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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
#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.
#1405 of 1769 Re: 1998 hyundai accent stalling [vthuppil]
Jul 14, 2005 (12:44 pm)
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 (1:45 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 (1:50 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
Jul 21, 2005 (7:04 pm)
I just recently bought a pre-owned 97 Hyundai accent gt, and just wanted to know what the economy mode, normal mode button does??? Also what to use the overdrive button for? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
#1410 of 1769 Re: Economy mode? [aquagem271]
Jul 22, 2005 (7:00 am)
Both would be covered in the onwer's manual, if you have one.
Typically, the overdrive button locks out the overdrive function of the transmission, which will stop the transmission from shifting up and down into the most economical gear. Theoretically, it makes the car more comfortable to drive for those who are bothered by the shifting sensation.
Dunno about the economy/normal button. If it's on the transmission, it affects the shift points, allowing for more economical (but less responsive) driving by allowing the transmission to shift to a higher gear earlier (when in economy mode).
#1411 of 1769 Brakes squeal upon release
Jul 23, 2005 (9:03 pm)
I own a 2003 Hyundai Accent GL hatchback. Car has 34000 miles. As of late (past week or so), I've noticed that my brakes seem to make a soft squealing sound when I release the brake pedal. The squealing doesn't occur when I depress the pedal and the functioning of the brakes seems very normal. The car's brakes were looked at about a month ago as part of a 30000 mile checkup and were normal. The car recently made a trip across the country. Any ideas? Thank you.
#1412 of 1769 Re: Brakes squeal upon release [bb466]
Jul 29, 2005 (3:21 pm)
I had the same problem with mine ( a 2000 model) a few weeks ago. It could be your brake pads are wearing out. Mine started out the same way, a soft squealing sound when the pedal was depressed. Then the soft squealing sound came when the brakes were pressed. Then the squealing continued no matter when, as long as the tires were rotating. That's when I checked it out and replaced my pads or rotors. If your car has 34,000 miles on it, and you've never changed the pads before, it could be quite likely your pads need changing now. Get it looked at. If you let the squealing continue for too long, you risk damaging your rotors which are much more expensive to fix.
#1413 of 1769 Desperate help with my Hyundai!! (long)
Jul 30, 2005 (8:07 pm)
I am desperate for help about my Hyundai. Im in Australia and here they call it a Hyundai Excel but I believe its the same as a Hyundai Accent elsewhere in the world. Its a 98 model, twin cam engine, automatic.
This car has decided to start stressing me out at a time when I least need it - I am expecting a baby in 8 days!
About 3 weeks ago, it decided to cut out as I was approaching traffic lights (had only been driven for 5 mins so couldnt have been overheating). The car since new has never broken down on me! After about 15 minutes, the car started again and was fine. It started fine every time after that too. I took it to a local (apparently) very reputable big name mechanics chain and asked for a major service & tune up (it needed it anyway) and told them what happened at the traffic lights. They carried out service/tune ($300 AUD) and found nothing else wrong with it. Claimed it must have been due to "dirt on the spark plugs".
Two days later, after several trips in it later with it driving beautifully, I go to leave the hospital after my hour long appointment and it wont start. Cranks over, but wont start. Again after 15-20 mins, it starts perfectly. I take it back to the mechanics and tell them what happened. They feel bad, knowing my condition, that it broke down on me. After 2 days, they diagnose a worn out fuel pump, saying it was seizing and causing this "intermittent" starting problem. So I give them another $400 and tell them the car must be bomb proof as Im 8 months pregnant. They assure me that was the problem.
One week later, and several no problem car trips later, I take a short 5 minute drive from home to get take away. Get in car after collecting food, it wont start, just cranks over. Once again, 15 - 20 mins later it started. I cried for the rest of the weekend I couldnt believe this was happening.
Took it back to the mechanics again quite angry. THEY ARE HOPELESS. I tell them i dont want it back until its FIXED. They have the car for a whole week. I hear nothing. At the end of the week and feeling ignored, I call them and they tell me car is running perfectly. "we cant get it to stop or stall, nothing wrong with it". Say they have checked it over, hooked it up to their computer, nothing wrong. Well here i am thinking, if they cant fix it WHO CAN? I tell them I will come and get it but demand a refund of $400 for the fuel pump that obviously had nothing to do with the problem. They agreed on this straight away - in fact too easily.
Now I am to collect the car on Monday, I am due to give birth in 8 days and I have a car i dont trust and could leave me stranded at any time. I dont trust these mechnics. Theyve had 3 chances to fix it. Ive had enough of them.
As the problem is so unpredictable and so intermittent, I am now thinking it may be a loose wire/connection or one of these "sensors" i see people referring to on here. Its obviously an electrical problem. Agree? Can anyone PLEASE lead me in the right direction as to what may be causing my car to refuse to start like this when it appears to be mechanically A1???
Im losing sleep because of this.