This has not been a good year for my XG300. I had to replace the
spark plugs, timing belt, drive belts, pcv valve and now the
transmission fluid cooler is leaking, so they say and I am sure it is.
The car needed breaks so I brought it into Midas, because they already
replaced the pads once. This time I had to replace the rotors and one
of the calipers on the back left is frozen, even thought they tried to
free it up. That is $1,000. The ABS and the TCS lights when on last
night after sitting in USOPEN and Sunday night traffic after I had the
break pads and the rotors replaced (they didn't have the caliper, they
had to order it and I was very busy last week. This afternoon the
warning lights were not on. The guy at Midas said the warning lights
could be on because the speed sensors on the wheels are bad. I
wonder if it could just be the stuck caliper?
So, it's $1,500 to Hyundai, $1,000 to Midas and there is that
transmission fluid cooler that will cost $600. I proably should have
gotten rid of the car but I wanted to save it for my daughter who
promised to take driving lessons. That is $3.100 and who knows what
else is next.