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#1183 of 1325 Re: some help please... [specialknyc]
Apr 13, 2009 (6:13 pm)
If your car is built before 10/2007, there is a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) allowing the change from the shocj L041 (last 4 digit of the parts ) to L040. However, people in the forum recommended to change to latest shock in the 2007 (built after 10/2007),2008 and 2009 which is the L640. For my case, I opened a claim with Hyundai Consumer Affairs in Fountain Valley by phone first and I was fortunate that the Dealer allowed me to change to the L640. However, the noise is still there. There was a post that the struts were not the problem but the dealer should change the Front Strut Mounts to resolve the issue. I'm taking the car back in 2 weeks to change the mounts. I just want to let you know, from my experience, changing to the latest shocks or shock mounts doesn't change the ride (Bouncing and Wallowing), it just the solving the noise proble. I guess that's just the way the car is designed for soft ride. I was able to compare with some others cars on the same road, and it is not really that bad. Just take time to get used to.
Regarding the wheel shaking, I didn't experience it but from the other posts, tires were worn out from the inside. If you fight hard, you may be able to get the Dealer or Huyndai tor eplace the tires for you. I didn't experience the others problems on my 2006 Azera Limited. Good Luck
#1184 of 1325 Re: some help please... [khathuy]
Apr 13, 2009 (6:21 pm)
One thought I have is regarding those cars with the 17" rims... the softer ride would help protect the rims from damage from potholes... so that could be seen as a benefit for people who are in city areas... does that make sense to anyone else?
How should I approach the service center with the TSB? Should I not mention it until I see what they do and that said ... how do I print on up?
thanks for the response...
#1185 of 1325 Re: some help please... [specialknyc]
Apr 13, 2009 (6:33 pm)
That's what I would do. Use TSB as the last resource to see what they said.
#1186 of 1325 Re: some help please... [specialknyc]
Apr 14, 2009 (5:46 am)
Specialknyc....I had the same creak/squeek noise you mentioned...coming from the same location. They replaced the upper control arm and the noise is now gone.
Check the warranty info since you're the 2nd owner. The powertrain warranty is cut in half pretty much, but I'm not sure what happens to the rest of them.
Did you purchase and extended warranty?
#1187 of 1325 Re: some help please... [specialknyc]
Apr 14, 2009 (5:33 pm)
specialknyc, to get a copy of the TSB setup an account on www.hmaservice.com. The site requires internet explorer and does not work well with other browsers. Take the TSB with you when you go to our dealer. Some will claim ignorance and you may need to educate them.
Apr 15, 2009 (2:25 pm)
Thanks for the replies... I will go to the site www.hmaservice.com and set up an account... Thanks.
I did not purchase an extended warranty. But I have the option to do that if I need to so long as I do it before the factory warranty is up correct?
I will print up the TSB's but I may wait until I hear back from the dealer before breaking them out. The upper control arm is also responsible for the clunk right? I am confused why people are requesting newer shocks... I would think the same noises from the same locations would be caused by one single problem if occurring to so many cars. although if I can find the grounds to get new shocks... I would love to do that considering it will spare me some expense or at least put the cost of replacing them off for a little while. If the dealer replaces the control arms but not the shocks ... are there any grounds on which I can request new shocks as well? (I realize this may not be the most honest question ... but hey a dollar saved is a dollar earned =)
#1189 of 1325 Another possibility
May 04, 2009 (8:07 am)
I was browsing the aftermarket parts sites and I came across these suspension bushings. I'm wondering if the bushings could help with the clunk noise that's heard as being a different material, it may absorb the energy better than the OEM rubber being used. Just a thought.
Grandeur TG Bushing Set
Yaya's Full Suspension Polyurethane Bushing Sets
-Optimized suspension control
-Greater cornering and breaking accuracy
-Resistance to oil contamination
-Superior life and performance compared to OEM bushings
-Expedient alignment correction
-Reduced tire wear
-Ease of fitment
-Various grades of softness / flexibility
-Installation guide/picture is included
-Widely used for street / timetrial / drag races
● Please purchase the product for your vehicle. Vehicle names are shown in KDM forms.
F Stabilizer Bushing
F Low Arm Rear (G)
R Stabilizer Bushing
R Trailing Arm
***Shipping & Handling Included***
#1190 of 1325 Re: some help please... [specialknyc]
May 05, 2009 (4:27 am)
I have a 2006 Azera with similar issues.
3. some steady shaking of the steering wheel at highway speeds. With my car, by having the wheels balanced, it corrected the slight vibration (steady shaking) I felt on highway speeds. I was told that the wider aluminum wheels require more maintenance. Also, when you finally come around to replacing your tires, I would recommend going to a shop like sears or similar who will give you free balancing and rotation for the life of the tire.
4. I have also noticed that there is a slight jolt or lack there of (maybe it feels like a gear is slipping ... I can not really explain it since I am not technical) when the car is cold and I start driving... it usually goes away once I have been driving for several minutes. I've learned that my azera is like a jet engine or an old man and it requires about 5 minutes to warm up before performing properly. I don't even think about the warm up period and figured the engineer wanted it that way for a reason.
Azera's lights dimming - another common issue and I decided one day to replace the battery and the headlight dimming issue was resolved. Seems Hyundai must have bought 3 years worth of bad batteries from china.
I've enjoyed my azera and once I am 200,000 miles, I intend to purchase another, or perhaps I'll move up to the Genesis! As many, this is my first Hyundai and it has proven to be a very good car for me, about the only complaint is service - some dealerships are much better than others and it is best to try different one's to find one you like. The most recent dealership told me that my car had 60,000 miles and that the timing belt required changing - I smiled and said that I believed the maintenance was at 100,000 and that I had a timing chain - he paused for a moment and looked at his paper and said; "you are correct, my mistake." lol.. They work on commission so just be careful.
#1191 of 1325 Re: Another possibility [allmet33]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 05, 2009 (6:54 am)
Not a bad idea, but you have to be careful of these poly "handling" bushings---they can make a car's suspension *very* stiff and perhaps change the ride of the Azera in such a way to alter what the owner wants in a car.
#1192 of 1325 Re: Another possibility [Mr_Shiftright]
May 05, 2009 (9:36 am)
Mr. Shiftright...you're right and I think that's why they offer various stiffness options on the bushings you can order depending on the type of driving you do. At any rate, I would think it would be an improvement vs. OEM.