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  • inmyheart28
    inmyheart28 - 2010 Hyundai Elantra - Preventive Maintenance - 12/12/2014
    I have let my Hyundai sit for 3 months in a warm, dry garage. I am worried about tire spots.
    I have heard that tire spots are a thing of the past. Should a car with factory tires and 8000 miles on them be safe from tire spots after sitting inside a warm, dry garage for 3 months?
     
    • Teddy B
      12/12/2014 Teddy B
      They should be okey

      I run air pressures at or within 4 lbs of the max pressure on
      the Tire Sidewall ---NOT what is in the owners manual or on the door pillar

      Not really a thing of the past but you will be okey
  • loclos21
    loclos21 - 2004 Hyundai Sonata - Preventive Maintenance - 12/8/2014
    Top middle brake light works, but lower brake lights do not. Any help?
    All fuses and bulbs changed, even brake switch.
     
    • jdl
      12/8/2014 jdl
      Do the tail lamps and turn signals work ok? If so, sounds like the ground is ok. Check voltage for lower stop lamps, my info says lite blue wire. Use a test light. If no voltage on that wire with brakes applied, back track the wire till you find voltage. My info shows a couple of connectors for that circuit, but, I don't have location of connectors?
  • jojo
    jojo - 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe - Preventive Maintenance - 11/18/2014
    Why do my Lights flicker and sometimes go out totally.....why does battery light comes on while doing 70 mph....
    Steering column lights.
     
    • CVO
      11/18/2014 CVO
      Battery/Charging Alert:
      Indicates voltage level is below normal level and the vehicle's charging system is not functioning properly. Check battery terminals, alternator belt, and battery condition.
  • jmb
    jmb - 2007 Hyundai Tucson - Preventive Maintenance - 10/22/2014
    Need info regarding timing and drive belt replacement
    I brought my car to the dealership for a routine oil change. The service tech told me that the mechanic found a cracked timing belt. The drive belt also supposedly needs replacement. The car has only 36K miles on it. (I don't drive much, obviously!) In the time it ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/13/2014 Jimm
      Exactly how did anyone find a cracked timing belt - located inside the engine? The serpentine drive belt for the belt driven accessories is readily visible - and may show cracks / signs of wear. However, small cracks on the drive belt (across the ribs) is not an indication for replacement but is considered as normal wear.

      Check the various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the serpentine drive belt fromaround $2.00 for your vehicle.
      This belt is easy to change - reference the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website.

      Recommend for you to find a different and more trustworthy repair shop. The timing belt replacement interval is 60k miles.
    • John's Auto Repair
      10/22/2014 John's Auto Repair
      Forget the fuel injection service. There is rarely a problem with them. As far as the timing belt goes
      they should show you the defective belt. If I were you I would get a second opinion.
  • mike
    mike - 2009 Hyundai Sonata - Preventive Maintenance - 9/16/2014
    Why does the gas pump shut off while fueling my car
    Tank is not full but pump acts like it is
     
    • Jimm
      9/16/2014 Jimm
      Check the fuel vent hose that routes up close to fill pipe, make sure that hose/pipe isn't clogged. If clogged / plugged - try first cleaning with a length of hanger wire.
  • mike
    mike - 2009 Hyundai Sonata - Preventive Maintenance - 9/15/2014
    Why does the gas pump shut off when fueling my car
    Have to run the pump slowly or pump shuts off
     
    • jdl
      9/15/2014 jdl
      Maybe a problem with evap system? The air in the tank gas to go somewhere when you add gas or it will have to burp back up the fill pipe and that will shut off the gas pump. You could try a different gas pump, see if it helps?

      Where applicable, if there is a vent hose that may run up close to fill pipe, make sure that hose/pipe isn't clogged.
  • John
    John - 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe - Preventive Maintenance - 9/10/2014
    What caused both of my low beam headlights to suddenly quit working?
    I have checked all my fuse and relays. All of the fuses for the low beam headlights are ok. I even switched relays with other good relays of the same voltage and lights still did not work. MY high beams work fine. I even purchased new higher intensity low ...
     
    • jdl
      9/10/2014 jdl
      Did you check for voltage and ground, anywhere? Whatever low beam bulb the manufacturer recommends for your vehicle is what I would use, just my opinion.
      jdl
      9/10/2014 jdl
      How are you with wiring diagrams? Note the fuses, did you check for voltage on the fuse circuit? Use a test light, some fusews are hot all the time, some go hot with the key on.

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      jdl
      9/10/2014 jdl
      sorry about that, the center link has diagram.
  • jlt3776
    jlt3776 - 2005 Hyundai Elantra - Preventive Maintenance - 8/20/2014
    Basically I just need too know what size socket fits oil drain plug,also what's best weight oil for my car.
    I change oil all the time ,but I have seizures so my mom is freaking out,I'm 37 years old its how I make extra money.please let me know,thanks oh yea how much oil does it take? James Tilley
     
  • jlt3776
    jlt3776 - 2005 Hyundai Elantra - Preventive Maintenance - 8/19/2014
    I just need too know what size socket will fit oil drain plug,its a 2005 Hyundai Elantra..
    Also what weight oil is recommended for my Hyundai Elantra.it has 120,193 miles on it.oh and also sometimes my check engine light comes on,I'm thinking some kind of sensor,oxygen sensor or something,but AutoZone will hook it up for free correct? And give me code can ...
     
    • jdl
      8/19/2014 jdl
      If your going to work on your own vehicle, you need to get a basic set of wrenches and sockets, standard and metric. You can add this or that to the basic set as you need it. Got to start somewhere with your tools. The oil drain plug may be 17 mm can't be positive?
      jdl
      8/19/2014 jdl
      Oil---5w30
  • jlt3776
    jlt3776 - 2005 Hyundai Elantra - Preventive Maintenance - 8/19/2014
    Basically I just need too know what size socket fits oil drain plug,also what's best weight oil for my car.
    I change oil all the time ,but I have seizures so my mom is freaking out,I'm 37 years old its how I make extra money.please let me know,thanks oh yea how much oil does it take? James Tilley
     
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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.