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> What I did to my other car today., where the rest of my money & time goes when my Elantra doesn't
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post May 16 2011, 03:18 AM
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I thought I would start a new thread cuz the "What did I do to my Elantra today" thread is one of the popular threads around was start one for our other cars. Fixing cars are pretty much the same, need the same tools and knowlegde. Also thinking it would add some more discussions and keep some of us here more (I go to a Honda Accord forum for my 93 Accord, but some people here may have answers too).

1993 Honda Accord EX w/ 170200 miles:
So on Sunday I replaced all four struts w/ Monroe Quick Struts (got them from RockAuto plus Monroe has a buy 3 get 1 free rebate until 5/31) & replaced the frt & rear sway bar endlinks. Feels like a new car, so quiet.

I keep the car maintained cuz I drive this around town w/ the kids while the wifey drives the Elantra to work 45 mins away.


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post May 16 2011, 12:41 PM
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Excellent idea!!! I've done nothing to the Elantra since the t-belt last year, but did brakes all around on 01 Legacy (son's car), t-belt, brakes, shocks and leaf spring overhaul on my 01 Tundra. Next is exhaust on the 01 Integra...


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post May 16 2011, 01:28 PM
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Well, on Sunday I replaced the master cylinder on the Vette. Flushed the brakes yet again and it took another 1.5 liters of fluid to clear the lines. Total of 2.5 liters of brake fluid to flush all the gunk out.


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post May 16 2011, 08:00 PM
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This is a good idea.Pinned


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"This may be true but it is a chrysler sebring which is synonomous with being a p.o.s. car. Personally I gotta say it's getting
really tiring having to clean off the sopping wet panties from my Hyundai Elantra every morning. Bitches love Hyundais."

"Sometimes you wonder how the sperm that made that idiot was the fastest swimmer. . . Must've had a "race motor" in it with nass under the hood. . . " - Alex2013gt
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post Jul 1 2011, 07:37 PM
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A few weeks ago I patched the subframe in my son's Legacy. The one side of the bushing was held on. What a PITA of a job, but replacing the subframe would have been a monster of a job.

Today I worked on his wipers. They overshot the A pillar on high speed and found out that the bushing on the motor arm was shot. I panicked, because the whole linkage needed replacement. I found it on-line for $70 and dealer wanted $99. I told him that it was cheaper on-line and gave it to me for $78!!!


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post Jul 1 2011, 10:12 PM
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You can bargain with dealers? Nice.

I spent a minute trying to find some...any trunk release button besides the key fob on the GTI and failed. I don't know how to open the trunk without the key fob. It doesn't even unlock with the other doors like the Elantra does. Also I can't stop it from honking when I lock the doors with the remote. There must be a way... right?


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post Jul 1 2011, 10:54 PM
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Likely there are custom programming options for the horn & lights but it may need to be done at the dealer if it's not explained in the owner's manual. As for a rear hatch release, is there an emergency release handle that can be pulled (should glow in the dark) from inside the luggage compartment? All newer sedans have them but I'm unsure if that applies to hatchbacks too.


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post Jul 11 2011, 08:37 AM
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Son's Subaru again. Got the vavle cover gaskets done, oil change and replaced the windshield washer pump.


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post Oct 8 2011, 02:57 PM
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Hey folks, don't forget about this awesome thread idea.


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post Oct 8 2011, 03:03 PM
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QUOTE (elantragt @ Oct 8 2011, 02:57 PM) *
Hey folks, don't forget about this awesome thread idea.

Yea Mitch, what have you been doing to your car?


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really tiring having to clean off the sopping wet panties from my Hyundai Elantra every morning. Bitches love Hyundais."

"Sometimes you wonder how the sperm that made that idiot was the fastest swimmer. . . Must've had a "race motor" in it with nass under the hood. . . " - Alex2013gt
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post Feb 29 2012, 10:24 AM
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Well, I joined http://www.explorerforum.com/ and found out that I have some serious maintenance ahead of me. It seems that the 06/07 V8 Mountaineers (among other cars/trucks with the Triton V8) has a problem where the original spark plugs were a little long, causing the threads to protrude into the combustion chamber. Problem is, when you go to replace them, the carbon buildup causes them to stick and, therefore, break.

To have a dealer do it would cost $400 to start with, then potentially $100 per broken plug. People recommend that if you DIY, you should have a special extraction tool (Lisle (LIS65600) Broken Spark Plug Remover for Ford Triton 3 Valve Engines) on hand for broken plugs.

Crap -- and I really just went to see how difficult putting in new plugs and wires would be--didn't expect this.


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post Feb 29 2012, 07:00 PM
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Forgot all about this thread.
Well last 2 weeks I changed both inner tie rods and replaced drivers lower control arm on my 2007 Compass.
Then had an alignment done.


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