Need Help?

2003 Hyundai Sonata Base 4dr Sedan I4 Manual

2003 Hyundai Sonata
Trim Info:
Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
22 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
Other Trims
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
 Miles
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle


Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.
back to question list

Ask the Community

Ask Our Auto Mechanics


January 3, 2013, 9:03 pm

Tony M
 

Question: Removing external window seal strips on a 1998 Hyundai Sonata

I want to remove the external window seal strips for repainting of a door. I have one bolt that I can see(and have removed) that locks the strip to the door, but the strip is very tight. I am unsure as to how much force to use as I do not want to break the trim.
Is there additional bolts ?
Is there a special tool?
Or do I just need to be using more force?


January 9, 2013, 8:21 pm

Elizabeth K
Expert Mechanic

You can search the owner forums for that, or you may need to look in the factory manual for the answer:

http://www.hyundai-forums.com/index.php

http://www.hyundaiforum.com/forum/


0/1 users found this helpful.

January 9, 2013, 11:29 pm

Tony M
 

Done both of these and can find no detail on the removal.


0/0 users found this helpful.

January 10, 2013, 10:36 am

Elizabeth K
Expert Mechanic

It is a procedure that an auto body worker will be more likely to have experience with than a mechanic, but the information will be in the factory repair manual. You can get that from the dealership, and often, in CD-rom on eBay.


0/1 users found this helpful.

Ask our panel of certified auto mechanics a question. We pay for their advice so you don't have to



My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Meet The Experts
Kim Perrin
Kim Perrin is our resident mechanic here at DriverSide. Kim worked as…
Tyler Orr
Tyler Orr is an expert in German and Japanese cars and has been a mechanic …
Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten worked as an automotive technician for several years at Dodge…
Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…