Anyone with an OLD Sonata want some free parts?

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by c.how2bserious, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. I am actually sad to say I'm giving up on my 1990 Sonata. Over
    414,000 miles. I'd
    say we got our money's worth!! It was still in service back in March
    when we bought
    the new 2008. Used the two in parallel for only 3-4 weeks when the old
    one blew a
    head gasket. Took me until now to throw in the towel. I could fix it,
    of course, but there
    is a list of reasons why not to. The new car is a base model, but I
    tell you - try upgrading
    by 18 model years sometime and you'll think you're in a new Mercedes!

    Enough about that.

    I do the evilbay thing and see there isn't any demand for these old
    parts, so I"m not
    going to bother listing them. I have some new stuff, and some good
    used stuff that I would
    like to give to anyone who is still running a 1990 (probably '89 too)
    Sonata. Just pay for
    the shipping. If you are local (Maryland zip 21742) , you are welcome
    to pick up. Here is a
    short list off the top of my head, there is more:

    -reman power steering rack, still in the box
    -new pair of struts, pretty sure for the front, would have to look
    -various new OEM seals (crank, cam, balance shaft)
    -some used but usable clutch frictions for the KM175
    -some new KM175 seals
    -might be a new ball joint, I usually kept one on hand

    Let me know if there is any interest. I send stuff out via UPS all
    the time. Send me your address
    and I'll get you a shipping quote. Note: as you can imagine, this is
    not my top priority. So please
    don't expect same day service! :) If anyone replies, I'll take a
    walk back to the shop and email
    you a more thorough list of the used stuff.
    c.how2bserious, Jul 3, 2008
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  2. c.how2bserious

    hyundaitech Guest

    There aren't many of these on the road anymore, and unfortunately, most o
    the items you've listed are for this model only.

    The seals and trans parts are somewhat more universal, however, since th
    car has a Mitsubishi powertrain. Still, that engine and transmissio
    haven't been used in anything for quite a large number of years
    hyundaitech, Jul 3, 2008
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  3. Perhaps the OP could tell us how often he changed the timing belt since
    the subject has become a point of contention in this group.

    Michael Golden, Jul 4, 2008
  4. Every 60K I took it off the road for a round of "major maintenance"
    always included the timing belt.

    Every other timing belt job I'd replace the water pump, metal coolant
    rail behind the manifold, and seals on the front of the engine. I
    usually had
    a list of other things to check/fix when I did this. A few times I'd
    repaint whatever
    happened to be peeling, maybe replaced all cooling hoses twice over
    the 18
    years of ownership, etc.

    The old girl only ever left me stranded twice. 1st time was a freak
    the splines on the torque converter that mate with the input shaft
    gave out. As you may know those splines are permanently mated once
    the transmission is installed. They never move or engage/disengage.
    Definitely not a "wear item". 2nd time, just 3-4 years ago, the really
    rubber hose between the fuel tank and the car's hard lines burst.

    I am going to miss this car. I'm keeping the speedo cluster as a

    FWIW, I'm not fixing it because I am too involved in other projects,
    and I
    could feel that the torque converter lockup clutch was starting to go
    and that's big bucks. Also started having some niggling little
    electrical "issues"
    right there at the end. I guess I want to go out on a high point, not
    with it and ruin my high opinion of it. In a way, I guess I was
    looking for an "out".
    Really ironic how it bowed out just a few weeks after the new one
    showed up.
    As if it knew it's job here was done.

    No regrets.
    c.how2bserious, Jul 4, 2008
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