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  • 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 - 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe - Preventive Maintenance - 3/16/2014
    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 ...
     
    • 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....
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
  • hollyannmcd
    hollyannmcd - 2013 Hyundai Tucson - Preventive Maintenance - 8/26/2013
    I just bought a brand new Hyundai Tucson yesterday. There are 90 miles on the vehicle after driving today. Just now I no
    I just bought a brand new Hyundai Tucson yesterday. There are 90 miles on the vehicle after driving today. Just now I noticed that the muffler is already turning yellow and purple. Is this serious since it is brand new?
     
    • diyautoelectric
      8/26/2013 diyautoelectric
      Nope it nothing to worry abbout, they don't stay shiny and pretty forever
  • melodykaufer
    melodykaufer - 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe - Preventive Maintenance - 7/30/2013
    Slight vibration/shaking @ lower speed, but only sporatic, felt like the road had a rough patch, no pulling,steering etc
    once in a while, not at high speeds, that I've noticed. just purchased, no lights on, 160 mi.previious owner stated no major repairs needed,otherwise drives smoothly. There is a slight rattle sound when the ac is on while idling
     
    • Jimm
      7/30/2013 Jimm
      The slight rattle with the a/c on may be related to a worn / faulty drive belt tensioner, or drive belt pulley. Lift the hood, and with the engine at idle speed - with the a/c on - listen for and observe for the same rattle sound around the belt tensioner area.
      Use the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to inspect and diagnose the drive belt condition and noises.
      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com - to list only a few.
  • Nle52
    Nle52 - 2007 Hyundai Sonata - Preventive Maintenance - 7/2/2013
    Where's cabin air filter located?
     
    • Jimm
      7/2/2013 Jimm
      The cabin air filter is typically located under the vehicle's dashboard (just behind the glovebox) or in the engine compartment - just behind the fresh air vent intake. On this model Sonata, the cabin air filter is located behind the glovebox- you have to slide the cover then pull the cabin filter.

      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.partsgeek.com, www.carpartswarehouse.com, or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts.
  • m27f57224
    m27f57224 - 2010 Hyundai Accent - Preventive Maintenance - 6/27/2013
    Will 14x5.5 tire fit on 14x6.0 rims?
    I want to get rid of factory fitted 4 lug steel rim with TPMS. I have just added all new tires p185/65r14. I am getting good deal onresale alloy wheel without TPMS 14x6 - 4 lug 7 spoke, So will 14x5.5 tire fit on 14x6.0 rims? Also can the TPMS be transferred to ...
     
    • Jimm
      6/23/2013 Jimm
      First question - what model vehicle are the newer rims from? What application? The 5.5 tires should fit the 6.0 rims OK.
      Not sure if the TPMS sensors would fit the rims - depends on the type, style and make / manufacturer of the rims. If you provide more information, someone may be able to answer your question.
      Jimm
      6/26/2013 m27f57224
      came off a 91 ford probe. Z racing from Sears and polished aluminum. Comes with lugs and locking lugs with key and I am planning to fit this on Hyundai Accent 2010 GLS
    • Jimm
      6/27/2013 Jimm
      Just have to be concerned with the wider rims causing the narrower tire sidewall to not handle the vehicle weight / load properly. Recommend to have the correct size tires; 14 x 6.0 tire to properly fit the rims / wheels.
 
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