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#1756 of 1769 Re: Front wheel bearing fails. [carfreak09]
Oct 09, 2011 (5:37 pm)
Hi carfreak09, good to hear from you, I remember your posts from 2000 when my Accent was a new car. Good luck with your 2010, I hope you enjoy it for a good long time. My odometer just flipped over to 140,000 miles. Who would have thought that a Hyundai would last so long? I replaced my spark plug wires at around 100,000 miles due to deterioration from being oily. The engine is still running smoothly and the air conditioning is also original. I have a satellite radio which plays well through the original radio and is very useful for longer drives.
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#1759 of 1769 My 2000 Accent at 150,450 miles.
Jun 13, 2012 (10:18 pm)
Looks like this message board doesn't get much activity anymore, nevertheless here is an update for my 2000 Accent at 150,450 miles. I am bringing it to the mechanic tomorrow because I am having trouble putting gas into the car. Seems like there is some kind of blockage or back pressure which causes most gas pumps to turn off. I note from other blog sites that this seems to be a common complaint for older Hyundai cars so I will post the repair results for those who might be interested.
Jun 20, 2012 (2:24 pm)
My 2001 Accent is been doing something very weird lately. Coming out of a stoplight, my engine got no pull at all, on first gear, I had to provide a lot of accelerator at half-clutch for the thing to even move. And as I moved and shifted, it choked and sputtered and wheezed along, and the check engine light blinked on and off.
feels like its not getting gas or air or something because it barely moved was so scared to drive home in the freeway thinking its gonna stop in the middle. Also what's weird is that this happened a few seconds after I had the heater on. When I turned the heater off, it sputtered along a while, slowly reducing in intensity, and then disappeared. It happened again when I turned the heater on, at full blast only though. Can anybody tell me whats wrong with it? I need Help!!
#1761 of 1769 2003 accent gt owner.. mods?
Jun 20, 2012 (3:45 pm)
So a few months ago I bought a 2003 accent gt with 78k for about 3400. I love it. Honestly had no problems at all! Except at around 81k the valve spring went bad inside of the cylinder and we had o replace it. I'm at 83k now and I'm in love <3 but I feel like its getting not so good gas milage :c any help? Also has anybody done any sort of mods to the car engine wise? I want to beef it up to around 180-200 HP. It's a 1.6 L 4 cly auto. Help?
#1762 of 1769 Re: High anxiety [jemini21]
Jun 20, 2012 (3:47 pm)
Try looking into a bad valve spring inside one of the cylinders. Mine sputtered for a while like that, although mines an 03
#1763 of 1769 Re: 2003 accent gt owner.. mods? [bednashaccent]
Jun 28, 2012 (11:37 pm)
There really isn't much you can do to improve the output of the 1.6 Alpha motor. You can only improve output by about 10-15 hp max. A short ram air intake will improve throttle response and add a little pep. Improving the exhaust will net a few horsepower. But that's about it. Turbo kits are extremely expensive and unreliable. It's unfortunate but there really isn't a tuner market for the Accent
#1764 of 1769 For Msg 1760 by jemini21
Jul 17, 2012 (7:00 am)
The most interesting part of your sputtering problem is the connection with the heater use. I am thinking a bad ground problem. Turning on the heater causes a fluctuation in the electrical ground at some location due to the extra current flow. What I did with my 2000 Accent was to remove all locations where wires were bolted to the chassis for ground. I replaced the black anodized bolts (insulated) with zinc plated bolts. I cleaned the terminals and bolt holes with sandpaper and reassembled. Especially critical is the ground for the fuel pump located under the fuse box below the dashboard. A bad ground on the fuel pump will stall the car.
#1765 of 1769 Fixing the gas pump problem.
Jul 17, 2012 (7:06 am)
In a previous message I noted that it had become difficult to pump gas into my 2000 Accent. The mechanic determined that the vapor canister was shot. Carbon pellets were leaking out and clogging the associated plumbing. Hyundai supplied a kit including the canister, an air filter, and a liquid-vapor separator valve. This repair completely solved the problem and now I can get gas on even the most sensitive gas pumps. Total cost $510. Recommendation - do not overfill the tank as getting gas into the vapor canister will destroy it.