breaks for 2001 XG300

Discussion in 'Hyundai Grandeur / Azera / XG' started by Alan, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    This has not been a good year for my XG300. I had to replace the
    spark plugs, timing belt, drive belts, pcv valve and now the
    transmission fluid cooler is leaking, so they say and I am sure it is.
    The car needed breaks so I brought it into Midas, because they already
    replaced the pads once. This time I had to replace the rotors and one
    of the calipers on the back left is frozen, even thought they tried to
    free it up. That is $1,000. The ABS and the TCS lights when on last
    night after sitting in USOPEN and Sunday night traffic after I had the
    break pads and the rotors replaced (they didn't have the caliper, they
    had to order it and I was very busy last week. This afternoon the
    warning lights were not on. The guy at Midas said the warning lights
    could be on because the speed sensors on the wheels are bad. I
    wonder if it could just be the stuck caliper?

    So, it's $1,500 to Hyundai, $1,000 to Midas and there is that
    transmission fluid cooler that will cost $600. I proably should have
    gotten rid of the car but I wanted to save it for my daughter who
    promised to take driving lessons. That is $3.100 and who knows what
    else is next.

    Alan
     
    Alan, Jun 22, 2009
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  2. Alan

    hyundaitech Guest

    It could be a bad sensor, damaged wiring, low brake fluid level, low
    tire, or a host of other things. If the Midas guy isn't capable of
    diagnosing, take it somewhere that is. I once repaired an Oldsmobile
    Cutlass Ciera with an ABS lamp on for a total cost of about $20. Both
    third brake lamp bulbs were out. Of course, we couldn't help the
    owner with the $2000 he'd paid some brake chain to attempt to fix the
    issue.

    Out of curiosity, if you're spending $1000 for pads and rotors all the
    way around, why are you having your car serviced at Midas. You should
    be able to get factory parts and service for that price or less.
     
    hyundaitech, Jun 23, 2009
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  3. Alan

    nothermark Guest

    Every time I get a complaint about a new tool I dig a couple of these
    articles out. ;-)
     
    nothermark, Jun 25, 2009
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  4. Alan

    news Guest

    Can you replace it for $3,000 and know what you got?
    Phil
     
    news, Jul 2, 2009
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