The Sonata is spacious up front but short on headroom in the rear. So I went and had the codes read, unfortunately only one was seen and it was related to the problem from before when the check engine light was on some generic error code, I forgot to actually right it down since it was the same one the car has always had. AutoTrust Silver supplies a great selection of transmissions and shifters system components at reasonable prices! Posted on Nov 19, 2009 Huyndai's are netorious for transmissions doing funny things if the Throttle Possition Sensor is bad. That's what happens when I start discussing ripoff dealers. The components used by Hyundai are designed to perform at a high level, they are not your standard generic transmission, which can't be lubed by any off the shelf stuff at any shop. They quoted me 3 different prices.
As for look and smell, it should be reddish and not smell burnt. Now the experts can argue that its the same, but every company that I know of states not to use any product other than the Hyundai Fluid. Burnt oil is usually black and has a strong odor. Just write them exactly as they appear and report. I have had many towed in here where Jiffy Lube, Pep Boys, etc. It could also cross your fingers be something more usual like a clogged transmission filter located inside the pan , or shift solenoid.
Neither Penzoil, Valvoline, Mobile or Castrol make an equivalent fluid. They quoted me 3 different prices. If you took out the torque converter and rebuilt the transmission, start with 5 or 6 quarts. You might save a dollar now with Castrol; but how much will you save down the road with a breakdown?!? The current model is related to the Kia Optima, which reached the U. The question is would they be able to analyze the fluid to determine if it was the right kind. Styling touches include a waterfall-style grille and dual-oval headlights.
Purchase now and minimize repair costs! Personnally, I wouldn't chance it. The engine in your 2004 Hyundai Sonata should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. And these are transmissions that I get the impression will last far longer than the rest of the car will not that there is anything wrong with the rest of the car, but something would have to wear out at some point, won't it? When adding transmission fluid to your Sonata, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Top models have 10-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels, and a glass moonroof is available. He even allows me in the repair bay while he works on my car, something just about every shop won't allow because of insurance reasons. The Sonata is an easy car to drive. Make sure you run it for a few seconds in each gear before you take another reading.
All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. Probably close to 18 years or so. Is the check engine light on? As soon as you can, get someone with a code reader to plug in the vehicle and find out what the code is for the Check Engine light to come on. He also doesn't gouge me or others on parts. Also, the computers regulate shift patterns. Hyundai might be able to do that, you would have to ask a dealer to be sure. They all say to not use their product in your Hyundai, get it from the dealer.
It is not specifically used just to down shift or upshift. If you do, you will be fine with this. Like Cigroller said, bad idea. What they told me is that the filter is located behind the cover plate on the side of the transmission. But when I bring my cars in, he works on them himself.
I'm not sure if I want him to do the timing belt. Hyundai isn't the only one using specialized parts that require specialized fluids, Chrysler does too, If you don't use their specific fluid, the transmission will break down quickly. The gauges are ordinary but easy to read. I finally fixed the problem by changing the input and output sensors. I do all my maintenence myself, but will always make sure to use the recommanded fluid from the car manufactured. Not that I don't trust him, more because of the extended warranty I have. But I'll tell you what, when I was at the dealer yesterday, they told me the price to change my spark plugs 6 cylinder It was crazy and went in one ear and out the other.
Get your Sonata upgraded or back in pristine shape by shopping Advance Auto Parts. TheIceAge05 On Tue, 16 Dec 2008 16:19:20 -0500, Brian Matthews cast forth these pearls of wisdom. Some fluids have a distinct smell to them, and I've had a tech able to tell by smell that it isn't a Hyundai fluid. He has a professional shop with the same workers for years. .
The split, rear seatback folds down for additional cargo room. This happened both when starting out from a stop light then it was going from 2nd to 1st or a constant speed. To locate and change the… This is for a 2. If you try to do it yourself you'll be left with fluid in the torque converter which will contaminate the new fluid. Headroom and legroom are sufficient for taller occupants.
You do not specify which model year is your Sonata. If so, the plugs are screwed straight down from the top center of each cylinder head. I didn't know about it He put a new one in there and when I asked him how much? Raise the vehicle at the front orefereably on ramps by at least one foot 30cm , 3. Go to the dealer to get that done. I have a great mechanic I've been going to for many years.