Remove the under cover A. We have 980 reviews on our Automatic Transmission Fluid products for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata from previous customers. This is not a joke I've seen Hyundai transmission die fast because of wrong fluids were pour into it when I mean fast I mean less then 500 miles Do you think Amsoil Universal Synthetic Transmission fluid is going to hurt my transmission? It was easy to slide them back in when installing the unit. I really don't want to get it voided out if the engine fails. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Sonata, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. I see the only downside with the new Ford Focus is the clunky automatic stick shift. But when I bring my cars in, he works on them himself.
To access the second spark plug from the left, remove the electrical connector and the spark plug cable wire from coil number 1 and then remove the 2 12mm bolts that secure the coil to the engine. A power flush is when a machine is used, which is not a good idea in high mileage situations due to the force pushing junk into small orfices. There's an easy procedure to flushing by pulling the lines while a helper runs the engine and you add oil while it runs unit it clears. It can be done by unbolting the transmission oil cooler line at the point where it connects to the oil cooler. I googled this and it looks like the only difference on this 2012 is that the dip stick has been replaced with a horizontal fill plug. Trans flushes are big time profit generators. That's what happens when I start discussing ripoff dealers.
I do all my maintenence myself, but will always make sure to use the recommanded fluid from the car manufactured. Even if you were to buy a used transmission from a junk yard, you are going to want to change the fluid, no matter what mileage. For newer models of Sonata transmission fluid temperature sensor seems to be the problem. I just finished a 2x drain and flush and the tranny shifts and operates with absolute normality. These cars have notoriously bad transmissions!! When transmission was cold it would downshift very hard from 4th to 3rd gear. This would allow the car to stop in any gear and start from a standing stop in any gear.
You should decide if a full change of all the oil is warranted since this method of draining does not remove all of the fluid because some is still stuck in the torque converter and must be removed by an other more comprehensive method. As the owner of a Hyundai vehicle, please ensure that each recommended maintenance service is performed at the prescribed interval. Installation Installation is the reverse of removal. Well, I went to the Hyundai dealer for my 2012 Sonata 60k maintenance. I have seen cars that haven't even made it out of the parking lot at a quick change place before the transmission is toast. It's not worth the risk, as others here have pointed out. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved.
Remember the casing material is an ally and bolts can be easily cross threaded or over tightened max pressure about 8 foot pounds 10 newton meters. I didn't know about it He put a new one in there and when I asked him how much? However for 2009 Sonata transmission computer is the problem, and in particular corrupt adaptation tables. Gently pry up and pull the screw drivers toward you until the 2 bottom catches release. Likewise the fuel filter never needed to be replaced. Forty bucks for 5 quarts of Hyundai fluid from the dealer.
My thought, check with a good independent shop. If I knew about this simple fix, I would have saved a lot of money by purchasing a battery from Autozone instead of Hyundai Dealer. Per Wiki: Marketed as the Volkswagen Automatic Stickshift, the three speed manual transmission was connected to a vacuum-operated automatic clutch. For instance, I had a burned out tail-light on my Saturn and he caught it. They quoted me 3 different prices.
He has a professional shop with the same workers for years. 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. You might save a dollar now with Castrol; but how much will you save down the road with a breakdown?!? At this time after examination of the pan contents to ascertain if any sludgy material is present. Check out our complete line of products. Add more fluid up to about 4. They were not a problem.
He has a professional shop with the same workers for years. And that was waiting for the parts too. It is sufficient to downshift from 4th to 3rd gear manually when slowing down. Came with a 12 month warranty. Then he says the 2nd replacement tranny is no good. 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. 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.