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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
#1395 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [dannyboy2]
Jul 10, 2005 (3:55 pm)
Yeah i dont trust those diagnosis computers that you stick into your ECU...had to use one of them on my exam, missed loads of things that i picked up manually.
Before worrying about any major faults with your car that could lead to expensive bills....check the simple things first...
The staulling at high engine temperatures could be due to one of the engine management sensors being loose, or knocked out of place all together.
Just check all the connection plugs are on tight, and non of the terminals are corroded or anything.
There's a message earlier on in this discussion where i mentioned all the positions for all (that i could think of anyway) the sensors...
For example on one car i found one of the pins on the ECU was bent and all corroded up which didnt help much....
#1396 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [phillbill]
Jul 11, 2005 (7:21 am)
i'm not a huge car guy...sorry....what would be the names of the some of the sensors i would want to check
#1397 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [dannyboy2]
Jul 11, 2005 (9:23 am)
Got one coming out of your air box (where the air filter goes)
there's one on the gear box where it connects to the engine...you can see it as you look down into the engine bay, same side as the air filter.
Then theres the throttle postion sensor....opposite where the accellorator cable connects to the air intake system.
The lambda sensor...screwed the exhaust manifold that connects the exhaust to the engine.
There are a few more dotted around here and there...
All these connections may be on ok though...
how does your engine stop, are you litterally driving one minute and the next it dies out on you? or does the performance slowly decrease?
when you try starting it up again what happens? can you hear the starter motor wanting to start the engine? or is it totally dead...not a thing when you turn your key?
#1398 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [dannyboy2]
Jul 11, 2005 (2:20 pm)
I have a feeling that your engine idle rpm may be set too low. You're saying that the car doesn't stall only when the rpm is above 2,000? Or there may be a problem with your fuel intake at low engine speeds causing the engine to shut off.
Whatever is the case, if the above tips don't work out for you, I would take the car to the nearest Hyundai dealership / service center. Hopefully it's nothing serious. My car had a faulty oxygen sensor, but the computer didn't respond to my mechanic's computer. I took it to the dealership and they immediately figured out the problem.
Luckily, my car was still under the warranty, otherwise I would have had to shell out about $200. Hopefully, it doesn't work out too costly for you.
#1399 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [dannyboy2]
Jul 12, 2005 (8:19 pm)
It could be a bad fuel pump relay or ignition relay if it has one. These can start acting up once they get old and hot.
#1400 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [phillbill]
Jul 13, 2005 (1:40 am)
I will drive the car for 5-10 minutes and then the car just dies. After that, I cannot start it for about 30 minutes...turns over but will not start. The temperature gauge does not show the engine overheating. thanks for your help.
#1401 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [vthuppil]
Jul 13, 2005 (1:44 am)
yes, I can keep the car running if i keep the rpms over 2000. The problem does not occur until the engine has warmed up and has been running for 5-10 minutes. Once i let it idle below 2k, it stalls. Thanks.
#1402 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [dannyboy2]
Jul 14, 2005 (1:03 am)
Could it maybe the lambda sensor's sooted up...
This is the one that's screwed into your engine - exhaust manifold.
To clean it you unscrew it out of the manifold, get a clean cloth soaked in petrol and gently clean the tip of the lambda sensor with it.
(im assuming your car is petrol not diesel...)
If the lambda sensor isn't getting the correct readings it would make the mixture too rich or to weak, from what you've told me it sounds too weak
If your unsure, borrow a haynes manual from the library, tells you exactly where it is and how to get it out.
#1403 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [dannyboy2]
Jul 14, 2005 (8:21 am)
I say you should take it to the dealer and see what the problem is. If it's something that costs you under $500, maybe it's worth fixing it. Hyundais are fairly reliable and if you haven't noticed any other problems with your car, it might be worth getting it fixed and getting a couple of more years driving out of this car. How many miles does your car have on it? If it's under 125,000, you've got at least a couple of years left.
Also, I'm thinking about starting to do my own oil changes (right now I pay about $55 for a fully synthetic oil change). Mine is a 1.5 liter, 92 hp engine. Does anyone know how much oil I should put in there for a complete change? I thought it was a gallon (3.78 L), but someone told me it could be less than that? Would three quarts (roughly 3 L) be enough? Seriously, in this country, we have to start using the same measures the rest of the world is using. We're living in the dark ages here. What's next, our speedometer is going to be in "inches / epoch" or something ridiculous like that.
#1404 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [vthuppil]
Jul 14, 2005 (9:19 am)
Does anyone know how much oil I should put in there for a complete change? I thought it was a gallon (3.78 L), but someone told me it could be less than that? Would three quarts (roughly 3 L) be enough?
The exact amount of oil required (in quarts and liters) can be found in your owner's manual, along with pretty good instructions on how to do an oil change, if your manual is anything like the one in my mother-in-law's '02 model.