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: My car turned 100k and will need a tune up

09-10-2005, 04:36 PM
Well went to the Hyundai dealership and told them I needed a complete tune up. They told me I needed the following stuff.

Change Oil, filter & lube
Change air filter
Tranny Flush
Fuel Filter
Injector service with fuel treatment
cooling system flush
Replace timing belt
Plugs timming
Rotate balance tires with brake service
15 point inspection

798.95+ taxes

09-10-2005, 04:52 PM
There's a little maintenance log that came with your car that tells you what you need to have inspected and replaced at what mileage.

At 100,000, I had an oil change, and put new tires on the car. I'm probably going to wait to do my coolant flush until a little before winter, but I didn't have to do any of that other stuff. A bunch of that sounds like something to save til 120,000.

09-10-2005, 04:55 PM
hate to break it to you but its called the 90k/100k mile service.

09-10-2005, 05:28 PM
120k sound good.

09-10-2005, 05:49 PM
well i remember in my 02 elantra's log, oil changes and things were at a 3000 mile basis. Now in my 05 elantra's log everything goes by 3750miles. Except my dealership still gave me an oil change sticker going by the 3k miles... but im just going to go by 3750miles i guess since i hear that its a scam if you keeping changing to early.

09-11-2005, 08:52 AM
ya your car should have a log listing.. my car only has 3,900 miles on it oil changed @ 3,100 plan on doing it every 3,500-3,600.. whens the first time I have to bring it into hyundai for something I cant replace myself anyone know?

09-11-2005, 01:25 PM
Hey Soron, did you read your maintenance log? 90,000 service is mostly inspection, not changing.

I think the 30,000 is a decent size maintenance stop, and the 60,000 is a big one. At 60,000 you have to replace belts and spark plugs, flush all your fluids, and other fun crap. Complain if you like, but the money is worth it for the extra life your car gets from doing proper maintenance.

I get my oil changed every 3,500-4,000 miles, and just get regular oil. On the 04 Accent, we're putting synthetic in there all the time, just to see if/how it may help.

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UPDATE: In case you lost your maintenance log, here's what mine says about the major mileage checkpoints:

Replace: Air Cleaner Filter. Engine Oil & Filter.
Inspect: Automatic Transaxle Fluid. Broke hoeses * Lines. Brake pads, Claipers, and Rotors. Exhaust Pipe and Muffler. Suspension Mounting Bolts. Steering Gear Box, Linkage & Boots/Lower Arm Ball Joint. Power steering Pump, Blet & Hoses. A/C Refirigerant. Cabin Air Filter (if installed).

Replace: Engine Oil & Filter. Air Cleaner Filter. Spark Plugs (Platinum Coated). Engine Coolant.
Inspect: Automatic Transaxle Fluid. Broke hoses * Lines. Brake pads, Claipers, and Rotors. Exhaust Pipe and Muffler. Suspension Mounting Bolts. Steering Gear Box, Linkage & Boots/Lower Arm Ball Joint. Power steering Pump, Blet & Hoses. A/C Refirigerant. Cabin Air Filter (if installed). Drive Belt (water pump, alternator and a/con). Timing Belt. Manual Transaxle Oil. Brake Fluid. Driveshafts and Boots. Vapor Hose and Fuel Filler Cap. Fuel Lines, Fuel Hoses, and Connections. (items not in italics are the same as 15k)

45,000mi: same as 15k.

60,000mi: Same as 30k, but replace the timing belt.

Then basically, lather, rinse, repeat. i.e. at 90,000 mi, do your 30,000 mi maintenance, and at 120,000 mi, do your 60,000 mi maintenance.

Now, at 75,000 miles, I had to get my exhaust manifold replaced, as well as get new rotors and pads (I should have changed pads as soon as I heard the squealing noise.) I just had my car inspected, and I'm giong to need new pads again "soon."

