attn Hyundaitech: Change Spark Plugs on 02 Sonata GLS

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Thee Chicago Wolf, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. I was digging around HMAService site trying to see where they're
    located but I wasn't able to find any diagrams or schematics. Are they
    a pain in the butt to change? Any plug brand recommendations outside
    those listed on HMA's site (NGK, Champion)? Thanks.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Mar 4, 2008
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  2. Thee Chicago Wolf

    hyundaitech Guest

    The plugs are located in the holes in the center of the valve cover. If
    you have a four cylinder, this is a simple job. If you have a V6, it'll
    require removing the intake plenum.

    I like NGK and Denso. Champion, not so much.
     
    hyundaitech, Mar 5, 2008
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  3. The plugs are located in the holes in the center of the valve cover. If
    Thanks for your response. I was going to go with the NGKs since they
    were the OEM ones and priced well. I was digging around HMAservice.com
    and couldn't find the detail of getting at the intake plenum and
    related spark plugs. Do you know if this is published there, or
    elsewhere perhaps?

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Mar 6, 2008
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  4. Thee Chicago Wolf

    jusme Guest

    Join the club.. I find HMAService of little use (unless there is some
    trick to using it's search feature that I am unaware of - I pretty
    much get zero hits, no matter what term I search for, and even though
    I search the whole site).

    I am looking for this same information for the 2000 sonata v6, and had
    equally poor luck with HMAService.

    me
     
    jusme, Mar 6, 2008
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  5. Thee Chicago Wolf

    hyundaitech Guest

    You guys have discovered what I discovered years ago-- it's difficult to
    find things in the Hyundai manuals. I'm much better at it now that I'm
    accustomed to the "Korean" thinking and organization system.

    I looked in the shop manual for a 2002 Sonata (EF) 2.7 V6. In the engine
    mechanical section, go to "intake and exhaust," "intake manifold," and
    "removal." Still, you'll need to do some of your own analysis, as you
    won't need to remove the entire intake manifold, just the intake plenum.

    On the other hand, in the 2000 Sonata (EF) 2.5 V6 Manual, you can go to
    the "Surge Tank" section after choosing "intake and exhaust," and there's
    a section for removing the surge tank alone. The engine is externally the
    same as the 2.7, so these instruction should also apply for the 2002.
     
    hyundaitech, Mar 6, 2008
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  6. You guys have discovered what I discovered years ago-- it's difficult to
    Thanks much for taking the time to break it down for me. I was a bit
    confused but I wasn't too far off in the section. I'll give it a whirl
    then. Many thanks.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Mar 7, 2008
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  7. Thee Chicago Wolf

    southluke Guest

    I gave up on the Hyundai website an
    bought the service manual for around $100. It is probably worth i
    for the convenience

    My questions is: Where is a good place to buy the NGK plugs for 200
    Sonata? The lowest price I can find is around $12.00 per plug
     
    southluke, Mar 9, 2008
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  8. My questions is: Where is a good place to buy the NGK plugs for 2002
    I managed to buy a set of 6 for $9 each on eBay. Plus shipping, it was
    a decent deal.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Mar 14, 2008
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