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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
#1398 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [dannyboy2]
Jul 11, 2005 (1:20 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 (7:19 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 (12:40 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 (12:44 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 (12:03 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 (7:21 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 (8:19 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.
#1405 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [vthuppil]
Jul 14, 2005 (11:44 am)
3 quarts would not be enough. If I remember correctly, it takes between 3.5-3.75 quarts.
#1406 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [altair4]
Jul 14, 2005 (12:45 pm)
I bought my car used and it didn't come with an owner's manual, which is why I'm asking here. Ok, so if it's 3.5 to 3.75 quarts, a gallon of oil should be good enough.
Jul 15, 2005 (12:50 am)
Well my 1.3 took just over 3 litres....i'd assume the 1.5 take more
The easy way to find out is to get a large drip pan that holds upto 5-6 litres....i used an old roses choccolates tin lol
Undo the nut on the oil sump and let it flow out into the pan
then when its stopped take the oil filter off....these can be a devil....you may need an oil filter wrench....or what some people do is ram a screw driver into the side of it for extra leverage....i prefere using a filter wrench myself tho lol
Make sure the pan's under the filter....upto half a pint may come dripping out of the filter and where it was fitted....
Now you got all the oil in the system in your pan.....just measure it out....lets say 3.6 litres for example....so replace it with 3.6 litres fresh oil.
Usually you get oil in 5 litre containers....so you should be ok whatever.
When putting the new filter in, make sure you leave it for 5 min or so with clean oil in to soak the filter....otherwise there's a small chance it may tear with the pressure of the system if it's started up dry.
Even though it will have been very tight to undo....dont use the wrench to tighten it up, just do it up by hand.
Dont no if you'll have the same problem as me....but i had a problem with the sump nut when tryin to put it back in, some of the threads were rough.
So you may want to get a spare ready before you start, just in case. If you dont need it...you can always take it back to the shop anyway!
When checking the oil level to get the level just right....let the oil warm up with a few minutes of engine tick over, since oil will expand with heat