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#144 of 5569 1999 Elantra Problems
Oct 14, 2000 (3:22 am)
Yep! Problems are presents on Elantras, even if everybody here seem to be really pleased with it, mine is haunted.
1- Like described on topic #75, at night, the dial itself light up when they are dimmed at mid-intensity and when engine revs up on kick-down. It happens only when A/C is on. Any idea about it? The prob still remains on my car
2- Manifold cracked, intoxicating my family with carbon monoxid. I suppose to be the only one in Canada who have change that piece on 1996-2000 Elantra generation. Wow! I'm glad to know that
3- A/C works so-so. After a half hour use, it push a cool puff of air, then push a warm humid puff... Then the cycle begins:cool-warm-cool-warm... Now, i don't use A/C cause it it too much frustating. And, despite 4-5 dealership visits, the prob still be with the car. Any idea about it?
4- Other minor probs, they have to change a shock absorber on right rear side, two tail gate schock on the hatch,, and, what else.. the alternator slacked on its bracket in the first week, leaving me stucked aside the road (my love story has beginned there) and automatic tranny slips one a month, even the recall serviced on my car. Bulbs blows like pop corn on this car.
Unfortunately, there is no lemon law in Quebec Province and i can't return back that devil's creature. So i have to keep that crap till the lease contract will be over. I,m sad about the poor quality of this car cause it's a good family car, providing a good comfort, good gas efficiency regardless the potential power of the engine and a delightful sure paw on the road. But it will be my first and last Hyunday
#145 of 5569 To #153 Baber's break-in
Oct 15, 2000 (2:26 am)
Nice advice. I am not clear about two points:
race the engine?
Short trip? (noone likes to take long one if there is a short trip)
Also, can you tell me what does rear spoiler do?
#146 of 5569 Spoiler
Oct 15, 2000 (4:34 am)
Racing the engine is just running the engine at high rpm, like flooring the gas pedal when the car is in park. The spoiler mostly looks good and does nothing else on most production cars. On sports cars the spoiler puts more down force on the rear end of the car at high speeds. This makes the car more stable and handle better at these high speeds. The Elantra probably will never get up to the speed that the spoiler will work. This is because the spoiler on the Elantra is pretty small. the car makers seem to be putting spoilers on everything now, but they are much more show then go.
#147 of 5569 My god! Re: baber's Braek-in
Oct 16, 2000 (3:56 am)
What's a pity that I cannot read baber's words days ago. I just finished a long trip and made my new elantra's milage up to 1,200 miles. I kept 75mph in interstate for hours. And seems I didn't obey most of the rulers you mentioned.
I want to know, anything I can do now to make my car's break-in better(though it is a little late now). Thanks.
#148 of 5569 Don't worry
Oct 16, 2000 (11:49 am)
We have a 99 Accent and 99 Elantra. My Wife's Elantra was broken in according to the advice I posted, but my Accent was driven a lot at a constant 50 mph or so on my long 100 mile a day commute to work. Both cars run perfect now, the Elantra has 15,000 miles, the Accent has 32,000. Both cars don't burn or use a drop of oil. The only difference is that the Accent took a little longer to break in then the Elantra. The Elantra ran great after about 1,000 miles but the Accent didn't really break in till about 3,000 miles. You should change your oil and filter now (I use 100% synthetic) and drive it a few more thousand miles according to those instructions. As the engine breaks in, it will feel like it has more power and will get better gas mileage too. Enjoy your new car and don't worry.
#149 of 5569 Check engine?
Oct 16, 2000 (3:08 pm)
This morning when I started my 2000 elantra, the car body has a little bit noticable shaking back and forward, and the red light "check engine" was on, and it continued on during my 20 minutes drive to work, I stopped on the road and restart the car and the "check engine" light was still on, I don't know what's wrong. Anyone can help? (just had a car wash yesterday, can that be the problem?)
Just had 15,000 miles maintainance service couple of weeks ago, they found out that the auto transmission fluid leaks and fixed that, so far that is the only problem. The other minor problem is that the left passenger door won't unlock with either remote keyless or master control on driver's door, haven't ask dearler yet, anyone has similar problem??
thanks in advance, any input will be appreciated.
#150 of 5569 Some things to check
Oct 16, 2000 (3:54 pm)
The most comman cause of a check engine light is a loose gas cap. Make sure the gas cap is tight and "clicks" a few times as you tighten it. If the gas cap is ok, I would check the transmission fluid since you had the trans serviced recently. You might have a water in the wiring problem too. If nothing helps, bring it to the dealer, you can have them fix the door locks too.
#151 of 5569 Check Engine
Oct 16, 2000 (5:32 pm)
Thanks a lot baber. I still can't find out the problem. The gas cap was tight, the transmission fluid level is normal, however, I don't know what "water in the wire" mean and how can I remove it if there is water? Can you explain further?
I called the dealership service department but they said if the car still runs fine then their earliest appointment available is 8 days from today. I wonder if the "check engine" light continues on while driving could cause any damage to the engine and all.
I had the 2000 elantra since last Nov., the first $15000 miles the baby was doing exceptional (runs great, high gas mileage, quiet engine, etc...you name it, ,it was never late on oil change (first oil change at 750 miles) and maintainance service, and I was very very satisfied with its overall performance. However, now the problem seems coming one after another: auto transmission fluid leaking, passenger door won't "power" lock/unlock, and now "check engine" problem....
#152 of 5569 Thanks baber and igniting question
Oct 17, 2000 (1:41 am)
Three days ago, I found that when I ignite the engine, it costs me longer than before and the noise it big. Sometime, I even can feel the engine
shaking, just as what cnn2 said, but no check engine light on. After igniting, everything is ok.
Another question is what the defination for quiet engine? How quiet it should be? Just curious.
#153 of 5569 Fog Lamps on 2001 Elantra?
Oct 17, 2000 (1:55 am)
...I saw them on the car pictured at the www.hmc.co.kr website. However, fog lamps are not found on the Elantras pictured in the new US brochure. Also, the Elantras on the above mentioned website have a black trim lacking on the US models. Anyway, could someone please tell me whether I will be able to get fog lamps on a new 2001 Elantra? The new Elantra is more attractive than the new Sentra, Nubira, Protege, Neon, Focus, or Civic, and better priced too. Being able to get it with fog lamps would make all the difference for me. Someone please advise.