice work.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Hyundai Elantra - Preventive Maintenance - 6/28/2014
    Why won't my gas gauge move?
    tried to fill up tank of recently purchased 2000 elantra and the pump stopped distributing gas after only a few gallons yet my gauge registers as only having a quarter tank
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Hyundai Elantra - Preventive Maintenance - 5/10/2014
    I would lke to know who is note of fide when rec alled are sent because my auto has had every one of these
    things please help me this car is all I have to get me to the doc. I have ms and other illness and live alone and on a fix income nancy hamrick 816 Loretta lane so. Charleston wv 25309
     
    • Jimm
      5/9/2014 Jimm
      If I understand - your request is; 'who is notified when or if recall notices are sent regaring your vehicle'? Is this correct?

      If you are the current vehicle owner, then you would be contacted if the vehicle has any applicable recalls issued from the manufacturer. To check if any recalls are applied, simply contact your local dealership and provide them with the vehicle identification number (VIN) for the recall information.
    • John's Auto Repair
      5/10/2014 John's Auto Repair
      Good answer. However the dealership is the last to know, seriously. I worked for GM for
      12 years and we were always the last to know.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe - Preventive Maintenance - 4/17/2014
    We just bought it used. We don't know when timing belt was changed last. Not sure when to change it.
    We Just purchased this vehicle. It has 141,500 miles on it. We bought it from a dealer. He said that they (His son) looked at the timing belt and it "Looked Good". He said there were no missing teeth & it looked OK. Can you tell if the timing belt is OK by looking ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/13/2014 HouseCallAuto
      You cannot akways tell if the belt was replaced unless there is a brand name on it like Gates or Dayco or Goodyear that you can see. Just as important (even more important in my opinion) is to replace the balance shaft belt that is directly behind the timing belt. I have seen this belt shred itself and get caught under the main timing belt and cause the main timing belt to jump. It is also important to not overtighten this balance shaft belt.
    • AutoMD Member
      3/13/2014 AutoMD Member
      You can pull the front cover back and see the belt, if it looks frayed or dry rotted replace, honestly unless it looks new I would replace it because its and interference engine and will bend valves in head if belt breaks....
    • Affordable Auto Service
      With the number of miles on the vehicle I recommend replacement of the belt if not sure when replaced last. Better to spend the money on t/ belt replacement then major engine work if it breaks.
    • AutoMD Member
      4/17/2014 AutoMD Member
      Belts often look "good" right before they break....

      Missing teeth?...The dealer or the belt? I'm betting on the belt. That he didn't tell when it was replaced probably means it's never been replaced...get a real mechanic to look at it...if it breaks, bye, bye, engine.
    • Jimm
      4/17/2014 Jimm
      Agree with the recommendation for the timing belt kit; water pump, t-belt, tensioner - as well as the balance shaft belt replacement at the current mileage. No one can tell 'by looking' if the timing belt is ready to change, unless the belt itself shows external signs of wear.

      Replace the timing belt now at some 141k miles is considered as proactive and saving major engine repair / damage if the belt(s) were to break during operation.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the timing components kit; timing belt, balance shaft belt, camshaft belt tensioner pulley, balance shaft tensioner, camshaft belt idler; for the 2.4L interference engine - from around $73.00 for your vehicle. Dayco part #95313K1 or equivalent.

      Utilize the 'Find-A-Shop' and 'Estimate Cost' or the Insta-Quotes features - found on the AutoMD website for the timing belt service / replacement cost for the parts and labor.
  • AutoMD User
    AutoMD User - 2009 Hyundai Accent - Preventive Maintenance - 4/6/2014
    No Headlights.Checked fuse A ok. Went to car wash yesterday lights not working after wash
    Checked fuse A ok. Went to car wash yesterday lights not working after wash
     
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Hyundai Sonata - Preventive Maintenance - 3/18/2014
    What should the cost be to have a tune up.
    has 55000 miles
     
    • Jimm
      3/18/2014 Jimm
      Why is a tune-up being considered? At 55k miles there should be no need for this service as yet - especially if the routine maintenance items are regularly replaced.