(Also, my 2001 logbook says oil changes ever 3750 miles.)
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And finally, a point by point on the original post:

Change Oil, filter & lube -- Sure.
Change air filter -- Sure, but you can do this yourself. Buy the part from your dealer or online (oh wait, we don't have sed to kick around anymore.), save yourself some labor costs.
Tranny Flush -- Unless it's an auto, then yes, replace auto transaxle fluid.
Fuel Filter -- Don't think so. comments anyone?
Injector service with fuel treatment -- Sure, it sounds nice til you get the bill :p
cooling system flush - not til 120,000
Replace timing belt - not til 120,000
Plugs timming - not til 120,000
Rotate balance tires with brake service - That's up to you. Not required. When's the last tiem you rotated your tires and looked at your brakes?
15 point inspection Can't hurt, but is not required

EDIT: Just realized this board doesn't have strikethrough capabilities. Whoops. Pretend everything between and have lines through them.

09-11-2005, 02:13 PM
I'd hit an independent shop with those kinda miles. A lot less expensive than the dealer. An Elantra with 100k is worth maybe $3k. Timing belt should be around $300-400 & if done at 60k shouldn't need done again till 120k. All the fluid changes should be able to be done for a lot less. Do it yourself & save big $$ on the labor.

09-11-2005, 02:16 PM
I generally replace the tranny fluid every 30,000 miles as under the severe service category. Hyundai also recommends replacing it at this interval as well.

09-11-2005, 04:38 PM
No I dont have a owners manual, the car didnt come with one when I bought it used from the dealership, but it's easy to remember the major milage points to do major maintenance i.e. 3k, 15k, 30k, 60k, 75k 90/100k which applies to most vehicles. I wanted to get the manul but it costs $100 from the dealership, sorry but I dont pay that much just for a book, even college textbooks arent that expensive (my electronics books from college only costed $85 for the most expensive one).

09-11-2005, 10:23 PM

Maybe we can work on getting a manual online here. Enough XDs are coming used nowadays that it might be a very good resource.

09-11-2005, 10:36 PM
I'm not sure if AutoZone is nationwide or not, but on their website, you can register your car with your mileage, and it will give you the general recommendations on when your services need to be done.

09-11-2005, 10:46 PM
<quote>I wanted to get the manul but it costs $100 from the dealership</quote>

try ebay they run for $8-$10 + shipping... sometimes I see them down to $2.50 !


edit .. here's one now
2001 Elantra Manual Up for Bid ( ameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

09-24-2005, 10:54 PM
I will do the 30k maintnace this weekend

09-25-2005, 11:11 PM
wow it must be nice having low-mileage cars, i decided to let the major stuff go for now, until i get my new engine...

btw- you can get most of that stuff done cheaper, or DIY

210,000mi, let the count down begin....

09-30-2005, 01:17 PM
I just got my '01 back from the dealer (see post on rotors) and they advised me to have the timing belt done. I've got 106K miles on this Elantra- I own 2 :-) but I've never done the belt. I'm told its a interference engine, so I'm thinking it should be done pronto. Anybody ever do a timing belt? Seems risky to wait until 120K with the original belt. Or IS this just dealer-babble? ;)

09-30-2005, 01:47 PM
Timning Belt seems resonable. Its a $40-$65 part and $400+ in labor. This probably isnt a good DIY for begginers. This is like open heart surgery on your car.

09-30-2005, 01:53 PM
well... dealers make it very clear that not changing your timing belt at 60k mi is an offence severe enough to void the powertrain warranty. So, your car is only 14k from being due for a second replacement.....

09-30-2005, 02:03 PM
14k I can wait that long. Its only like 4-5 months from now.

02-03-2008, 04:26 AM
I'm about to hit 75k about 1k to go but with work that will take like 2 weeks tops. I don't have any maintenance records from the previous owner and all I've done is 1 oil change. I know 75k is a big mark but I haven't found a full breakdown for it, only 60k. any suggestions and anything I can do myself and save on labor plz let me know.

02-03-2008, 10:04 AM
i just hit the 100.000 marker last weekend. And i had the following things done:

- tranny flush (auto) 63$
- new tires and wheels 670$
- oild flush was done a lil while ago, so still good but that costed me 15$

I plan on having my car checked out top to bottom when i get home. I know for sure i need a new tierod and a new wheelbearing on the front right side. And i want to make sure the timingbelts are still good. But other then that im still good. Even the exaust ist still looking nice :)