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Hyundai Sonata Maintenance and Repair

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  • vjyvjy Posts: 27
    Thanks backy & tmorrow411. I will try to check if I can reduce the price.
  • franmartfranmart Posts: 16
    how do you replace the light bub on the high mount brake lite in the 2009 sonata
  • what's five hours of waiting against having a constant problem???Glad they fixed it for you and now it should be good-good luck
  • When I hit a dip in the road, my 2007 Sonata makes a crunching or scraping sound as it comes down from the dip. I can't tell if it's coming from the front of the car or the rear. Anyone know what this could be? Like I have any money to fix it. :(
  • pekelopdpekelopd Posts: 139
    take a peek under the car from the front. sounds like it might be the plastic splash shroud may have came loose. A few bolts and washers should fix it if it is the case.
  • I hve a Sonata 01. The break lights work,now the break/tail light use the same bulb. The break lights works just fine.
    The left tail light was not working. A friend tried to run/split the working wires from the right side to the left. the left tail begun to work but only did for like 5mins.(both tail light workin)
    Now both tail lights won't come on. We checked the fuses by making sure all power off, then attaching the electrical tester to battery-then pulling out every fuse to see of the light on the tester goes off.
    The power fuse cause the light on tester to go off indicating, a possible blown fuse.
    First of all, how bad is it an idea to extend wires from the working side(right) to the left side(nonworking)?
    Then what was done wrong to make both tail lights to completely go off?
    Thank you very very much....
  • pekelopdpekelopd Posts: 139
    first, I would definitely undo the jumper that your friend put in and fix the wiring to be as it was prior. Assuming that you have had no previous electrical problems with the car and no major repairs, the wiring should have been fine. Most likely scenario is that the double filament bulb had a bad filament for the taillight. Try replacing both bulbs (only a few dollars) and checking the contacts in the socket are making proper contact (clean any corrosion if any and make sure the spring/tabs contact the bulb) . Take out one of the bulbs and match it up for a replacement pair.
  • vjyvjy Posts: 27
    I have 2007 GLS with sports package and it has around 52,000 miles on it. It is the tire change time and I am looking at 2 options for P215/55R17 93V
    1. BFGoodrich - Advantage T/A®
    2. Michelin - Energy™ MXV4® S8 - I have this with the car now, came with the new car.

    How are BFGoodrich tires, I saw some bad reviews saying they wear down quickly and have more noise and so on, is it worth it to go for it. I can save around 250-300 dollars on 4 tires. Please let me know. Thanks.
  • So I just purchased a 2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS and everything has been working as it should. The car is about to have 160,000 miles but is still running great. Today I noticed that my hi-beam was still on when I got out of my car. I toggled it a few times and if finally submitted and turned off (oh I also only have one hi-beam working). Also the headlights do not even seem bright while on normal and driving. So I have been outside working on it and I noticed that my AC unit lights stay on with my bright lights. But when I turn my AC knob past 0 and keep it on 1,2,3, or 4 then I cant turn off my bright lights (key is still out of ignition) I also can turn on my high beams while car is off by turning my AC knob clockwise to the numbers 1,2,3, or 4. It seems to be a short but I have no clue if this is something that happens when one bright light is burnt out or if a relay has gone bad. Any thoughts on this please help me? Thanks for reading.
  • ron4563ron4563 Posts: 3
    edited December 2011
    Over the years I have used Haynes repair manuals for cars that I have owned. I see that they do not have a repair manual for the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. I know there is a website hmaservice.com that has limited access to Hyundai shop manuals. but these do not have good detailed overview diagrams (for example, cannot find overview diagram of the engine compartment to locate oil filter) and technical repair descriptions similar to what I had before with the Haynes manuals. In addition, detailed search and organization on www.hmaservice.com website is lacking. For example, if you enter "replace oil filter", it does not give you a diagram where the oil filter is located so that you have the big picture. Can anyone tell me where to purchase a printed version similar to Haynes or Chilton for 2011 Hyundai Sonata for approximately $25. Would really appreciate it.
    Thanks,
    Ron
  • I know that this doesn't exactly answer your question with what you're seeking, but http://www.alldatadiy.com has some pretty good info. It doesn't look like they've got the 2011 Sonata info yet, but they do have 2010, so I suspect they'll get it eventually. And, it's not printed.

    Just thought I'd give you that site in case the printed option doesn't ever materialize.

    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • Kirstie,

    Thanks for the info. I will keep that in mind.

    Ron
  • Ron,

    The oil filter is located in the front of the engine on the 2.4L. There is an access hole in the plastic splash shield that you can see the oil filter. My advice is to take the extra time and remove the plastic shield because the top side of the shield has foam on it and will absorb any spilled oil, and you will be getting drips thinking you have a leak.
  • hjc1hjc1 Posts: 183
    You can read or download the complete service manual FREE
    Hyundai offers this free.... Log on to www.hmaservice.com
    Fill out the info and that will allow you to look at all of Hyundia manuals FREE
  • Thank you for your reply. I actually do have a logon to www.hmaservice.com and have looked at the shop manuals, but they do not seem to be as detailed as I need. For example, I cannot find overview diagrams and the search feature seems to be lacking, in that, it cannot find matches to simple requests like "how to change oil filter". Perhaps the level of detail is there, but it seems very hard to find it. I need something that is user friendly and provides general overview as well as specific detailed technical information and is organized.

    Ron
  • prendyprendy Posts: 18
    HAD A SMALL ACCIDENT IN MY 2012 SONATA,2.4 WITH BLUE LINK,WHEN I WENT TO PICK IT UP AIR BAG LIGHT STAYED LITE, WASN'T LITE WHEN WE DROVE IT TO DEALER TO REPAIR ACCCIDENT DAMAGE,(REPAIR SHOP WAS A CHEVY DEALERSHIP) WHEN I WENT TO PICK IT UP ,THE LIGHT STAYED ON,IMMEDIATELY BROUGHT IT BACK TO WHERE I HAD IT REPAIRED (MINOR FRONTEND DAMAGE). THEY COULDN'T RESET AIR BAG LIGHT TO OFF,SO THEY BROUGHT IT UP TO HYUNDAI DEALER SERVICE SHOP,THEY SAID AIR BAG MODULE SHOWED BAD,NOW TODAY THEY FINALLY GOT MODULE,AND REPALCED IT, AIR BAG LGHT STILL HASN'T RESET ,COMPUTOR SHOWED IT STILL WASN'T COMMUNICATING WITH THE BLUELINK MODULE,ANY ONE ELSE HAVE PROBLEM YET WITH THEIR NEW SONATA,WITH BLUE LINK???
    FRED PRENDERGAST
  • I have a 2006 Sonata. I still have the original battery, and it's probably time to replace the battery. What size of wrench fits the bolts on the battery? Standard-sized or metric? Thanks.
  • It's all metric.
  • msmbmsmb Posts: 41
    edited December 2011
    My daughter has my 2007 Sonata GLS Standard Trans. The car has 45000 miles on it. She had it to dealer for an oild change about a week ago but hasn;'t driven it much and now the check engine light is on. she is about 100 miles from home. Can she drive it? Nothing else seems to be wrong with the car.
  • rysterryster Posts: 471
    The general rule is that if the chek engine light is on and steady (not flashing) it is a minor problem and the car can be driven.

    If the check engine light starts flashing, the problem is more serious and the car should be serviced immediately.
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