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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
Aug 07, 2006 (4:56 am)
Hello everyone, I have just recently purchased a 1995 hyundai elantra and the radio doesn't work and is flashing error for a code. I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this. I have absolutly no idea where to go and look for these.
#5106 of 5569 Re: Battery [jvenezia]
Aug 07, 2006 (5:44 am)
It is a high-end battery. The one's you can get from Wally World don't have as much lead in them. Note the warranty on that battery.
#5107 of 5569 Re: E10 Ethanol [exotrope]
Aug 07, 2006 (7:23 am)
I live in central Illinois, and in this "corn country," I've been buying gasoline with a 10% ethanol mix for over 20 years. Yes, it's been here that long in the midwest. Only a very, very few stations offer gasoline without 10% ethanol.
I've used it all of this time without any damage to any engine, and I have two cars with over 160K on the clock, and they're still going strong.
I would suggest the one service manager who claimed it would damage your engine do his homework. Obviously, he is terribly misinformed.
BTW . . . the Indy car circuit (IRL) which has burned 100% methanol, and CART before it, for years is switching to 100% ethanol fuel for 2007.
#5108 of 5569 Re: E10 Ethanol [w9cw]
Aug 07, 2006 (9:42 am)
E10 shouldn't pose a problem, but E85 can really screw things up if the engine and fuel system are not set up for flex-fuel.
#5109 of 5569 Re: Battery [jlflemmons]
Aug 07, 2006 (4:02 pm)
Yeah, I guess that's not bad. Diehard Golds are nearly 40 pounds for a car like ours. It kind of makes me wonder how that amount of weight in the left front corner affects tire wear and handling. I know that tuners move the battery further back (sometimes in the trunk) for better weight distribution.
#5110 of 5569 Re: radio codes [jessie02]
Aug 07, 2006 (5:25 pm)
This is a securtiy code used for the radio in case it is stolen from the car which makes the entire radio unusable until you enter the code. I had bought a used 95 Elantra in 1997 with the same problem and I called Hyundai at the time. All they needed was the serial number of the radio and they gave me the code over the phone. However, they may not do this today. In worst case scnario you may have to take the car into a dealer so they can get you a code. My 94 Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR4 has a similiar code and Mitsubishi never gave the code out over the phone. It cost me $50 to get the code for the Mitsubishi so Hyundai hopefully wouldn't charge as much.
#5111 of 5569 Our local supply has gone over to only E10
Aug 08, 2006 (10:05 am)
and our local dealer said the number of Check Engine Light type service has gone up. My Elantra is in the shop right now getting a new sensor put in. I don't know if it is a result of E10 not, although I tend to think not since it is a sensor on the intake (MAF).
If I have any complaint with the car it's the CELs I've gotten. I had several attributed to loose fuel cap, then one they fixed by putting in a new purge control valve (under warranty). Since that was replaced, no more "loose fuel cap" CELs. Coincidence? Who knows.
The latest one is being blamed on the MAF sensor and a new MAF is being put on as I write this. My theory is that to get the ULEV rating, Hyundai had to tighten up on all their engine parameters such that at least some cars are on the hairy edge of what the computer thinks is okay. I'm hoping that whatever CELs I'm getting all get covered under warranty, but we'll see.
Driveability has never been an issue, though. The car hasn't stranded me, and even though the CELs for the purge valve and the MAF sensor were both P0172, running rich, my mileage has always been consistent and slowly improving, so I tend to believe it is a sensor thing and the car isn't really running rich. We'll see.
Aug 08, 2006 (3:18 pm)
jflemmons: Replaced under the Hyundai powertrain warranty? Intriguing, but I may wish to avoid waiting for it to die. The Interstates seem to be rated consistently low in Consumer Reports; of course this is the brand my trusted mechanic sells.
#5113 of 5569 Re: Battery [jimbeaumi]
Aug 08, 2006 (5:05 pm)
I just replaced a dead Interstate on a Ford Tempo that served me well for four years. I was pretty happy with it.
#5114 of 5569 Re: Battery [jimbeaumi]
Aug 08, 2006 (5:21 pm)
Replaced under some warranty, not sure as the car was less than two years old at the time. It seems it was free replacement for 24 months, then pro-rated out to 60. The battery has Hyundai all over it, but in small print says Interstate. My mechie says they have had much better luck with them than the OEMs.
BTW, found out yesterday that my trusted Hyundai tech was hit on his motorcycle by a red light runner and may loose some of his fingers. Witness accounts state the lady that ran the light wasn't even close. He had a green light, hesitated, and saw her blowing through at the last second and tried to avoid. I am going over for tranny service on Saturday and will find out how he is doing.
Red light runners here in the Austin area have become epidemic. I have lost count of how many fatalities have occured this year by these idiots. In most cases what I see are not the "it was just pink" violators, but the "screw you, I ain't stopping" jackasses that think they are the center of the universe. Some of the courts here are starting to hand down major sentencing on these where accidents occur.