      The regular and basic tune-up would include these replacement items; spark plugs, air filter, fuel filter. The parts cost for all these would be around $40.00 - 50.00 at most. The inspections are just that - you pay for the labor.
      These items are easily performed - use the 'How-to-Guides' faeture on the AutoMD website, or the www.autozone.com website for further instruction and the specific steps.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Hyundai Accent - Preventive Maintenance - 2/7/2014
    Fuel filler neck not accepting fuel at the pay pump without it tripping pump lever continueousely
    seems to have restriction or back pressure
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/7/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the Charcoal Canister - probability here is near 100%.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Hyundai Elantra - Preventive Maintenance - 1/11/2014
    Will the headlight assembly for a 03 elantra fit my 04 elantra
    will the headlight assembly for a 04 hyundai
     
    • Jimm
      1/11/2014 Jimm
      No, the headlight assemblies are different between these model years. The 2003 and 2004 headlamp assemblies will not interchange.
      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities. In fact, they (RockAuto) list the headlamp assemblies from around $56.00 (each) for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Hyundai Elantra - Preventive Maintenance - 1/11/2014
    Will the headlight assembly for a 03 elantra fit my 04 elantra
    car is stock
     
    • Jimm
      1/11/2014 Jimm
      No, the headlight assemblies are different between these model years. The 2003 and 2004 headlamp assemblies will not interchange.
      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities. In fact, they (RockAuto) list the headlamp assemblies from around $56.00 (each) for your vehicle.
      Jimm
      1/11/2014 AutoMD Member
      thank you sir
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Hyundai XG300 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/11/2014
    Why can't the mechanic change my modified fuel filter?
    Fuel filter needs to be changed but the mechanic says that it has been modified and he can't touch it.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/9/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Insufficient information for a comment. I cannot see what it is about this "modified" fuel filter that is intimidating this mechanic/. My advice is to go to another shop and ask for the filter to be replaced. Do Not mention anything about the last mechanic not wanting to change it. See what he says.
    • John's Auto Repair
      1/11/2014 John's Auto Repair
      I guess it depends on what type of modification you made. I'm assuming the mechanic saw
      something unsafe with your mod.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Hyundai Sonata - Preventive Maintenance - 12/8/2013
    Why are the headlights so dim on low beam?
    They are fine on high beam. Is there anything that I can do to correct this?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/8/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Measure the voltage coming into the headlamp sockets. It should read about 12 volts. Just do your checking by using the power and the ground at the headlight socket. Don't use a ground from the engine for example. if the voltage is 12 volts or higher and the lights seem dim, perhaps the headlight housings are degraded and not allowing enough light through. If the voltage is low, say 7 volts, then your cause is elsewhere and the diagnostics gets very specific and deep. Might not be a DIY diagnostic. Even checking headlight socket voltage might be beyond your capability, not sure how mechanical you are.
      HouseCallAuto
      12/8/2013 AutoMD Member
      Thank you so much!! I am not mechanical at all, but this will help a bunch when I take it to the dealership! Thank!!!
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Hyundai Sonata - Preventive Maintenance - 10/22/2013
    I get a strong gasoline odor when car is in the garage
    There are no signs that there is a leak, gas milage has not decreased, odor not coming from under the hood. it has 184000 miles. Engine light does not come on.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/22/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Eventually you will locate the leak as it will become more evident. I suspect that you need to replace the evap canister under the car in the back left corner.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe - Preventive Maintenance - 10/19/2013
    WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS WHEN THE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS ARE FAILING?
    My car is a Hyundai Santa Fe 2001 and 185,000 miles.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/19/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Loss of power severe, fault codes P0420 or P0430 and / or misfire codes that are all for one side of engine.
  • maggiecalen
    maggiecalen - 2002 Hyundai Accent - Preventive Maintenance - 10/1/2013
    The engine light is on all the time. I expend lots of money, but this light never goes off.
    When I disconnect the battery, for a couple of hours, the light will be off for a couple of days.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/1/2013 HouseCallAuto
      What is the code number? If you do not read the code with a code reader nobody on earth can fix it. If you were to tell me the code number I can tell you almost exactly what to do / replace. You can obtain a code reader from amazon for $17 and reading the code or codes takes a minute or two.
 
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