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#3358 of 3420 Re: 2006 Right Side View Mirror Replacement [jacktb]
Aug 23, 2010 (10:20 am)
Thanks jack I see they have the mirror I need but am unclear if it also includes the back plate with heating coils and wiring and if it's a seamless replacment. Also found parts geek dot com with the entire mirror housing for $50 plus postage. For a few extra pesos I might just get the whole piece, am thinking it might make for an easiet install since I'm concerned with the backing plate coming out again.
#3359 of 3420 Vibration -- Part 2
Aug 25, 2010 (10:58 am)
Update to problem reported in post #3350: Left the car at a dealership overnight so they could start it cold. Not only did they claim not to notice any unevenness while driving, but they also didn't acknowledge the much more pronounced throbbing on starting up. More precisely, the mechanic's report (and service manager's comment in person) amounted to: The tests didn't find anything. The computer doesn't show any problem, therefore you don't have one. The service mgr. then suggested I buy a higher-octane fuel (for a 4-cyl. car) even though he conceded that couldn't have caused the problem I brought it in for.
#3361 of 3420 Thermostat Problem
Oct 29, 2010 (7:56 pm)
How do I change the thermostat on my 2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS.
#3362 of 3420 Re: Vibration when started up [blebnevus]
Nov 15, 2010 (11:48 am)
I just recently (as of last week) purchased a new elantra. When I asked about changing the oil myself they mentioned to always use a hyundai oil filter as "other brands" do not work because of oil pressures and sealing issues resulting in excess vibrations. If you have an oil filter other than a hyundai brand I would first do an oil change with a new filter before sending it to the dealer--could be the issue and save you some $$
#3363 of 3420 Re: Vibration when started up [briancbirch]
Nov 15, 2010 (12:05 pm)
My Elantra has 150000 and I change the oil every 3-6K and I have never used a Hyundai Filter
#3364 of 3420 Re: Vibration when started up [briancbirch]
Nov 17, 2010 (7:55 pm)
Well, your dealer is right, kinda. There are aftermarket filters out there that are of similar construction (Wix Premium, for one) but he isn't kidding about the quality of the Hyundai filter, either. The steel used is heavier, there is more filter media, the seal is more robust, etc. Now, a filter such as the Wix will work fine, but I have found that the cost of the Hyundai filter is only slightly higher than the premium Wix filter, and you get the added advantage of, in the event of an engine problem, being able to show the dealer that even though you were doing your own oil changes, you were using the genuine Hyundai filter.
I have two Hyundai that use the same filter. I buy them ten at a time from the local dealer and get a discount. Actually costs less than the Wix, but about double the Fram (which is pure junk in this application.) Don't take my word for it. Cut open a Hyundai filter and a Fram filter then decide which one you want protecting your engine.
BTW, at one time a few years ago, Delco made a filter for the Hyundai 2.0L Elantra that was a dead ringer for the OEM Hyundai filter. A couple of years ago Delco changed the design and the replacement was not nearly as well made.
#3365 of 3420 'Clunk' Sound from Front at Low Speeds
Nov 22, 2010 (2:33 pm)
My 2007 Elantra produces a 'clunk' sound when going over bumps / rough roads at a lower speed. When I took the vehicle in for the Timing Belt change 62,000 miles.
Pep Boys mentioned to me something about Strut joints or mountings being loose -- but not dangerous to drive. Could someone tell me what that means and the cost to fix???
#3366 of 3420 Re: Timing Belt Replacement [jacktb]
Dec 02, 2010 (7:36 am)
We have an '06 Elantra GLS with 43.5K miles - purchased it in March 09 (26.3K miles) the original 5/60 warranty is set to expire in early January. SInce my daughter has it at school - and since the plan is to have it for a loooong time - I'm erring on the side of caution with scheduled maintenence. Probably could get by with letting it go but I'm planning to replace the timing belt at the end of the month. My dealer will do just the belt for 318$ or 400$ for the timing and the 3 other belts which sounds like the plan. And I'll save 50$ additional with their web coupon.
Dec 02, 2010 (10:57 am)
Best to do this at the same time since the engine will be open...have heard they'd have to do the same tear down to replace it also so why not do it all & save the labor costs. Just a suggestion.