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#2931 of 3420 Leaking Struts
Jan 10, 2008 (8:10 am)
I have a 2005 Elantra ST hatchback with 29,000 miles on it. Had it inspected by Goodyear and they told me all 4 STRUTS were leaking and this could be a warrently issue. I called the Hyundai Dealer where I bought the car and he could not confirm this. He said just bring it in and we will take a look. Anyone know if this should be covered by the Bumper to Bumper 6 yr warrenty ?.
#2932 of 3420 Re: Leaking Struts [dukepa1]
Jan 10, 2008 (8:19 am)
the same thing happened to my daughter's 02 elantra a few years ago. The dealer replaced them under the warranty. She no longer has the elantra-she totaled it.
#2933 of 3420 Re: Leaking Struts [dukepa1]
Jan 10, 2008 (3:13 pm)
OF COURSE it's covered, it's inside the bumpers.
Jan 11, 2008 (3:11 pm)
My 2002 Elantra GT is approaching 55K miles and I am looking to get the 60K service done soon. Since I know that Midas does not provide the manufacture recommended SP-III transmission fluid, I will have to travel 80 miles to go to the dealer for the service.
My questions are:
1. What are the "must" items for the 60K service?
My understandings are air filter, coolant flush, oil change, spark plugs, transmission oil, serpentine belt and timing belt (?).
2. Any other "nice to have" items?
Probably brakes and battery, but I can always go to Midas or Sears. Since I don't think I need these two things changed now, I can save it from the 60K service.
It would be greatly appreciated if you can share your experiences and, better yet, if you happen to have the maintenance done with Doten Hyundai in Richmond, CA, definitely let me know.
I bought my car brand new and it has served my family really well. Besides regular services and tires, I have not encounter any unexpected break-downs.
#2935 of 3420 Re: 60K service [nihao4587]
Jan 11, 2008 (3:27 pm)
Those are pretty much what you need. Definitely the timing belt; that's probably the most important. If there is a Mitsubishi or Kia dealer nearby, call them and see if they can do the SP-III flush; their cars use it too.
#2936 of 3420 Re: 60K service [nihao4587]
Jan 11, 2008 (7:47 pm)
Check your owners manual. On California delivered vehicles in 2002, I believe you will find that the timing belt is warranteed for 100K. There was a great deal of discussion about this several years ago. The same engine is used in all 50 states, but the consumer protection laws in California required a different service period for the timing belt change.
I remember this from my 2002 I owned. The service interval for 49 states was 60K, California was 100K. Same engine, different law.
#2937 of 3420 Re: 60K service [jlflemmons]
Jan 14, 2008 (6:18 am)
Also, make sure - doubly-confirm - that your Hyundai dealer does indeed use SP-III ATF. Don't assume anything. Our local Hyundai dealer uses "a Hyundai-approved synthetic SP-III equivalent." There is no such beast - it's SP-III or nothing as per Hyundai corporate. So, please be careful.
Additionally, Hyundai, Kia, or Mitsu SP-III ATF generally sells for around $6 per quart, plus or minus some change. The aforementioned dealer sells Hyundai SP-III for $10.09 per quart - what a rip! They sell it by the quart, even though they don't use it in the back room - rather incredulous wouldn't you say. When it comes to shop fluids, most shops, including those at most dealers, use bulk fluids, and this is the case at our local Hyundai dealer.
I perform all scheduled maintenance on my Elantra. Once it's time for a timing belt change, however, I will have it done at the dealer. Everything else is self-performed. I log everything on Hyundai's website and in an paper-based log, keep all records and receipts, buy only Hyundai filters at the dealer (BTW . . . the oil filter is licensed/manufactured by Mann for Hyundai, an excellent filter manufacturer in Germany), and maintain the Elantra exactly by the book. I have all of the records, receipts, etc. for future reference should a warranty claim arise.
Another good example of a dealer neglecting scheduled maintenance: at the 24 month or 30K service interval the evaporative emission control cannister air filter is supposed to be changed. This is located just aft of the left-rear wheel near the gas filler underneath the car. The change is specified in the Maintenance Manual/Log. Our local dealer doesn't even stock this filter - simply, they don't change it as per book. I had to special order one for my 24 month service which I performed.
#2938 of 3420 kinda dumb on my part, help?
Jan 14, 2008 (1:52 pm)
the other night i got gas and i realized after the fact that i didn't put the feul cap back on and now my check engine light is on, i have since put the cap back on nice and tight. i have a 2005 hyundai elantra with 30,000 miles on it. i called up the dealership and they said that it would take about 100 miles before the light went off again. been about 300 and light is still on. what do i need to do? i know why it went on and i do not want to go to the dealer for that. any advice???thanks. jeff t. mechanicville n.y.
#2939 of 3420 Re: 60K service [colloquor]
Jan 14, 2008 (1:57 pm)
Another good example of a dealer neglecting scheduled maintenance: at the 24 month or 30K service interval the evaporative emission control cannister air filter is supposed to be changed.
It says nothing about that in my owners manual (2005 model year). Interestingly enough, *my* dealer included it in the 30,000 mile service package. I told them not to do it since it was not in the manual.
#2940 of 3420 Re: kinda dumb on my part, help? [jtrifile]
Jan 14, 2008 (3:15 pm)
Let it go awhile longer, the 100 miles was an estimate on their part. The one time that happened to me (DW did me a favor and put gas in my Elantra) it took about a week for the light to go off.