Just bought the 2002 Sonata XL with the 2.7L V6. It has 102K on
it. I have flipped through all the service records and found:
-oil changed about every 3000 MI
-coolant changed twice/ three times
-ATF changed once, powerflushed once
-power transistor for blower replaced
-the usual bulbs, air and cabin filters, brakes and tires
However, Google indicated this is an interference engine and I
find no indication that the timing belt has ever been changed.
The manual is unclear on whether it should be replaced (only in
California? Why? So the timing belt doesn't break while you are
fleeing wildfires and earthquakes?) and at what interval.
I found instructions online on changing the TB on the Santa Fe.
I presume the Sonata would be similar? It's $300-500 at a
shop/dealer, or about 7 hours DIY?
I also don't think the spark plugs/ wires have ever been changed.
I am planning on "going through" the car before I put it on the
road. I would welcome any advice on what should be serviced,
anything to check, what brands to use, etc.
Many thanks to anyone who replies.