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#2804 of 3234 2005 Sonata Heater and stalling connection???
Mar 27, 2009 (6:37 am)
I recently purchased a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. In the morning I warm the car and then turn the heat on. During my commute thru the streets when I begin to slow down at a light the car would stall.This happened about three different days within a week over about two weeks. I took it to the dealer and they checked it out. Of course, nothing happened. I even had someone else drive it to see if they had my same experience, but of course they didn't.
This morning, I let the car warm and didn't turn the heat on until I was on the highway as opposed to the city streets. The car did not stall once. I am wondering if anyone else has had something this weird happen? Other than that, the car is a joy to drive.
#2805 of 3234 Re: 2005 Sonata Heater and stalling connection??? [candy215]
Mar 27, 2009 (6:56 am)
Stalling is either an ignition issue or a fuel system issue. I would start with getting a bottle of Chevron TECHRON fuel system / injector cleaner and running a tankful of gas thru the car. TECHRON is not the cheap $2 STP stuff, it's real cleaner and is more like $8-9, and can be bought at Walmart.
RE the ignition, depending on how many miles could your spark plugs need a change? Rather unlikely but something the dealer might recommend.
#2806 of 3234 Re: engine codes [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 27, 2009 (8:57 am)
As I said in my original answer, "the manual will tell you what the codes mean." For instance, let's look at code po442, "P0442 is an Evaporative Emission Control System Leak (a small leak) ("EVAP")".
Where does that answer imply a specific part?
#2807 of 3234 Re: engine codes [jlindh]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 27, 2009 (9:05 am)
That code doesn't imply it, you're right, but some codes definitely do imply a specific part, and this misleads some people. You know better, I know better, but there are a helluva lot of people replacing 02 sensors for no good reason.
#2808 of 3234 Re: Dealer recommended maint.
Mar 28, 2009 (3:00 pm)
"Regarding dealer recommended maint., this misleading
customers on what is required has been happening for years.
K Cochran "
Why? Is that a Hyundai thing? I have never experienced this before (Volvo, Honda, VW).
#2809 of 3234 Re: Dealer recommended maint. [59er]
Mar 28, 2009 (6:49 pm)
If you've never had a dealership recommend a "maintenance package" at regular service intervals which goes beyond manufacturers requirements you must be one in a million.
#2810 of 3234 Power driver's seat adjustment
Mar 29, 2009 (1:40 pm)
Does anyone know if there is some way to adjust the track on a 09 Sonata driver's seat to allow it to go back further than the stock set up?
#2811 of 3234 Resetting the computer
Apr 01, 2009 (1:46 pm)
My 2001 Sonata GLS didn't pass the emission test. The test result says that O2 sensor and Catalyst are "Not Ready."
I took it to a dealershop, and they replaced the parts and fixed it. They cleared the codes but still they are not ready.
The mechanics at a dealershop keep saying that they've fixed all the problems and that there is nothing I can do but running... So I ran. I ran more than 600 miles and went back to the dealershop every morning in vain.
Recently, I found the "drive cycle" and one man from California did drive exactly as was instructed by the drive cycle manual.
I believe that it'll be somewhat dangerous to drive that way. So, I'm thinking about "driving" my car with the front wheels lifted up. Then I can "run" without moving my car. Will this idea work? Is there any other thing that I should take into consider?
#2812 of 3234 Re: Resetting the computer [kjlee]
Apr 01, 2009 (1:51 pm)
Can the dealership do the emission test?
#2813 of 3234 Re: Resetting the computer [jlindh]
Apr 01, 2009 (5:55 pm)
Yes, my dealer can...