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04-03-2019, 09:49 AM
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Posted By pete c

Thought I'd revive an old thread rather than make...

Thought I'd revive an old thread rather than make a new one.

I am this guy.....10 years later. Well, not actually him, but I also bought a 2009 Sonata 5 speed brand new in late 08.

It now has...
01-28-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,030
Posted By pete c

Sonata starter rebuild

My '09 Sonata is in the shop for a starter replacement (I think). Don't know yet if it is the cheap or expensive one. Has anyone ever had their starter rebuilt rather than replaced? Seems like it...
11-01-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 108,156
Posted By pete c

I have the same issue with my 5 speed '09. I have...

I have the same issue with my 5 speed '09. I have sprayed quite a bit of graphite spray which is made specifically for unsticking locks. It I try to turn it while wiggling the wheel, it sometimes...
09-06-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,792
Posted By pete c

Driver's window stuck down

'09 Sonata

Today I got in the car with the window down. Pushed the button to lift the window. Heard a fairly loud thunk and then nothing. Push the button, you can hear it attempt to do something,...
07-11-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,873
Posted By pete c

that's what I figured. Oh well. how...

that's what I figured. Oh well.

how difficult is it to remove? does it take specialty tools?

maybe it is best to just let a locksmith do it.
07-10-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,873
Posted By pete c

It is definitely a screwed up ignition switch....

It is definitely a screwed up ignition switch. When I release the key, after starting, the starter remains engaged. If I twist it counter clockwise a bit, it disengages. It really is annoying and...
07-06-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,873
Posted By pete c

starter engages randomly

09 Sonata, 5 speed, 4 cylinder 72K miles

Over the last few weeks I have had instances where the starter engages randomly for a monent or two as I am shifting. It seems as though I may have a...
12-09-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,661
Posted By pete c

Will these instructions apply to an '09 Sonata?...

Will these instructions apply to an '09 Sonata? Need to do mine as it's a bit overdue.
09-23-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By pete c

Considering buying '01 5 speed

Found one on CL. 100K. for sale by owner who is buying new car. 2300 asking price.

I own an 09 Sonata that I have been happy with. Anything in particular I should look out for? What sort of fuel...
08-22-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,605
Posted By pete c

can you recommend a product? my owners manual...

can you recommend a product? my owners manual says i really need to use the hyundai 75/85 weight stuff. i am sure it is perfectly fine, but, i suspect it is also overpriced.
08-20-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 31,861
Posted By pete c

Both fobs for my '09 Sonata still going strong at...

Both fobs for my '09 Sonata still going strong at 3 years old. How long should I expect the batteries to last?
08-20-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,605
Posted By pete c

I am also considering changing my manual tranny...

I am also considering changing my manual tranny oil. It is an '09 with 40K.

I am also a bit confused with the recommended maintenance schedule.

I have heard very good things about amsoil...
08-20-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 44,631
Posted By pete c

Most things on a car, all cars, are wear items....

Most things on a car, all cars, are wear items. Some wear at higher rates than others.

My failing to investigate the problem sooner is irrelevant. I suppose you think that all car owners should...
08-19-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 44,631
Posted By pete c

Maybe. Not likely to buy new again though for a...

Maybe. Not likely to buy new again though for a few reasons.

First off, "best warranty in America" is BS.

My '09 Sonata developed a rear brake squeal that came and went for quite some time. I...
03-18-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,221
Posted By pete c

My 30K is due on my '09 4 cylinder 5 speed. ...

My 30K is due on my '09 4 cylinder 5 speed.

I am planning on doing the coolant change myself. Would I be better off getting it done at a shop? Firestone wants a little over 100 bucks. Yes, they...
08-18-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,898
Posted By pete c

My '09 sonata developed a brake squeak maybe 6...

My '09 sonata developed a brake squeak maybe 6 months ago. About a month or so ago, as I sat at a traffic light at the interstate offramp, I noticed smoke coming from the rear driver's side.

When...
02-12-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,949
Posted By pete c

'09 bumper cover removal

Backed my sonata into a snow bank and cracked the bumper cover.

I have a few questions.

Why the hell does hyundai make such a brittle POS bumper cover? I was barely moving when I hit it. I did...
09-08-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,725
Posted By pete c

RE: computer upgrade?

Don't really want to muck things up with aftermarket stuff. It's not that important to me. Oh well. It was worth asking about. Thanks.
09-07-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,725
Posted By pete c

computer upgrade?

My brand new 09 sonata has the stock odometer with dual trip meters. It would be kinda neat to have the optional computer that can display various things like instant mpg etc.

Is it just a...
09-05-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By pete c

RE: NEW HERE AND NEED HELP BAD!!

I am a big fan of wrenching on my own cars, BUT, in the case of new cars with fuel/spark problems, you are really taking a shot in the dark.

Do you know a reputable local mechanic that has the...
09-05-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By pete c

Hi from ellington, Ct

I became a new hyundai owner about a week ago. First brand new car in my 45 years. It is an 09 pearl white sonata. 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual.

Hyundai was running some pretty heavy discounts in...
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