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Hi all,

Anyone with a turbo version had to repair/replace their vacuum pump assy? Part number is 59200-3Q500. Dealer diagnostic came back saying it's leaking internally. Hyundai wants $490 for a new one (around $300 online aftermarket). Symptoms were the ABS/ESC/and parking brake lights all illuminated while driving. Seems like it could be repaired.

My starter is also going out- changing that today with an AutoZone refurbed unit. Car has just under 60k miles.

Thanks everyone!
 

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Sorry, but AZ stuff junk. Lifetime warranty and I'd say you'll replace it many times and you could purchase a new unit @$85.
Vacuum pump, make certain the line isn't collapsed when vacuum deficient, but not knowing your location I'd look for a used vacuum pump >$50.
I've replaced vacuum pumps on diesels, but never had one of these in hand to examine.
 

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Update.

Starter installed, works great. Turbonut, not too worried about it going out again being an AutoZone product, I'll likely sell the car before that happens and if not, super easy job. Thanks for the 2 cents.

Good news is that I beleive I was able to rebuild the vacuum pump with minimal effort. Hopefully the following will help someone else save the $570 parts and labor Hyundai wanted to just remove and replace.

Funny thing is in order to change the starter, you have to remove the vacuum pump assembly. With it removed I decided to disassemble it and investigate. It's located in plain sight by the oil filter (first remove the plastic shields):
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Once off the car you'll need a T-20 and T-10 torx bit to take it apart. Once inside the pump you'll see black dust everywhere. I think the spinning cylinder and flat pieces that generate the vacuum pressure is made of some type of carbon. Here's the inside:
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The nice thing about whoever designed this pump is that you can't put it back together wrong. Everything fits one way. Just be careful not to loose the tiny shaft that sits below the carbon looking cylinder:
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Inside you'll also find two blue seals (likely silicone). Be gentle with them when cleaning. I used isopropyl alcohol. Once apart I started to think that a leak could also be an under-perfoming pump. Either way, I wasn't too impressed with the surface finish of the sealing surfaces. You could still see the machining grooves:

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I decided to wet sand all the metallic sealing surfaces starting with 1500 grit, then 2500, then 3000. Now the grooves are gone, super smooth surface. The rubber seal should need less compression to achieve a seal against the flat surfaces:
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Here's all the parts minus the black plastic cap/screws:
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One thing I noticed when taking the pump apart was the 4 carbon like flat pieces had a somewhat uneven worn flat on the contact surface. This may be contributing to the underperformance of the pump. I decided to flip them 180 degrees since they looked symmetric. The opposite side had a perfect radius:
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Everything is back together. Took the car on a test drive without any issues. Only thing I wish I did was take a vacuum reading before and after the rebuild to confirm an improvement. I will definitely give an update in a couple weeks whether or not this fixed the issue. Thanks everyone!
 

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Now that's a post! Seriously, thank you for this incredible post explaining how to do a poor man's rebuild. Hope I never have this issue but then again, its a Hyundai and quality was not job 1 with its design and manufacturer.
 
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