XG350 2002 multiple das indicators lighting - Seedometer died.

Discussion in 'Hyundai Grandeur / Azera / XG' started by Russell Patterson, May 4, 2008.

  1. Mt wife was almost home on Friday when the brake, Battery, TCS and ABS
    lights all came on and the speedometer stopped working. I turned the
    engine on today and all the same lights came on, but I did not want to
    risk taking it out of the driveway to check the speedometer. At one
    point the engine hesitated, the radio went silent for a split second
    and the battery light extinguished and stayed off. After turning the
    engine off/onagain all the lights were back on again.

    Any help here? It should still have the 100K, 10 yr warranty, but if
    it is just time for a new battery, I can save the time and just get
    that, unless it is also covered in the warranty. Maybe someone knows
    about that, too.
     
    Russell Patterson, May 4, 2008
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  2. Russell Patterson

    Dan K Guest

    Sounds like the alternator to me. I know that if the alternator goes out,
    both the battery and the brake lights will come on...its wired that
    way...don't know why. Don't know about the TCS, ABS, or speedometer, but
    the alternator is the place to start. Quite a job on the 2002 XG350. Get
    it to a dealer for some warranty work. If it failed just as the car was
    getting home, and if you only started it one time after that, your battery
    should be almost fully charged. We drove 50 miles to get the car home after
    our alternator failed without any problem. Just keep all electrical stuff
    off... No radio, headlights, A/C, heater, etc.

    Dan
     
    Dan K, May 5, 2008
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  3. Russell Patterson

    hyundaitech Guest

    Sounds like the alternator to me, too. The ABS/TCS will deactivate an
    turn on the warning lamps if the system voltage becomes too low. Due t
    the electronic nature of the speedometer and other items, low voltage ca
    indeed cause them to malfunction
     
    hyundaitech, May 5, 2008
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  4. Turns out the warranty was 5 yr 60K and we have >70K. dealer wants
    $500. Is it really that tough to get to and replace it myself?
     
    Russell Patterson, May 7, 2008
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  5. Russell Patterson

    Old_Timer Guest

    The labor guide I looked at called for labor time of 1.6 hours.

    Old_Timer
     
    Old_Timer, May 7, 2008
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  6. Russell Patterson

    hyundaitech Guest

    It's no cakewalk. If you have the equipment, you can discharge the a/c
    remove an a/c line and coolant fan, and squeeze it out. If not, you'l
    need to remove the radiator.

    Open your hood and look at the alternator. You'll probably understand
     
    hyundaitech, May 7, 2008
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  7. Russell Patterson

    Dan K Guest

    Turns out the warranty was 5 yr 60K and we have >70K. dealer wants


    You can do it yourself. The alternator will squeeze out/in without removing
    the radiator, but just barely and only in one orientation. Cut a piece of
    cardboard to cover the radiator fins to protect them, if you cut the
    cardboard correctly it will fit right into the radiator frame. I believe I
    did take the radiator mounts off so I could move it a little, but I did not
    have to remove the coolant or take any of the hoses off. I did two 2002
    XG350's.

    The other alternative, if you haven't done the timing belt yet, is to get
    them both done at the same time as a lot of the labor overlaps.

    Dan
     
    Dan K, May 8, 2008
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  8. When should the timing belt be replaced?
     
    Russell Patterson, May 10, 2008
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  9. Russell Patterson

    Dan K Guest

    Book says 5 years or 60,000 miles which ever comes first. But, according to
    Hyundaitech, the X350's not noted for having timing belt problems. I did
    mine at 90,000 miles (5 years) and did my wifes at 60,000 (5 years). I'm
    at 125,000 miles now (7 years) and for sure will wait until 180,000 and then
    I'll have to decide whether a 3rd timing belt is in order or not.

    Dan
     
    Dan K, May 12, 2008
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  10. Russell Patterson

    B.C. MALLAM Guest

    Is the Hyundia eng a critical eng. in that if the timing belt breaks major
    damage will result or will it just stop running?
     
    B.C. MALLAM, May 12, 2008
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  11. Russell Patterson

    hyundaitech Guest

    To my knowledge, any Hyundai engine currently in production has th
    capability if serious damage if the timing belt (or chain) fails
     
    hyundaitech, May 12, 2008
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  12. Russell Patterson

    Dan K Guest

    Yes, its an interference engine. Bad news to have the timing belt break.
     
    Dan K, May 12, 2008
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