Cabin Air Filter

Just changed the Sonata cabin air filter. Took me perhaps 1 1/2 hour to 2 hours. Spent alot of that time just tying to figure out the puzzle of how to get to it.
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What year? I have to do mine soon.
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It is a 2000 GLS V6. I did change the cabin filtr once before, perhaps 4 years ago, but the "how To" had just about all faded from my gray matter.
I did remembet that I could do it if I took my time and procedeeded cautiously.
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Instruction's are available from hmaservice's web site. Took me about 1 hour the first time around. Have an 02 Sonata.
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The '06 up Sonatas take about 2 Minutes. Lift the "shock absorber" off the glove compartment through the right hand access hatch, let the glove compartment drop down, squeeze to remove filter. Fight with filter frame until you figure out the trick. Reverse process.
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Hyundaitech;
I own a very, very nice 2000 Sonata with approximately 60,000 original miles on it's DOHC V6. It is our second car, and it is definitely all the car we need for a sunday & shopping driver...
The engine has suddenly developed a very bad miss (it is running on 5 cylinders, and appears to be spraying raw gas out of the exhaust pipe), and although I am hoping for the best here, I am trying to prepare for the worst.
If the motor has indeed jumped it's timing belt, and has ruined the valves and/or piston(s), I am wondering if open heart surgery can be performed, and the current motor replaced with a newer Sonata V6 (timing chain) unit, because if I am going to have to expend a lot of money, I would prefer to not have to worry about this timing belt problem anymore.
Thank you.
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I think it would cost more than the car is worth!
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"Value" is very relative and situational. The car is in very good condition, and is all the car we need for our second car. It is a much better "value" to put a few thousand dollars into this car than for us to purchase another car at many (tens of) thousands more.
We are not prone to "throw-away" mentality, as many seem to be nowdays.
Thank you for your personal opinion, but I have to disagree with you.
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Very Interested in this as they as you say may be less expensive to re- engine than trade in the dead & dying and get an unknown second hand replacement. Please keep us informed.
I have an old Volvo wagon that gave a heart transplant to with another makers engine & transmission. Best move I ever made and saved a bundle to boot.And it is a sort of FUN car to punt about .Ugly but fun
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Thank you for your response.. Unfortunately, my query goes unanswered so far. I will let you know what happens when/if I find out anything useful. Our present long term plans call to re-engine and/or re-trans any vehicle as needed (this is since the cost of vehicles has esclated to it's present stratospheric realms). We have found that our vehicles are still in very good to excellent condition overall when their engines and/or transmissions need major attention. It is much more cost effective for us to replace these items than to purchase a new vehicle.
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On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:19:32 -0800, jusme

Have you had the problem diagnosed to determine why it is misfiring.
The remedy may only involve new plugs and ignition wires.
If it had a timing belt problem that ruined the valves as you mentioned the car would not still be running on five cylinders. It is unlikely that you have a timing belt problem at all.
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And if it is indeed spewing raw gas it can ruin the cat converter in very short time.
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I agree that the timing belt is not yet broken. I also agree that this could very well be a plug or wire issue.
But if you don't get the problem fixed and fast, the imbalance in the engine will strain the timing belt so it will break. Then you would definitely have a major problem.
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I doubt a single dropped cylinder will result in that sort of problem. Timing belts aren't that fragile. Edwin had a good point though about damage to the converter.
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