Ok. It's fixed. The problem was the lower cover (1 of 3 covers over timing, balance belt, crankshaft & pulley)was dry rotted, shredded and whipped around and cracked the crankshaft position sensor. Have since learned they are very delicate & often get cracked just changing the timing and balance belts. So be CAREFULL, you DIY's. Also the sensor blade gets cracked this way. Part was under $30, and the lower cover was $75, but the labor! I've had my mechanic 6 years, true gear head, honest and charges $65/hr labor as opposed to the big shops $100-$125. Never tells you you need something if you don't. 3.25 hrs labor as the damn thing is wedged behind the belts and pulleys, but the 3 ft wire that goes to the main computer was the killer as the way it's threaded, you practically have to pull the engine to do it. There was no way to solder on the old wire as absolutely no play in it. Hyundai sets themselves up for future revenue. The dealer wanted almost $700 to do it and another shop $570, so Jason did me a huge favor. Bringing him and the guys lunch on Monday.
Saturday, December 17th, 2011 AT 1:24 AM