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  • I think you're supposed to be baffled.

    From the manual, page 6-28:
    "It is recommended that the HMSL be replaced by an authorized Hyundai dealer."

    Anyway, I think it's all LEDs. Why would you need to get to it? Are some of them out already?
  • Is there a place, on-line where I can view the procedures for emergency brake checks/adjustments/repair for a 2008 Sonata.

    I took it in 9 time for a whoop, whoop, whooping noise. Cause: E-brake was rubbing when in the released position for the last 10 months.

    Service department replaced rotors and e-brake pads, now the e-brake does not hold the car when it is pulled into the middle position. (8 clicks from the released position.)

    Regional said everything is aligned, but will not put this in writing!

    I know, call BBB

    I need the BR Service manual procedures for my claim.

    :lemon: :lemon: :lemon: :cry:
  • bhmr59bhmr59 Posts: 1,601
    Maybe you just have to pull the parking brake all the way up.

    Why would you only pull it only midway up?
  • Adjustment is made using a force gage, pulling handle with 196 N of force or about 44 lbs. This should move the E-brake handle to the 8th click from 0 position.

    If it is not adjusted correctly, extra tension on the cable will stretch the cable and may cause E-brake drag when the e-brake is off. Not enough tension on the cable will cause the E-brakes not to engage correctly.

    E-brake should make slight contact on the first click, and the car should not move when the emergency brake is in the middle position (8 clicks from 0).

    I can push my car by hand when the E-brake is at the 4th click, the car is barely held when the E-brake is in the 12 click from 0 (there are only 15 click from 0 to max) This is after HMA replaced the rotors and shoes.

    Procedure is very detailed in the service manual.

    If not aligned correctly, E-brake drag (light contact over time) will cause premature failure of rear brake parts...out-of-round rotors in the E-brake area (small brake shoes & drum/rotor will have to be replaced).

    Hyundai does cover this repair after 1 year or 12,000 miles.

    Our continued indication was, driving down slight hills...let your foot off the gas and brake...if car picks up speed, brakes are not dragging. If car slows, E-brake may be dragging...not some devised garbage the Hyundai Motor America (HMA) representative will have you believe "Safety hold-back command in design...slows you down on declines"

    Since I know about a possible problem, insurance states I will be liable...HMA & Dealer want to hold out 40+ see if they will be ordered to buy-back car.

    THIS IS NOT THE ONLY PROBLEM...Transmission intermittent miss-shifts from 2 to 3....HMA representative answer is my wife and I are not driving the car hard enough. We are "Light-footed" drivers. Just some more garbage! Already had the Adaptive Learning Module rest several times, A/T fluid replaced and detailed inspections

    BOTTOM LINE IS I HAVE A LEMON and LEMON TECHS WORKING ON THE CAR. If the computer does not say anything is wrong, than NOTHING IS WRONG FROM HMA POSITION.

    :lemon: :lemon: :lemon: :cry:
  • I replaced the Ignition pack, fuel pump, fuel filter, checked all fuses,relays and fuseable links.

    Car ran fine turned off and now it just spins the engine no spark or gas
  • donna388donna388 Posts: 69

    Are we to gather that you are pursuing a "Lemon-Law" buy-back on your Sonata? :confuse:

    Let's form a club for everyone who is doing this.
    I am doing just that with our Azera, so I will be more than happy to join up.

  • I'm unable to access the HMA site because I have a mac. Any suggestions about getting a OEM Service manual for my 1995 Sonata 3.0L?
  • newowner10newowner10 Posts: 227
    E-Bay, the dealer. Why will a MAC not work?
  • Windows is required.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Usually it is the browser, not the OS, that matters. Have you tried Firefox?
  • yep. tried explorer, firefox, safari. Do you have a mac?
  • tenpin288tenpin288 Posts: 804
    This is from the HMA service website regarding requirements:

    Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
    Windows 98/NT/2000/ME/XP
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Adobe SVG Viewer
    Macromedia Flash Player
  • To get the right answer, you will have to identify which engine you have. Also, shouldn't you be using the Sonata forums??
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    I moved the person's post to a better discussion for the question: dljenson, "Hyundai Sonata Maintenance and Repair" #2976, 27 Sep 2009 8:19 am.

    Just fyi, this discussion IS in the Sonata group. It's in most (if not all) of the Hyundai model groups.
  • tish6tish6 Posts: 3
    My 2005 Sonata recently stopped on me while driving. Fuel pump and strainer changed along with timing belt and plugs. Car still will not start. What should I do next to get it started.
  • newowner10newowner10 Posts: 227
    edited March 2010
    I do not mean to give you a hard time but why did you replace these parts.
    A car would not stop due to a bad plug, it may miss but not stop. Was the timing belt broken? Did you not have fuel pressure?. There are many reasons a car will not run. After you try to start it have you looked a plug to see if it is "Wet"? That will determine if gas is flowing.
    Cars are not like they use to be:

    1) Where you looked down the carburetor and pump the throttle and if gas squirted out .
    2) When you would remove a plug wire and crank the engine and see if you have spark
    3 ) Where you would verify the timing by turning the engine to align the timing mark and see it the distributer was aimed at plug one.

    Cars are very complicated know and you may have spent more than it would have cost you to bring it to someone with the test equipment.

    You could have the codes read by someone or buy a reader but you are spending more money again.
  • tish6tish6 Posts: 3
    It was time for the timing belt to be changed car has 105,000m. Also the plugs were needed. Everything u mentioned above was checked.
  • With everything being electronic nowadays, it has to be a bad sensor and the one that will prevent a car from starting is the camshaft sensor and the crankshaft sensor. These are the two I would be suspicious of.
  • tish6tish6 Posts: 3
    Thanks a bunch, its in for repairing now. Ur on point the mechanic says the same thing u mentioned. I will let u know the outcome.
    I was told that in order to replace the rear deck speaker in a 2006 Sonata LX you will have to remove the back seat. Does anyone know if this is easy enough to do without going to the dealer?
  • newowner10newowner10 Posts: 227
    I do not know how you do it but can not take any special tools. The online manual should show you how. To change the fuel pump filter you remove the back seat.
  • tinlegstinlegs Posts: 1
    edited June 2010
    Hi , I would like to know how to take the small front grill away from the full front grill/bumper as I want to get to the frame that holds the radiator so I can put some Brackets on to that frame which will come through the small grill ,can you or anybody else help me,TINLEGS. PS;the car is a 2006/2007 HYUNDAI ELANTRA.
  • It only takes a pro a few minutes. I'm not sure of the exact procedure on your year. It all comes off pretty easily. You might shop around stereo shops for a good deal on labor. FYI, in the past working on other cars, i found getting the back seat out was very easy. Getting the side trim off of the rear deck area was harder for me. I work slow and easy to prevent breaking the plastic keepers that hold the trim to the sheetmetal. In general I think it would be one of those projects that end up being easier than you thought... Good luck!
  • motordavidmotordavid Posts: 39
    I found the on line link...takes less than a minute to set up account, get password, etc.
    GL, mD
  • I have a 2011 Sonata SE and cannot access the repair manula online at all no matter what. Hyundai told me that only the owner's manuals are available this way and Helm, the publisher for most repair manuals states they didi not get the service manual from hyundai for the 2011 as yet.
  • Go to and look under Sonata(YF) and you will find the service manual for the 2011 model. In the future you might want to use the Sonata forums for quicker responses. Good Luck
  • I am having problems getting the user agreement page to open so I can set up an account. my OS is Vista any suggestions?
  • Possibly you will need to use, IE to obtain the materials.
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