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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
#4207 of 4303 hood insulation
May 07, 2012 (2:39 am)
Does anyone know the best way to remove the insulation attached to the inside of the hood???? tried screw driver and needle nose pliers without success..Are the attachment clips reusable??
#4208 of 4303 Replacing Spark Plugs
May 14, 2012 (11:22 am)
It's recommended to replace the Spark Plugs on the 2006 Azera, V-6 Engine, at 100,000 miles.
I don't know if the Dealer OEM Plugs are any different then the after market plugs but the Dealer wants $18 each. NOT Installed.
To install the three plugs in the front is easy. Just remove each coil and under the coil, about 6 inches down are the plugs. Be Sure you use a new plug socket that has a good rubber in it that will hold the spark plug. Now the back three plugs are not so easy. Yes you have to loosen the manifold to get to the back three plugs. Remove all the brackets attached to the manifold to be able to raise it up. There is one bracket on the passenger firewall side and another bracket on the drivers side and a long bolt in the center of the manifold. Go at the coils and plugs from the passenger side. You will have to unplug the coils from their harness on the first two and the last one you can remove the coil without unplugging it. The manifold gasket is metal so you should not have to replace it.
#4209 of 4303 Re: hood insulation [jamazera]
May 14, 2012 (11:25 am)
Just plan on buying new clips from the Dealer. They don't cost very much and they will hold. Most break when you pry them out anyway.
#4210 of 4303 Re: hood insulation [06_azera]
May 14, 2012 (1:11 pm)
how do you remove them??? just yank them out??? or pry them out?? don't want to destroy the insulation.....
Jun 08, 2012 (1:11 pm)
I was told last time I went in for an oil change that my 2006 Azzy(88K Miles) needed 2 major fixes - A tune-up and replace spark plugs - $500
They said the torsion bars (might be wrong on this) were squeaky when I hit bumps bec they have small cracks - $500
They had told me in the past my stuck sun-screen would be $700 bucks to fix, I told them forget it.
I live in vegas, so i know the heat here is rough on cars.
Should I let them do these repairs or take to some import auto place to get done?
#4212 of 4303 Re: Big repair bill [plannermann]
Jun 08, 2012 (3:30 pm)
$550 seems high for a tune-up/plugs
#4213 of 4303 Re: Big repair bill [penzfan]
Jun 09, 2012 (2:28 am)
not really...they have to remove the intake to get to the 3 plugs in the rear..try another shop that may have a lower hourly rate...usually dealers charge $100/hr also if you can, purchase the plugs yourself..you'll get raped by the dealer $16/plug or more...you can get iridium plugs at most auto parts stores....check Hyundai for a TSB on the shocks/struts ...
#4214 of 4303 Re: Big repair bill [penzfan]
Jun 09, 2012 (2:30 am)
the factory plugs should be good for 100k miles unless you're having mileage or run problems
#4215 of 4303 NOISY Michelins...
Jun 18, 2012 (7:55 am)
I know there have been MANY complaints about noisy Michelins (MXV-4's), and I must add mine. I have used Michelins on all my cars since my '74 Volvo wagon days, and have never experienced this noise and "thump, thump, thump" phenomenon, which disappears after driving a few miles, while the road noise, which is now at the "howling" pitch since a recent tire-rotation, is driving me batty!
Surely both Hyundai and Michelin are aware of these complaints. What are THEY saying? Has Hyundai issued a TSB about his? Doesn't Michelin give a hoot about its reputation ?
#4216 of 4303 Re: NOISY Michelins... [steds54]
Jul 08, 2012 (9:52 am)
I replace my tires on my 2006 Azera last year,tires only had 25,000 miles on them but I just couldn't take the noise anymore,and they were starting to show some dry rot on the sidewalls.I have had Michelins on othe cars and I always found them to be a bit on the noisy side,so I knew that I wanted to replace them with another brand.When I went to buy new tires I told the guy that I didn't want to spend a lot of money because I didn't know how much longer I would be keeping this car,he sold me a set of Nexen tires for half the price of what 4 new Michelins would have cost me,and I have to say these tires are a great improvement,car rides better and is much quieter on the road now.Maybe now I'll keep this car little longer than I planed on.