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#3294 of 3420 Cost for 60k service?
Mar 05, 2010 (5:14 pm)
I called my local Hyundai dealer today to check on the price for the 60k service on a 2001-6 vintage Elantra (it's a long story why I needed to ask them). I about bruised my jaw on the desk when the service guy said, casually, "$1099". He said half of that was the timing belt replacement. Now, I know the 60k service is a big one, but THAT big?? Has anyone had this service done recently, where did you have it done (dealer or not), and what did it cost? Thanks!
BTW, Edmunds has the cost for this service at about $480, but they didn't include replacing the transmission fluid, which is recommended at 60k. But still a LOT less than $1100.
#3295 of 3420 Re: Cost for 60k service? [backy]
Mar 05, 2010 (9:29 pm)
I just picked up my 2010 Elantra Touring SE. Note that this is the same 2.0L engine Hyundai has used since what, 2001? The timing belt change interval is now 90K miles for normal driving, 60K for harsh. My guys here say just under $500 for the timing belt. The tranny fluid is easy as there is no filter to change. $1100 seems pretty steep to me.
#3296 of 3420 Re: Cost for 60k service? [jlflemmons]
Mar 06, 2010 (4:42 am)
My wife's '01 GLS is at 74ish K miles. She paid for the 60K service but I don't recall it being anywhere near that. Maybe somewhere in the $600s.
FWIW she does her other maintenance - oil changes and whatnot - at a Meineke that's within walking distance of our house. They can do the full scheduled maintenance including timing belt. I'm normally a proponent of dealer service as my experience has shown it to be just marginally more expensive but in your case you definitely should call around.
#3297 of 3420 Re: Cost for 60k service? [fushigi]
Mar 06, 2010 (5:43 am)
Thanks for replies. I will definitely call around if I need the service done, there's a couple shops in my neighborhood that specialize in foreign cars that will likely be less.
BTW, the reason I needed this info is I am looking at a 2002 Elantra GT with 63k miles. My 2004 GT is lonely and wants some companionship. This GT is equipped exactly like mine, fully loaded, except two years older and silver. My teenaged son will likely need a car soon when he gets a job, and when he goes off to college this summer we'll need another set of wheels anyway. The car looks like a great deal (low miles, excellent condition, no accidents, new tires) except the dealer can't confirm it's had the 60k service. So what I might do is use the $1100 (which is from a Hyundai dealer in the same dealership group) as a bargaining chip, or require they have the service done before delivery (I did that with a 626 I bought a few years ago).
#3298 of 3420 Re: Cost for 60k service? [jlflemmons]
Mar 08, 2010 (11:11 am)
Timing Belt Jack is not surprised the interval is now 90,000. I contend that's what it should have been all along.
I had my 2005 belt changed recently, which is part of the 60,000 mile service, and the total was indeed a whopping $1,100. Never again will I have this service done at a Hyundai dealer. Use an independent shop and just get the basics done like the belt and fluids. Do it at 90,000. The 60,000 mile service is premature and excessive.
FWIW, I live in Chicago and used a dealer in a near north suburb.
#3299 of 3420 Re: Noisy Hydraulic lifter for Hyndai Elantra 1.6GLI [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 12, 2010 (11:12 pm)
Good Morning Mr Shiftright, sorry for a late reply but was just too busy at work and i only saw the message now. I think i'll have to seriously save up and have my camshaft re-sized before putting in new lifters and have my bearings checked as well, to see if it'll come right this time. And as for the synthetic oil; what kind of oil is that cause i've been using a much more thicker oil and still there's no reduction on the noise level; please advice.
#3300 of 3420 Re: Noisy Hydraulic lifter for Hyndai Elantra 1.6GLI [sakhi]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 13, 2010 (7:22 am)
Synthetic is a superior oil that has many beneficial qualities, including long life and the ability to flow very well at cold temperatures. It quieted down the lifter noise on my Subaru but didn't eliminate it on cold start-ups.
#3301 of 3420 2000 Elantra Oil Pan Replacement
Mar 14, 2010 (1:46 pm)
I bought a new oil pan and gasket for my 2000 Hyundai Elantra and need some help on the steps to replace it.
I noticed a large "bracket" that covers half of the pan. I can't quite figure out what the bracket is being used for and am not sure if I can simply remove it to remove the pan or if there is more work involved.
#3302 of 3420 Re: Noisy Hydraulic lifter for Hyndai Elantra 1.6GLI [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 15, 2010 (5:37 am)
Afternoon Mr Shiftright, so as to your Subaru; did you manage to find a solution for the noisy lifter noises or did you opt for the Synthetic oil? Cause i'm really getting weary of this noise now and i don't feel up to spending on new lifters again!
#3303 of 3420 Re: Noisy Hydraulic lifter for Hyndai Elantra 1.6GLI [sakhi]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 15, 2010 (7:09 am)
I just got used to it, and for a Subaru 2.5L, this is somewhat normal. But for your car, it's hard for me to comment without hearing how loud it really is and for how long it lasts. A faint tick tick tick for a few minutes in the morning is okay by me, but a really loud clackety clack sound for more than that, or after a car warms up, strikes me as something of a problem. You might also try a factory oil filter next time. Some engines are sensitive not only to oil weights, but the type of filter.